Samaria Gorge

June 18th – 19th – 20th, 2016

As every year the Mountaineering Club of Heraklion organises the crossing of the famous Samaria Gorge.

We set off on Saturday afternoon to Omalos Plateau, Chania, where we spend the night.

On Sunday we enter the gorge at Xyloskalo, at 1200m a.s.l. On our way we pass by the old village of St Maria and Portes, the narrowest point of the gorge and we end in Agia Roumeli, where we spend the night in rooms or tents.

Monday is free for relaxing and swimming or short hikes around. We start our journey back in the afternoon by boat to Chora Sfakion and then to Heraklion.

Leader: Anna Papadaki • Hiking hours: 6 • Difficulty Rate: 2

Departure: Saturday 14.00 from the Archaeological Museum.

Information: Monday to Friday, 20.30 – 22.30, at the Mountaineering Club Office, 53 Dikeosynis st, telephone number: 2810-227609.

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