It is recommended that the entrance to the Samaria Gorge tour is from Xyloskalo should be done as early as possible. From that on, you will descend into the gorge and walk for about 5 to 8 hours. Keep in mind to walk slowly, take many stops and follow the instructions of the informative signs.
At the end of the path, lovely tavernas, a port and the beach of Agia Roumeli spread before you. Take a moment to relax at this serene final point, swim in the sparkling waters and enjoy the local Cretan cuisine.
At the end of the day, take the ferry to get back to the mainland, or alternatively stay there overnight. There are a few guesthouses and hotels where you can rest after the long hiking.
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