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From Chania or Rethymno: Samariá Gorge Guided Hike

From Chania or Rethymno: Samariá Gorge Guided Hike

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Hike in the Samariá Gorge on a day trip from Rethymno or Chania. See the rich flora and fauna of Europe's longest gorge. Encounter the Cretan "kri-kri" goat. End with time for a swim in the crystal-clear sea and lunch at a taverna in Agia Roumeli.

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Duration 1 day
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Live tour guide
English, German
Pickup optional
You will be picked up from your hotel when the activity starts


  • Take a 16-kilometer hike through the Samariá Gorge
  • Marvel at rich flora and see the Cretan "kri-kri" goats
  • See some of the highlights of Crete's majestic landscape
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Embark on a guided hike in the Samariá Gorge on a day trip from Rethymno or Chania. Get your daily dose of exercise, enjoy the panoramic views and take a swim. 

Discover the longest gorge in Europe, an area of stunning natural beauty. See its many flowers and herbs and the crystal-clear spring waters that flow from the mountains. Following an early morning pickup from the nearest point to your accommodation in Rethymno or Chania, travel through the mountains passing the plateau of Omalos. Arrive at some wooden stairs at the start of Samariá Gorge. You can opt to start the walk straight away or get some breakfast at the taverna before you begin. Hike for approximately 6-7 hours and experience the magnificent landscape on a 16-kilometer walk. Once you have finished the hike, there will be ample time for a swim and lunch at a taverna in Agia Roumeli.

  • Round-trip transportation by air-conditioned bus
  • Hike
  • Guide
  • Free WiFi onboard the bus
  • Entrance fees
  • Boat tickets
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • All required protective equipment is provided
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
  • You must keep social distance while in vehicles
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds

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Very nice tour, which you can walk at your own pace. Beautiful gorge. Not an experienced hiker but walked the gorge in 6 hours (wouldn't recommend the gorge for young children, with short legs). Be prepared for the muscle soreness the next day, but it's worth it. You generally walk down, occasionally a little bit up. It is not a smooth surface but rocks and fixed / loose stones. The guide is little seen because he adapts to the people walking behind so that everyone safely exits the gorge. But a nice guy with a lot of experience. Especially very nice that you are dropped off in front of your hotel after the long walk. On the way back, someone got carsick. Was picked up nicely by the tour guide and the bus driver.

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13 August 2022

Descent with my 13 year old son, great experience… bring GOOD sports shoes or ideally Hike, drinking water at each stage (every 20' / 40') Duration: 6 hours including a meal break. Shaded route on the first three quarters of the descent, excellent organization… Language: English (with our guide) Sinuous return bus transfer but the fatigue of the day helps to support CB (Fr/83)

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9 August 2022

The Samaria gorge was our highlight in Crete. 16kms mostly downhill so your calves & thighs & knees if a problem will let you know about it for a few days. There are many tavernas in Samaria at the bottom & swimming & then after a wait of ~ 2.5 - 3 hours you catch ferry 3/4 hour before bus back to Chania if that's where u are staying. Long day. Caught bus at 6 am & home ~ 8 pm but well worth the effort. 5 Euro to walk gorge & 11 euro on ferry. Just fo it !

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4 August 2022

Product ID: 66902