Posted on 2019-03-15
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Samaria Gorge Hike: Full-day Samaria Gorge Hiking Tour from Chania

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Enjoy a full-day Samaria Gorge hike from Chania through one of the longest and most famous gorges in Europe. Marvel at natural wonders, from the impressive White Mountains to thousand-year-old forests and more. At the end of your hike enjoy some relaxing time at the seaside village of Agia Roumeli and swim in the crystal clear waters of the Libyan Sea.

◾ Experience a challenging hike in Samaria Gorge, a UNESCO Biosphere Reserve
◾ Admire the stunning natural beauty on the drive to the White Mountains
◾ Visit the village of Agia Roumeli and swim in the pristine waters of the Libyan Sea

About this experience

✔ Health & safety measures apply
✔ No booking fees

DURATION: 12 hours (approx.)
MEETING POINT: At your hotel or other designated pick-up points
LANGUAGES: English, German & Greek
OPEN SEASONS: May to October
WHO CAN COME: This Samaria Gorge hike is suitable for travelers with some hiking experience and able to hike a long distance. Not recommended for people with back problems and & pregnant women

Free Cancellation

Change of plans? We have you covered! Free cancellation is available for this Samaria Gorge hike for up to 24 hours prior to departure

What's included, what's not

✔ Pick-up/drop off from hotels and designated meeting points
✔ Bus ticket
✔ English and German-speaking tour leader
✖ Food and drinks
✖ Entrance fee to Samaria (€ 5)
✖ Boat ticket (€ 11)

Description - What to expect

Start your full-day Samaria Gorge hike with a pick-up from your hotel or designated meeting point and head toward the White Mountains range to enjoy a unique hiking experience in the longest gorge in Europe. Your Samaria Gorge hiking tour will lead you over rocks and stones, through a forest of thousand-year-old trees, along a river, and by freshwater springs. Take in spectacular views of Crete’s most beautiful mountain range and see wild goats roaming on the slopes.

At the end of your hiking route, visit the picturesque village of Agia Roumeli which boasts numerous taverns and shops to enjoy your well-deserved lunch and drinks. Late in the afternoon, after a refreshing swim in the Libyan Sea, board your boat for the trip from Agia Roumeli to Sfakia, where a bus will be waiting to transfer you back to Chania where your full-day Samaria Gorge hike will come to an end.

Who can come/Other requirements

◾ The 5 to 6-hour hike is challenging, so you must have good trekking shoes or at least a sturdy pair of trainers
◾ This hiking tour is not recommended for children under the age of 6, pregnant women, or anyone with health problems

Where we will meet

Pickup from central meeting points near the hotels, only in the areas of Perivolia, Halepa, Halidon Street Alpha Bank, Chania center, Kladissos, Nea Chora, Agioi Apostoloi, Xrysi Akti, Daratso, Galatas, Kalamaki, Stalos, Agia Marina, Platanias, Gerani, Kontomari, Pyrgos, Psyionfrou, Maleme, Tavronitis, Kolymvari, Minothiana, Paraniana and Kamisiana

Prepare for the experience - Things to know before you go

◾ At the time of booking please mention your hotel name and location. You will be notified by email about the pickup point and time
◾ Pickup begins up to 90 minutes before the tour starts and is done from central meeting points near the hotels

COVID-19 - Update information

✔ Provider complies with local legislation and applicable health recommendations with regard to Covid-19 prevention measures

Latest reviews

  • Bries
  • Jul 7, 2021
  • Everything was wonderfull ! Great time and I recommand your company !