The Samaria Gorge is one of the most important attractions in Crete, every year it attracts thousands of visitors, Greeks and foreigners, who trek the 12.8 km from Omalos to Agia Roumeli. In 1962 it was proclaimed as a national park, one of the first in Greece. Home to many endemic species of birds and animals, the best known being the Cretan wild goat, known as “Kri-Kri”. The gorge got its name from the abandoned village of Samaria. During the Ottoman period was used as…

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The Agiofarago beach will satisfy even the most demanding fans of nature and sea. Located 80 km. south of the city of Heraklion, the visitor has to cross the Agiofarago gorge to get to the beach. The easy hike between the vertical walls of rock is simply amazing! You will come across large caves with hermits and the chapel of St. Anthony. The fine pebbles beach on the exit of the gorge is famous for its beauty and the crystal blue sea, which is usually…

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