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Samariá Gorge Hike: Day Excursion from Chania

Product ID: 62904
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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.
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Duration: 11 hours
Starting time 7:00 AM
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Pickup included

Your hotel in Chania or Rethymno, subject to days of operation.

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  • 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.
  • Hotel pick-up and drop off
  • Local guide
  • Transportation by air-conditioned coach
What’s Not Included
  • 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

Prepare for the activity

Important information
What to bring
  • Comfortable shoes
  • Comfortable clothes
Not allowed
  • Shorts
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

From US$ 71.49 per person

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Product ID: 62904