The gorge is locarted at the South of Chania Prefecture in the larger uninhabited area of Europe, where no roads even exist. It was created by a small river running between the White Mountains and Mountain Volikas.
The Samaria Gorge hike starts at the Xyloskalo trailhead at an altitude of 1250 meters in the midst of the White Mountains. Along the trail are informative signs about what can be seen along the way, including flora, fauna, and structures. There are also little churches and remnants of villages along the way.
When you get to the bottom of the Gorge, get ready for a relieving dive at the clear waters of Agia Roumeli beach. It is exactly what you need at the end of this walk!