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Samariá Gorge Hike: Day Excursion from Chania

4.3 / 5

19 reviews

Samariá Gorge Hike: Day Excursion from Chania

From £51.22 per person

Samariá Gorge is a National Park and a World Biosphere Reserve, as well as a major tourist attraction on the island of Crete. Enjoy a challenging hike through the amazing landscapes of limestone cliffs and quaint villages as you take in spectacular views.

About this activity

Free cancellation
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Covid-19 precautions
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Duration 11 hours
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Live tour guide
English
Pickup included
Your hotel in Chania or Rethymno, subject to days of operation.

Experience

Highlights
  • Enjoy a hike through the stunning Samariá Gorge, a UNESCO Biosphere Reserve
  • Learn about the history of the area from an expert local guide
  • Take in views of high limestone cliffs and quaint villages
Full description
From its jaw-dropping villages to its healthy Mediterranean cuisine, Crete is a feast for the senses. The stunning beauty of Samariá Gorge National Park is an important part of the island’s attraction. On this full-day excursion you’ll be picked up in Chania and travel by comfortable bus to the park. Get ready to be wowed by the gorge, as high limestone cliffs and quaint village create the background for a great hike. The walking tour from one end of Samaria gorge to the other is a challenging 18 kilometers. The terrain in the gorge is rough, rocky, and uneven and the hike is not suitable for anyone who has heart problems or is unfit, or for pregnant women. There are a number of stopping points along the route, where you’ll find toilets and drinking water. At some points the gorge is only 3 meters wide and you may have to climb over boulders. You’ll reach the end of the gorge at Agia Roumeli, and stop for a break and a bite to eat (the price of the food is not included). You’ll return by boat to Sougia where you’ll be picked up by the coach.
Includes
  • Hotel pick-up and drop off
  • Local guide
  • Transportation by air-conditioned coach
  • Samariá Gorge admission fee (EUR 5.00)
  • Boat ticket from Agia Roumeli to Sougia
  • Food and drinks
Not suitable for
  • People with mobility impairments
  • People with heart problems
  • Children under 18 years
  • Pregnant women
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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What to bring

  • Comfortable shoes
  • Comfortable clothes

Not allowed

  • Shorts
  • Sports shoes

Know before you go

  • The terrain in the gorge is rough, rocky, and uneven and the hike is not suitable for anyone who has heart problems or is unfit, or for pregnant women
  • Be sure to wear comfortable shoes and clothing
  • The free transfer service is only available in certain areas of Crete due to the size of the island
  • An additional charge will be payable at the time of booking for the transfer service for customers staying outside of this area
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.3 /5

based on 19 reviews

Review summary

  • Guide
    4.7/5
  • Transportation
    4.3/5
  • Value for money
    3.8/5
  • Safety
    3.6/5

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Well worth doing this walk, which we did comfortably in 4 hours with breaks along the way . Spectacular views assured, with the knowledge that you have manned support stations along the tracks +WCs. Make sure you have good quality walking shoes and be sure to bring along your bathers and towel as your met by the Libian Sea at Agia Roumeli. A small bottle of water is sufficient as you can fill it from many mountain springs. Reward yourself with an icey cold beer, frape and a later than usual lunch at the tavernas while waiting for the ferry to Sougia to connect with your bus. This was a well organized tour. MUST DO!!!

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12 October 2019

Very nice excursion, long day from 5.30 a.m. to 8.30 p.m.

It's worth it! The gorges are fabulous! A bit hard on the legs but definitely a must in Crete!

29 August 2019

Great - a serious hike

The Gorge is beautiful. The only drawback is having to rush through the falling rock zone as it is hsrd going.

15 July 2019

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