The Samaria gorge is the longest one in Europe. It is an area of stunning natural beauty. The mountains that have formed it are wild, high and steep. One will pass through forests of ancient cypresses and pines and descend between vertical cliffs. The path starts from Xyloskalo (near Omalos) in the White Mountains at an altitude of 1230 meters and comes to an end at the village of Agia Roumeli where you will have the change to swim at the crystal clear blue waters of the Libyan sea. Walking through the gorge usually takes from 3 to 5 hours (excluding the breaks).