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Gems in Crete - 1

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Samaria Gorge - Iron Gates

(2) Chóra S…, GR

Recommended Routes in Crete - 2

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Favorite Look for the rare Kri-Kri goat in the Samaria Gorge
Intermediate/Difficult

Samaria Gorge

9.5 mi 15.3 km 1,467' Up 447.15 m Up 5,484' Down 1671.51 m Down

Agía Ma…, GR
Favorite Samaria Gorge, Crete
Difficult

Gigilos Peak Out-and-Back

5.4 mi 8.8 km 3,234' Up 985.69 m Up 3,229' Down 984.34 m Down

Agía Ma…, GR

Crete Running

  • 31 Miles 50 Kilometers of Trail
  • 2 Recommended Routes
  • 1 Gem Gems
  • 0 Easy Trails Easy Trails
  • 6 Intermediate Trails Intermediate Trails
  • 1 Difficult Trail Difficult Trails
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Trails in Crete - 5

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3.5 mi 5.6 km #1Olive Valley
Intermediate
Ágios Nikólaos, GR
Intermediate
Ágios Nikólaos, GR
4.6 mi 7.4 km #2Kroustas - Mardati Farm Road
Intermediate
Kritsá, GR
Intermediate
Kritsá, GR
2.1 mi 3.4 km #3Agios Nikolaos - Mordati
Intermediate
Ágios Nikólaos, GR
Intermediate
Ágios Nikólaos, GR
3.6 mi 5.8 km #4Olive Grove
Intermediate
Kritsá, GR
Intermediate
Kritsá, GR
2.2 mi 3.5 km #5Olive Garden
Intermediate
Kritsá, GR
Intermediate
Kritsá, GR

Photos of Crete - 7

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The best time to visit the Samaria Gorge is just after it opens in May when the flowers are plentiful and in bloom, the temperature is still moderate, and the tourists are few
Feb 4, 2018 near Galatás, GR
Look for the rare Kri-Kri goat in the Samaria Gorge
Feb 4, 2018 near Galatás, GR
Sorry I couldn't resist, but the gorge is truly gorgeous.
Feb 4, 2018 near Chóra S…, GR
Samaria Gorge, Crete
Mar 5, 2020 near unknown, unknown
The first 5 km of the Samaria Gorge trail descend to the gorge proper through a thick forest.
Feb 4, 2018 near Agía Ma…, GR
The Iron Gates
Feb 5, 2018 near Chóra S…, GR
The Iron Gates can't keep the throng of tourists out of the gorge
Feb 4, 2018 near Chóra S…, GR