Was the first down at breakfast in the hotel so I could get the 745am bus to Omalos/ Samaria Gorge. The bus is half full with teenagers that look like they are ready for a day at the beach and then other half look like very serious hikers.... I am in the middle with a backpack and water but swimmers also ready to go. Slept most of the hour long bus drive to the entry to the national park. Arrived and was surprised at how cool it was. Because I am such an organized hiker I have no jacket or jumper or scarf to keep me warm. Hopefully once I get moving I will warm up! Paid the entry fee and started the decent into the national park. The first hour of walking was downhill and over took the teenage girls so I mostly walking in sole peace. Just has to remember to look up at the wilderness around and the ground is very rocky and uneven so walk with the eyes on the ground just in front so I don't trip. The next couple of hours the weather was starting to warm and crossed a few small creeks. It seem that half of Germany is here hiking. There is also the occasional Russian photo poser as well to keep it interesting. Pasted the ruins of an old city. Didn't stay to look around at it was just a few foundations. After just over 3 hours of hiking I reached the entry to the gorge. It was pretty amazing... The height and verticalness of the rock walls. You could also see unusual patterns on the rock walls, I am assuming they were made by water erosion as it looks like it has movement. Was starting to get hot as the sun was directly above meaning no shade while walking. Stopped for a lunch break and after 10 mins of resting a women came along and told me you aren't meant to stop on the edges due to falling rocks... That was the end of lunch. Kept walking through the gorge and it was starting to get busy with tourists know. The path has narrowed and there at little wooden bridges to use to cross the small creek less then a foot deep and some people freak out when the come to them and walk slower then snails and hesitate. I means lines form trying to use them. Considered just walking through the water at one point as it was super hot by now in the sun and standing waiting for some person while they act like they might fall a foot into a tiny amount of water is going to kill them while crossing the little bridge. Eventually got in front of this group and was able to continue walking and enjoying the gorge. I spotted a couple of goats which was cute. The heat of the day was definitely upon me. After nearly 6 hours of walking I reached the ocean! Was exciting to see and it looked so nice a fresh and cool... Walked through the small town of agia roumeli and brought a ferry ticket to sfakia from which I will then be able to get the bus back to chania. The ferry doesn't leave till 530pm so that gave me a few hours to fill in. Walked along the beach and noticed the sunned available. Order a lunch from the cafe so I didn't have to pay for the sunbed. They also had showers so was able to swim and cool off beautifully before laying down for a much needed afternoon nap. Was one the best afternoon naps I have has on this trip. The water is also the warmest ocean compared to turkey and greek islands. Stayed on the beach till 5 before showering and changing and walking to the ferry. It looked very full.... If all these people have to them change onto the bus to chania it is going to be overfull. Was about an hour long ferry ride. It provided for some good scenery views of the rugged coast of the southern coast of the island. It is large mountains the dropped at times very suddenly into the oceans. Enjoyed the cool breeze and views till we were about 10 mins from arriving and went and lines up so I could get off the ferry as quick as possible and onto a bus. Disembarked and walked up to the bus station. I then realize that a lot of the people on the ferry had done the walk as part of a tour so had there private coaches waiting for them and werent going to be on the bus. I Was on the first bus out. It is less then 100km but very very windey road. The driver is also a little crazy. He takes corner quickly while taking up both lanes and is on the phone non stop either talking or msg. Am glad to be sitting near the front so you feel less sick but also freaked out a little by the way he drives. We arrived back in chania after only an hour and half as compared to 2 which I had been expecting. Walked into the old town and found a restaurant on the water front so was able to enjoy the sunset. A delicious dinner was topped off as when asking for the bill they bring it out along with complimentary ice cream and a bottle of raki... Just a small night cap. The raki wasn't as strong as that in turkey but I have noticed that it is as common as ozuo on the island. I guess that dates back to the few hundred years of ottoman rule.