The Gorge of Samaria lies on the southern side of Chania prefecture and is a wonderful place for hikers. Visitors from all over the world attempt trekking at this gorge. In 1962, Samaria Gorge was declared a National Park for the survival of the endangered species kri kri, the rare Cretan wild goat that lives only in Samaria. Apart from the kri-kri, many other endemic and rare species of flora and fauna live in this gorge. A small village used to be there, Samaria village, but it was abandoned by all its inhabitants in 1962, to make the gorge a national park. The village and the gorge were named after the church of Santa Maria that is found inside the gorge. The length of this gorge is 16 km and it is said to be the longest gorge in Europe. It has been created by a river that runs between the enormous White Mountains and Mount Volakias. The gorge begins below the northern side of Omalos Plateau and ends in the shores of the Lybian Sea, at the village of Agia Roumeli.
This central Chania hotel offers guests friendly staff combined with comfortable accommodation. The property guarantees a pleasant stay, whether for business or pleasure. Facilities on offer to guests at this air-conditioned establishment include a lobby, a hotel safe, a bar and conference facilities. Guests will appreciate the wireless Internet access (charges apply) and they can also take advantage of the room and laundry services and parking (charges apply).The rooms all come with a private bathroom with a shower/bathtub and a hairdryer. They are equipped with a dual line direct dial telephone with conference call facility, satellite TV, a radio/hifi, high-speed wireless Internet access and a minibar. They are all soundproofed and heated and offer individually regulated air conditioning. All rooms also feature a balcony.