Today you walk through Europe’s longest and most famous gorge: the Samaria Gorge. You can either start very early or rather late, avoiding the crowds of people who walk the gorge as a day trip. During quieter hours, you'll enjoy the true beauty of this spectacular gorge. You spend the night in the seaside village of Agia Roumeli, at the end of the gorge, which leaves you as much time as you need for the walk. There will still be plenty of time for a relaxing swim in the crystal clear Lybian sea before you set off for dinner at one of the local taverns in Agia Roumeli.
Challenge: 5-6 hours, 16,3 km / 10 mi, 50 m ascent, 1200 m descent
*The Samaria gorge is open from 1st May onwards until autumn rains start, usually end of October and can be closed by authorities in case of extreme weather conditions.
• In case of heavy rains, the Samaria gorge can be closed. Guests will then travel with the
luggage from Omalos to Sougia and take the ferry from Sougia to Agia Roumeli. There is a
possible walk to the ‘Kastro’ from Agia Roumeli, 10 km (no route description at hand)
• In case the ferry Sougia-Agia Roumeli is not running due to strong winds, but Samaria gorge
is open, guests take basic needs for 1 night with them to Agia Roumeli. Luggage will then be
sent on day 6 from Omalos to Loutro, via Sougia / per ferry.
• In case on day 6, ferry is still not running