The Samaria Gorge hike starts at the Xyloskalo trailhead at an altitude of 1,250 meters in the midst of the White Mountains (Lefka Ori). From the top, we saw sheer mountain slopes still covered with patches of snow. At our feet was a steep trail winding its way down the mountain into the depths of the gorge. The Samaria Gorge trail starts with a precipitous hike downhill along a switchback path sometimes bordered by a wooden handrail.
If you have any sort of knee problems, take your time and hold on.This part of the trail lasts for almost two kilometers.
To book the Samaria gorge, you will need to book at least 1 day in advance.