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  4. Samaria Gorge

Samaria Gorge: Day Trip from Agia Pelagia, Heraklion & Malia

Product ID: 144120
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Explore Europe's most majestic gorge. Follow the route of the ancient Taras River and experience one of the most spectacular treks in Crete.
About this activity
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Duration: 17 hours
Starting time 5:00 AM
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Live tour guide
Dutch, English, French, German, Russian

Pickup included

The bus stops near hotels on the main road in Malia, Stalis, Hersonissos, Analipsi, Anissaras, Gouves, Gournes, Heraklion and Ammoudara.

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Experience

Highlights
  • Hike through a vast canyon to the sea
  • Explore the abandoned village of Samaria
  • Enjoy a boat trip along the south coast of Crete
Full description
Enjoy breakfast at Rethymno, the first stop on this 17-hour Samaria Gorge excursion. Begin your trek at Xiloskalo, where you'll enter the vast, 18-kilometer canyon.

Hike along a path that follows the route of the ancient Taras River. Admire the caves that formed a natural shelter for the Cretans in war times and now are home to wild goats.

See the abandoned village of Samaria before reaching the Iron Gates, 3 kilometers before the end of the gorge.

Rest and enjoy lunch (at your own expense) at the small fishing village of Agia Roumeli. Cool off with a refreshing swim in the Libyan Sea before boarding the ship that takes you back to the village of Sfakia.
Includes
  • Round-trip bus transportation
  • Multilingual tour guide
  • Pick-up at the main road near your hotel
What’s Not Included
  • Lunch
  • Entry ticket for Samaria National Park (€5)
  • Boat ticket (adults €11; children 5-12 years old €6)
Not suitable for
  • People with mobility impairments

Prepare for the activity

Important information
What to bring
  • Comfortable shoes
  • Water
Know before you go
• Tours operate in English, German, French and Dutch every Tuesday and in English, French and Russian every Thursday
• The local tour operator will inform you of your pick-up point and time by email
• This tour is not suitable for handicapped persons or children under 5 years of age
• Be sure to bring hiking shoes, water, sun protection, a hat, sunglasses, an extra pair of socks, a swimsuit and a light jacket

From £55.11 per person

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Product ID: 144120