Posted on 2019-03-15
Platanos Platanos
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Samaria Gorge Trek: Full-day Rethymno to Samaria Gorge Hiking Tour

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Enjoy a full-day Samaria Gorge Trek from Rethymno 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.

◾ Enjoy a challenging hike in the famous Samaria Gorge
◾ Marvel at the stunning natural beauty on the drive to the White Mountains
◾ Spot goats, wildflowers, and rare birds
◾ Visit the village of Agia Roumeli and swim in the Libyan sea

About this experience

DURATION: 12 hours
MEETING POINT: At designated pick-up points (tell us your accommodation during your booking)
LANGUAGES: English, Greek, German, French
OPEN SEASONS: May to October
WHO CAN COME: Samaria Gorge trek is suitable for travelers with some hiking experience and able to hike a long distance. Not recommended for small children, people with back problems, and & pregnant women

Free Cancellation

Free cancellation is available for this Samaria Gorge Trek for up to 24 hours before the start of the experience

What's included, what's not

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

Description - What to expect

Take a full-day guided trek from Rethymno to the famous Samaria Gorge and enjoy a unique hiking experience in the longest gorge in Europe. Your Samaria Gorge trek begins with a pick-up from designated points in the Rethymno area and a drive to Omalos, at the heart of the White Mountains, where you can enjoy breakfast before starting your trekking experience.

Your Samaria Gorge hiking tour will lead you through impressive landscapes including 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 Sanmaria Gorge trek, visit the picturesque village of Agia Roumeli that boasts numerous taverns and shops to enjoy your lunch and well-deserved 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 Rethymno where your full-day Samaria Gorge trek will come to an end.

Who can come/Other requirements

◾ The 5 to 6-hour Samaria Gorge trek is challenging and you will need good trekking shoes or at least a sturdy pair of trainers
◾ This trek is not recommended for children under the age of 6, pregnant women, or anyone with health problems

Where we will meet

We will pick you from designated meeting points in the following places: Panormo, Scaleta, Adele, Platanias, Missiria, Rethymno town, Atsipopoulo, Kavros and Georgioupoli

Cutoff time before activity

  • 24 hours

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, in the areas of Panormo, Scaleta, Adele, Platanias, Missiria, Rethymno town, Atsipopoulo, Kavros, and Georgioupoli.

COVID-19 - Update information

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

◾ Masks required during the trip. Please bring your own
◾ All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
◾ Customers must keep social distancing rules

Latest reviews

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