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.
Daily excursion from Psarakis travel in Paleochora to Samaria Gorge and Agia Irini Gorge.
Departure: 07am by bus or van.
Meeting point: Psarakis travel office (near to the Port).
Return by the ferry, from Agia Roumeli.
Booking is needed, 1 day prior to the day of the trip.