Ayia Roumeli

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Ayia Roumeli
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Agia Roumeli (Αγία Ρούμελη) is a small village in southwest Crete. It is the southern end of the Samaria Gorge. There is a small breakwater where the ferry that services Chora Sfakion docks.


See Crete.


See Aegean Sea.


See Crete.



See also Crete


There are no hazards anywhere in the approaches to Aghia Roumeli.


It is not possible to use the short quay here, it is in daily use by ferries, the depths are questionable too.

Marinas & Yacht Clubs



There are no safe anchorages here. The bay is wide and open to the south. In July and August the meltemi winds blast down from the high mountains and out of the Samaria Gorge. This is a lunchtime stop only.

Ayia Roumeli




Some basic shopping.

Eating out

Several attractive tavernas.


Ferry to Chora Sfakion and from there busses to Chania.


You can hike from here to the Samaria Gorge. It is possible to walk up the Samaria Gorge and back down it again in the same day with a very early start. I have done it but it's recommended only for fit and experienced walkers!

The small town has many bars and tavernas and several guest houses and hotels. But once the downward gorge-walking tourists have left on the last ferry the place becomes extremely quiet.


Contact details of "Cruiser's Friends" that can be contacted for local information or assistance.


List links to discussion threads on partnering forums. (see link for requirements)


References & Publications

See Greece.


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