The Samaria gorge is one of the most famous tourist attraction in Crete. Samaria gorge is a unique national park located in southwest Crete in the region of Chania.
The gorge was created by a river running between the Lefka Ori (white mountains in english) and mountain Volakias. Also there are a number of other minor gorges in Lefka Ori. The Samaria gorge is approximately 16 km long, starting at an altitude of 1,250 m at the northern entrance, and ending at the sea in Agia Roumeli.
In Samaria there is also a small village just inside the gorge. It was abandoned by its last inhabitants in 1962 in order to make way for the national park. Inside the national park it is forbidden to spent the night, camp, light fires or swim in the streams of the gorge.
The Samaria Gorge is a must for tourists in Crete as it has long been one of the leading natural attractions of the island, it is a true holiday highlight!
Rent a car from Autohire and visit the beautiful gorge!