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From Chania: Full-Day Samaria Gorge Trek Excursion

Activity provider: PLATANOS TOURS

From Chania: Full-Day Samaria Gorge Trek Excursion

Activity provider: PLATANOS TOURS
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Enjoy a challenging trek through one of Europe's longest gorges. Marvel at natural wonders, from the White Mountains to a thousand-year-old forest.

About this activity

Free cancellation
Cancel up to 24 hours in advance to receive a full refund
Covid-19 precautions
Special health and safety measures apply. Learn more
Duration 10 - 12 hours
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Skip the ticket line
Live tour guide
English, German
Pickup included
Depending on your booking option, you will get picked up from your accommodation in the Kalyves and Almyrida areas. You will receive specific pickup information in a separate email from the activity provider; please check your spam folder.

Experience

Highlights
  • Experience a challenging trek in Samaria Gorge
  • Admire the stunning natural beauty on the drive to the White Mountains
  • Visit the village of Agia Roumeli after the trek
Full description

Embark on a full-day guided trip to the Samaria Gorge from Chania. Trek along the longest gorge in Europe, located 4,000 feet above sea level, and take in the impressive views. Enjoy free time in the village of Agia Roumeli.

Start your day with pickup in Chania and a drive to Omalos, in the White Mountains. Trek 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 mountain goats roaming in the wild. At the end of the trek, visit the village of Agia Roumeli that boasts numerous taverns and shops. Late in the afternoon, board a boat for the trip from Agia Roumeli to Sfakia, where a bus will be waiting to transfer you back to the starting point.

Includes
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Live guide
  • Hiking excursion
  • Entrance ticket to Samaria (€ 5 can be paid onsite)
  • Boat ticket (€ 11 can be paid onsite)
Not suitable for
  • Pregnant women
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • 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
Traveler requirements
  • You are required to bring and wear a mask
  • You must fill out a travel information form
  • You will receive a mandatory temperature check

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Important information

What to bring

  • Comfortable shoes
  • Hat
  • Sunscreen
  • Water
  • Trekking gear

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
  • The 5 to 6-hour trek is challenging. You must have 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
  • Pickup begins up to 90 minutes before the tour starts and is done 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
  • Infants will be seated with their parents on the bus and will not have their own seat
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.6 /5

based on 979 reviews

Review summary

  • Guide
    4.6/5
  • Transportation
    4.5/5
  • Value for money
    4.5/5
  • Safety
    4.6/5

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everything ran smoothly. Picked us up where they said they would pick us up, gave us all the tips. the hike is definitely for people who have done hikes before. but it was definitely rewarding at the end when you got to go freshen up in the crystal clear water.

July 4, 2022

Easy bus pick-up early in the morning so we were one of the first bus loads to enter the park! Our guide, Thomas, gave us a great overview of the day and the points on the trail we should reach at what times. They provided hiking poles to rent fro 6 euros, which was great since I didn't have my own and I recommend using poles--really helps with the downhill and traversing all the rocks. The hike itself was wonderful, even if it was a hot day (37C), the views and the terrain were just so cool! In total it took me just over 4 hours to complete. Because it was so hot I didn't stop for too long at any of the rest points. There was fresh water every km or thereabouts so that all I needed was one refillable water bottle to get me through the whole 16km of the trail. Note, following the end of the trail it's 3km to Agia Roumeli, but it's an easy dirt path there and if you need there is a small concession stand at the park's exit.

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June 30, 2022

I did not get the confirmation about the time for the morning pick up as it was promised in order confirmation (my contact info was 100% right) so I sent email and then I call to get the info myself. They picked up the phone and send the needed info after two try outs. So if you don’t get the info - call. I was a bit upset that I had to eat my breakfast jougurt outside the buss because no food or beverage was allowed in the buss. The guide was treating us like we were empty headed tourists but I understand that ;) The other way everything went as I was expecting. Good and safe buss drive into the mountains. The stop before the final stop at the gate of Samaria was not attempting to eat anything, so better to have breakfast before the journey starts at the hotel. Pick up back was just fine. All I needed was the safe transportation and polls and I got those.

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June 25, 2022

Product ID: 115183