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Samariá Gorge

Samariá Gorge (Greece)

Practical information on Samariá Gorge

  • Viewpoint
  • Hiking / Trekking
  • Mountain
  • Off the beaten track
5 / 5 - One review
How to get there
10km south-west of Omalos on foot.
When to go
During Springtime
Minimum stay
A few hours

Reviews of Samariá Gorge

Latéfa Faïz Seasoned Traveller
114 written opinions

The Samaria gorge was listed as a national park in 1962 and contains the most beautiful scenery.

My suggestion:
The complete trek is for experienced hikers only. Spend the night in the village of Omalos and start your journey into the Samaria Gorge early in the morning.
My review

The Samaria gorge is a favourite spot for those who love action holidays. This 16km trek can be challenging. But the view is worth it! The Samaria gorge was made by a river hollowing out the rocks in the mountains and it is spectacular, at a certain point in the gorge a passage just 3 metres wide and 300 metres high, has been formedthe famous « portes» or « Iron Gates ».

During your journey you can admire the wonderful maple trees which overhang the path and the ochre and anthracite striated rock faces. The three « Iron Gates » on the trek are all equally wonderful, and the second one particularly so: a real colossus with its Calabria pines hanging onto the rock face. The streams which appear all along the way provide a welcome coolness.

To keep your strength up, I suggest you to stop at the Christos point just before the third « Iron Gate »; or further up the gorge, at the village of Samaria: a hamlet which was abandoned when the the national park was created and a strange place with its houses, outbuildings and the Ossia Maria chapel.

A view of the Samaria Gorge.