The gorge of Samaria is a true miracle of nature, proud, dazzling, as if aware of the uniqueness of stretches for 18 km and is the largest in Europe.
Starts from the Smooth (Xyloskalo) and ends at Agia Roumeli on the Libyan Sea, is a unique habitat with special richness in flora and fauna and a rich mythology.
The main species of fauna are world famous Cretan wild goat (Capra Aegagrus Cretica) an animal is incredibly beautiful and manliness that has survived and now lives freely only in that canyon.
From the famous flora are perennial huge cypress trees in ancient times was used for shipbuilding and the Minoans on the columns of the palace of Knossos.
Has many strictures, the narrower is the Sideroporta those having a width of 3 meters and the height of the sides reaches 300 to 700 meters.
In the gorge there in ancient times famous shrines and oracles, not in place of Agia Roumeli, the ancient city of Tara, which save up to today part of the temple of Apollo.
For lovers of walking and nature is certainly a unique experience.
Can be visited from May to late October.