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Xyloscalo - Samaria Gorge
Chania

Ksiloskalo (Wooden Stairs) is the point of the plateau of Omalos where the Samaria Gorge begins. Ksiloskalo refers to the steps that descend into the gorge.

Copyright: Tzatzanis Maravelakis
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Uploaded: 26/06/2012
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Tags: ksiloskalo; gorge; samaria; chania; crete; greece; natural; omalos; xyloscalo
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