Crete, Greece 2014 travel blog

The Portal where the walls of the gorge are 10 meters apart

The top of the Samaria Gorge

The Beach afterward

gorgeous scenery all day, this is one of the hundreds of photos...

We hiked down the Samaria Gorge. The gorge entrance is at Xyloskalo (1230 meters above sea level) on the Omalos Plateau and runs down, through a well preserved trail 16 km (9.92 miles) long, to the seaside village of Agia Roumeli on the southern coast of Crete at the Libyan Sea. Agia Roumeli is only accessible by boat and ferry. We got on the ferry that took us to Paleohora, where we got on a bus that delivered us to our hotel in Hania. The hike was very rocky and each step down, I am very sore today. We hiked for about 5 hours straight. It was beautiful, cool, and amazing. We got to a restaurant and had some lunch, before relaxing on the beach. The beach was very interesting, if you needed to change you just did right there on the beach. A few did not have to change their clothing. I love being here!!!! Keith and I had an amazing time together and are so thankful we got to spend the day together. It is the one and only while I am here.

Miss my kids, friends, and family so very much, I am glad to be seeing all the sights. The bread here is amazing. The feta cheese, yogurt, honey, tomatoes, and many other foods are incredible. The orange juice is always FRESH squeezed, you watch them put the oranges into a machine that squeezes them into juice. YUMMY!

I am off to explore Cretan villages today. At the end of our tour yesterday, the tour guides announced two more tours that I am taking advantage of, Cretan villages today and Elafonisi beach on Wed. I am going to Santorini Island on Tues.!!!

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