Samaria Gorge and National Park, stream, Crete, Greece.
A sparkling green creek flows through Samaria Gorge in Samaria National Park, on the island of Crete, in Greece, Europe. The upper portions of the gorge are composed of Triassic limestone and dolomite, and the lower parts are of Jurassic limestone with layers of schist. Walk 16 km through the gorge starting at the plateau of Omalos (1227 meters elevation) down to Agia Roumeli village on the Mediterranean Sea, a beautiful coast accessible only by foot trail and ferry. Expect crowds of fellow hikers on this second most popular hike in Greece. The name Samaria is from its 14th-century church of Osia Maria (Holy Mary).Add to Cart Add to Lightbox Download