A 16 km walk through Europe's
Longest Gorge

The Samaria Gorge in Crete

Tue 17th September 2013

The Hike statrts at Xyloskalo 1,200 metres up on the Omalos Plateau in the White Mountains.

Mount Gygilos soars above at over 2,400 metres

The path zig zags it's way down to the gorge several thousand feet below

The mountains all around are spectacular,

The whole route is over pebbles and boulders and very tough on the soles of your feet

The spring water in the the gorge is crystal clear.

Mountains tower above you at every turn

Mountain goats

4 km in to the walk and still going downhill

Here we are approaching the bottom of the gorge

Near the abandoned village of Samaria

The bridge takes you into the abandoned village, a few of the buildings are still standing

The walls of the gorge start to narrow.

and tower a thousand feet above you

This really is an impressive place to walk

Small wooden bridges help cross the river.

Click here to go to page 2 of the Samaria Gorge

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