Samaria Gorge

Saturday 15th – Sunday 16th – Monday 17th June 2019

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.

Alternatively, there is a hike on Monday along the coastal E4 trail from Agia Roumeli to Chora Sfakion. Leader: Michalis Lyratzakis, hiking hours: 6, Difficulty Rate: 2.

Leader: Polytimi Christakou  •  Hiking hours: 6  •  Difficulty Rate: 2

Departure: Saturday 15.30 from the Archaeological Museum.

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

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