The mules in the Samaria gorge

A lot of people who come to Crete want to walk the famous Samaria gorge, but not everybody has the strength to walk 16km over rocks and stones and pebbles, starting at a hight of 1200 meter and walking down untill sea level.

That is why we have these mules here, they are empty today so it was a day without accidents or people that gave up.

Mules are a crossing of a horse and a donkey, they are very strong animals and they are trained on bringing people up or down the gorge.

Map Chania city walk

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We start the walk at the market hall that is a copy of the market hall of Marseille France.

We enter the market hall from the south side and leave it at the north side. Walk down the steps and go to the left, you now walk in the Tsouderon street. After about 100 meter you will reach what we call the leather street (Skridlof street on the map)

at the end of the leather street you go to the right (Chalidon street) and you walk down until you reach the old Venetian port, with its Egyptian lighthouse.

Down here a full map of the old Venetian town of Chania

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Saint Nicolas Splantzia Chania

This is a unique church that was built during the Venetian occupation and was used as a Catholic church. The Ottomans built a minaret next to it and today it is a Greek Orthodox Church.

 

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