Excursion to the Samaria Gorge of Greece

Travel to the cradle of civilization that gave birth to many of the greatest philosophers and thinkers of history, Greece. We start by hiking in natural parks where we find one of the architectural masterpieces of nature’s most impressive on an island.

Samaria Gorge from above

Samaria Gorge from above

Samaria Gorge Sunrise

Samaria Gorge Sunrise

On the island of Crete is one of the highest solid rock walls around the world, the Samaria Gorge, without comparing with the grand canyon of course, with walls that rise up to 700 meters high. They form a long narrow corridor that simulates the stroke of a dry river. Today it is covered by only 16 miles of gray rocks to lead you up to the shore of the sea.

Samaria

Samaria

Samaria Gorge path

Samaria Gorge path

The amazing thing is to make the trip all the way to the end in order to reach the famous iron gates, the narrowest part of the wall where you get to reduce to four meters wide and 500 meters high.

Samaria Gorge river

Samaria Gorge river

Samaria Gorge Narrow path

Samaria Gorge Narrow path

Another interesting point of the trip for Greece itself is to discover one of the oldest civilizations that dominated the island until the collapse in 1962. Getting to the center of the Samaria Gorge is a must in order to see the ancient city of Samaria! Truly an unforgettable experience.

More on Greece: Patmos island guide, Greece.

Samaria Gorge photos: Shepard4711, ljgunn, Derek Melany, eucharisto deo, Doug88888, ArkanGL.

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