The gorge of Samaria - a photo gallery

The pictures are following the walk, starting at Xyloskalo and all the way down to the exit of the gorge.

 

From the entrance of the gorge of Samaria to Agios Nikoloaos

 

  • Descending at Xyloskala
  • Descending at Xyloskala
  • The view from the path at Xyloskala
  • Descending at Xyloskala
  • Descending at Xyloskala
  • Descending at Xyloskala
  • View of Gingilos from Xyloskala
  • Wire protection against rock falls
  • View of Gingilos from Xyloskala
  • Descending at Xyloskala
  • Descending at Xyloskala
  • The path winding its way down
  • Reaching the river bed
  • Crossing a small tributary stream
  • Agios Nikolaos
  • Walkers resting at Agios Nikolaos
  • Asphodels at Agios Nikolaos
  • The chapel of Agios Nikolaos and giant cypresses
 

 

From Agios Nikolaos to the village of Samaria

 

  • Cretan Peony
  • A large cypress tree
  • Plane tree
  • Plane tree
  • Cypress tree splitting a boulder
  • Cretan cyclamen
  • Plane tree
  • Plane tree
  • The river
  • Crossing the stream
  • View towards the East
  • Cliffs of Avlimanakou above Samaria
  • Cliffs of Avlimanakou above Samaria
  • The village of Samaria
  • View from the bridge to the village of Samaria
  • Resting in the village of Samaria
  • Cretan wild goat - Kri-kri
  • Cretan wild goat - Kri-kri
  • The village of Samaria
  • Partial view of the village of Samaria
  • Walled gardens at the village of Samaria
 

 

 

From Samaria to Christos

 

  • Danger falling rocks!
  • In the gorge of Samaria
  • In the gorge of Samaria
  • In the gorge of Samaria
  • In the gorge of Samaria
  • In the gorge of Samaria
  • In the gorge of Samaria
  • In the gorge of Samaria
  • In the gorge of Samaria
  • In the gorge of Samaria
  • In the gorge of Samaria
  • In the gorge of Samaria
  • In the gorge of Samaria
  • In the gorge of Samaria
  • In the gorge of Samaria
  • In the gorge of Samaria
  • In the gorge of Samaria
  • In the gorge of Samaria
  • In the gorge of Samaria
  • In the gorge of Samaria
  • Plane forest
  • Plane forest
  • Plane tree forest
  • Plane tree forest
  • In the gorge of Samaria
  • Danger falling rocks!
  • Campanula cretica
  • In the gorge of Samaria
  • In the gorge of Samaria
  • In the gorge of Samaria
  • In the gorge of Samaria
  • In the gorge of Samaria
  • River crossing in the spring
  • River crossing in the spring
  • Cliffs
  • Looking up
  • Tree growing in the cliff
  • Tree growing in the cliff
  • Rest area of Christos
 

 

The lower part of the gorge of Samaria and the 'Gates'

 

  • The 'Gates'
  • The 'Gates'
  • The 'Gates'
  • A huge strata swirl at the 'Gates'
  • Crossing the river through the 'Gates'
  • The 'Gates'
  • A small wooden bridge crossing the river
  • The 'Gates'
  • A small wooden bridge crossing the river
  • Crossing the river through the 'Gates'
  • At the narrowest point through the 'Gates'
  • Small wooden bridge passing through the 'Gates'
  • The 'Gates'
  • The 'Gates'
  • The 'Gates'
  • The 'Gates'
  • Overhanging cliff
  • Undulating strata in the cliff
 

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Crete photo of the day
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