By visiting various excursions and tours, you will have a great opportunity to get to know the culture of the beautiful Greek island of Crete. One of the excursions that we offer to our travelers is a visit to the Samaria Gorge, where you can enjoy the beauties of the wild nature of Greece.
What is the Samaria Gorge famous for?
The Samaria Gorge is famous for being the longest gorge in all of Europe. Its length reaches 18 km, and its beauty cannot be described in words, so you definitely need to see it with your own eyes. If you want to see the main attractions of the island of Crete, then Samaria Gorge is considered the most popular and visited natural attraction of the island. And lovers of wildlife will be delighted with the panoramas that will open before them.
If you also love beautiful nature, stock up on comfortable shoes and go on a fabulous journey. Along the way you will be able to observe mountain waterfalls, small streams and forests. And the meadows, which will be in harmony with the majestic mountains and blue sky, will bring you a wonderful aroma of flowers.
Many travelers come here not only because it is the second most popular attraction on the island, they come here to be able to take amazing photos against the backdrop of picturesque panoramas that deserve to be captured for ages.
History of the Samaria Gorge
Geologically, the gorge was formed 2 million years ago, when tectonic processes formed the island of Crete. In ancient times, local residents lived in the gorge – it was a place of refuge from the Turkish yoke, German occupation and the Civil War. In 1962, the gorge was given the long-awaited status – it became known as the National Park.
All residents living in the village of Samaria were resettled, and today the territory of the village is open to tourists and travelers. In addition, the national park is under the protection of UNESCO, because on its territory there are not only unique plants, but also rare animals. If you are lucky, you can see them.
The program of such an excursion will be very rich. During the trip, you will be overcome by pleasant fatigue, but the aesthetic pleasure from contemplating landscapes will prevail over it.
At the end of the tour you will find a nice bonus. On a small boat we will go to Hora Sfakion, where a comfortable car will be waiting for you in order to take you to the hotel. You will get a lot of beautiful photos, vivid emotions, indescribable sensations and impressions during this excursion.
Our company provides a very wide range of services and a variety of excursions and tours so that every traveler can find entertainment in accordance with their wishes and interests.
Enjoy your stay on one of the most amazing islands in Greece with us!