Samaria Gorge is in southwest Crete. It was created by a small river running between the White Mountains (Lefká Óri) and Mt. Volakias. The gorge is 16 km long, starting at an altitude of 1,250 m at the northern entrance, and ending at the shores of the Libyan Sea in Agia Roumeli. Why not walk down the gorge from the Omalos plateau to Agia Roumeli on the Libyan Sea, and sail to the nearby village of Sougia or Hora Sfakion, where you could spend a night, or catch a coach back to Chania. The walk takes five to seven hours and can be strenuous, especially at the peak of summer.