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  • Day6

    Samaria Gorge hike

    July 16, 2017 in Greece ⋅ ☀️ 86 °F

    The Samaria gorge is the longest one in Europe. It is an area of stunning natural beauty. Rare flora and fauna have survived in this area and are protected. The mountains that have formed it are wild, high and steep. One will pass through forests of ancient cypresses and pines and descend between vertical cliffs. The path starts from Xyloskalo (near Omalos) in the White Mountains at an altitude of 1230 meters and comes to an end at the village of Agia Roumeli at the Libyan sea. Walking through the gorge usually takes anything from 5-6 hours.
    The path is 16km long and although it is maintained and in good condition, it is quite stony and also steep at times.
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