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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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From US$ 36.89 US$ 35.04 per person

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
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Covid-19 precautions
Special health and safety measures apply. Learn more
Duration 10 - 12 hours
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Live tour guide
English, German
Pickup included
Depending on your booking option, you will get picked up from your accommodation. 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. Arrive in Omalos in the heart of the White Mountains, and enjoy breakfast before trekking along the longest gorge in Europe — 4,000 feet above sea level.

After breakfast, enter the Samaria Gorge. Walk at your own pace with your English and German-speaking guide at the end of the group to help out if you need them. Hike over rocks and stones, through a forest of thousand-year-old trees and along a river, passing by fresh-water springs along the way. Enjoy 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, where you’ll find a number of taverns, bars, and shops. Enjoy some free time to take a swim or have some lunch. A meeting point will be arranged so you can collect your ferry tickets from your guide. Late in the afternoon, board a boat that will take you from Agia Roumeli to Sougia, where the bus will be waiting to transfer you back to the starting point in the evening.

Includes
  • Hotel pick-up and drop off (Perivolia, Halepa, Akrotiri, 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 )
  • Live English Guide
  • Bus tickets
  • Hiking excursion
  • Entrance ticket to Samaria (5€ can be paid onsite)
  • Boat ticket (11€ can be paid onsite)
Not suitable for
  • Children under 6 years
  • 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

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Important information

What to bring

  • Hat
  • Hiking shoes
  • 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 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 1055 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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The gorge itself is amazing and everything ran smoothly but we wish we knew that the hike would be very independent. The only time we saw the whole group was during the bus ride. The entire hike is on your own / at your own pace. Might be helpful to know, especially for solo travellers or those hoping to meet people - it wasn't a social activity.

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August 2, 2022

The hike was quite challenging and took about 5 hours however worth the pain and discomfort. Beware that you should wear good shoes, we wore runners but hiking shoes would be ideal if possible. It's all downhill and very hard on the knees but if you have no knee problems you will be fine. If you do, considere coming from the bottom up to the Gorge and then back, that would be just as beautiful too. Overall great experience and would recommend!

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August 1, 2022

Amazing walk with beautiful views and a great trail! We rented trekking poles from our guide and they definitely made a difference with the downhill pressure on the knees and slippery stones that were polished by all the previous park visitors. Starting early makes all the difference too! Loved the hike!

August 1, 2022

Product ID: 115183