Samaria Gorge

The Gorge of Samariá (GR: Φαράγγι Σαμαριάς) is located in the south-west Lefká óri (GR: Λευκά όρη = White Mountains) in the province of Sfakia of the Hania prefecture.

It is surrounded by high mountain peaks such as Gigilos (2080m), Volakias (2116m), Melindaou (2153m), Avlimonakas (1806m) and others.

Its northern (high) entrance is  in the plateau of Omalós and its southern entrance 3.2 km north of the village of Agia Roumeli on the south shores of Sfakia. Its length along the pathway and within the limits of the park is 12.8 km, which makes a total of 16km from Xyloskalo to Agia Roumeli. The Samarian Gorge is one of the longest ravines in Europe.