The gorge of Eligia is wild, long and impressive. Its usual entrance is in Agios Ioannis village in Sfakia (780m altitude, 92km from Chania). After hiking for 3.5 hours you reach Agios Pavlos beach, which is full of pine trees, and then you need 1 more hour to the west to reach Agia Roumeli.
|Samaria Gorge||2.6km||Agios Pavlos beach (Sfakia)||2.8km|
|Samaria National Park||3.5km||Agia Roumeli beach||3.6km|
|Kalogeros beach||5.4km||Klados Gorge||5.7km|
|Fournoti beach||5.8km||Aradena Gorge||7.4km|
|Dhomata beach||7.6km||Marmara beach||8.4km|
|Shelter Chouliopoulos at Svourichti||8.5km||Likos & Finikas beaches||8.7km|
This covers only the 1 third of the total distance inside the gorge. So if you wish to cross the whole gorge, you need an experienced guide and two days time. (route: Omalos tableland - Kallergis refuge - Melidaou Peak (2.133m altitude) - Potami of the White Mountains - Agios Pavlos). Omalos - Potami: 6 hours. Potami - Agios Pavlos: 6hours.