The Gorge of Samaria

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To the south of Chania, in the heart of the prefecture, is the Omalos plateau which is a circular plain surrounded by verdant mountains. It is a wild and tranquil place and in springtime the fertile soil is carpeted with wild grasses and flowers. Xyloskalo passis the entrance to the Samaria gorge is at a height of 1227 metres above sea level. There are wooden staircases that were built by local people to ascend the steep entrance into the gorge. Trek the pass to explore one of the natural wonders and admire the rugged boulevard.



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