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Europe » Greece » Crete » Sfaka September 22nd 2012

After a 05h30 breakfast and a 06h15 coach, today was a simple walk - the Samaria Gorge. The day finished off with a boat to Sougia and the bus back to Chania. Simple!... read more
Early Morning
Kri Kri
Kri Kri

Europe » Greece » Crete » Sfaka May 12th 2012

Twice in two weeks! How lucky am I? Again, I get to walk one of the most amazing walks in the world! The Samaria Gorge is the largest in Europe and begins on the Omalos Plateau, meeting the Lybian Sea at Agia Roumeli. The walk is 18km from top to bottom, through walls between 200m and 1000m high, and between 3m and 300m wide. At its narrowest, it has been named Sideroportes (Iron Gates) and, throughout its length, 20 fresh water springs provide water to those daring the walk. Once at the bottom, there are only two options: - Walk back up - Get the boat out There is possibly a third - stay!... read more
Clear waters ...
... for the Mountain Ambulance!
Towards the Iron Gates

Europe » Greece » Crete » Sfaka May 5th 2012

The longest gorge in Europe begins with a 1km descent in the first 1.5km of walking. 18km of amazing scenery through walls varying from 200m high, to around 1000m, along a river bed from 300m wide down to just 3m. My words are insufficient - I hope the pictures give some sense of the grandeur ...... read more
Three-Toothed Orchid
Dragon Lily
Starting the walk down

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