Samaria Gorge

Samaria Gorge

Taking a hike through this stunning gorge is a must-do while you're in Crete. Situated in the National Park of Samaria, in the White Mountains, the gorge is open to the public from May until October. The walk is tough - 16 kilometres - but it's worth it for the natural beauty of the place, as well as the endangered kri-kri goats that wander the gorge's paths.
Town of Chania

Town of Chania

Crete (Heraklion Area)

The Venetian old town really shows off Chania's history, especially around the harbour area with its narrow streets, lighthouse, fortress and ancient mosque. Old townhouses have been transformed into...

24.7 Km to Samaria Gorge - Map

Cave Nerospilia

Cave Nerospilia

Aghia Marina – Heraklion, Crete (Heraklion Area)

The Cave of Nerospilia – or "Water Cave" – is home to a set of marvellous stalactites and stalagmites. It was originally a sacred area and place of worship in the age of the Minoans. It’s just over 1km south of...

25.0 Km to Samaria Gorge - Map

Souvenir and pottery shops

Souvenir and pottery shops

Aghia Marina – Heraklion, Crete (Heraklion Area)

Go on the hunt for little local souvenirs in the shops. There aren’t many stores, but there are plenty of trinkets to trawl through. Hoping to get your hands on a memento? The pottery’s worth a look, and you...

26.3 Km to Samaria Gorge - Map