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From Heraklion: Imbros Gorge and Libyan Sea Guided Day Trip

1. From Heraklion: Imbros Gorge and Libyan Sea Guided Day Trip

After pickup from your hotel in the Heraklion area at approximately 7:30 AM, journey by bus to the Imbros Gorge in the eastern part of the White Mountains of Crete. Upon arrival, enjoy an easy 3-hour hike through the narrow passages and marvel at the stunning rock formations. The Imbros Gorge is the second most popular gorge for walkers in Crete after the gorge of Samaria. This picturesque gorge is smaller (8km long) than the Samaria but is just as beautiful. During your descent you will visit various famous locations such as the Stenada (the gorge's narrowest passage), Mesofarango (a wider passage) and Xepitira Arch (a natural stone arch). You'll then arrive at Komitades Village where buses will be waiting to bring you to Chora Sfakion for some relaxing free time at one of the taverns or cafés overlooking the sea. Continue by bus to the south coast and visit a beautiful beach for a refreshing swim in the Libyan Sea. Relax and enjoy a traditional lunch before the bus trip back to Herakleion area at approximately 5:30 PM.

Crete: Roundtrip Boat Ride to Loutro with Hotel Transfer

2. Crete: Roundtrip Boat Ride to Loutro with Hotel Transfer

You will start your day taking the road to the beautiful high plateau of Askifou, here already you can feel a different atmosphere than the busy coastline. Stop in small village for a coffee break and enjoy the land life atmosphere before heading to the South coast of Crete. On the way you will have a stunning view over the Imbros gorge and the Libyan Sea. You will reach the harbor of Chora Sfakion, where a private taxi boat awaits you. After the ride over the crystal-clear sea, you will soon reach the fisher village of Loutro – no cars, no mopeds or trucks disturb the silence. This small village is connected to the outside world only twice a day with a ferry boat connection and for that it is a common secret for people looking for few days of peace. Enjoy the time at the beautiful small bays with swimming, strolling through the narrow streets of this beautiful place or relax in a small fish tavern at the port. In the afternoon, the taxi boat will take you back to the civilization and the bus will bring you to the north coast and your hotel.

Crete: Samaria Gorge Guided Hike and Agia Roumeli Tour

3. Crete: Samaria Gorge Guided Hike and Agia Roumeli Tour

Morning Pick up: We will start collecting participants from pick-up points in the morning. Depending on the place of your hotel/apartment the bus drive will differ. Bus Drive to Omalos: 3 hours *There will be a short stop on the way for restroom and snack – 20 minutes 1ststop: The plateau of Omalos Our stop before entering the gorge to make sure we are fully equipped or get some last suppliesbefore the trekking starts. 2nd Stop: Samaria gorge – 4.5 – 5 hours The impressive gorge, the longest in Europe, will give you many beautiful views of the surrounding White mountains, the small river that runs through the gorge and the Cretan wild goats kri-kri are some things that will leave our participants speechless during this unforgettable journey in Cretan nature. It's18km long and takes around 4,5hours to walk, always escorted by experienced tour guide. Walking for 4-5 hours 3rd stop: AgiaRoumeli At the exit of the gorge by the Libyan Sea is the village of AgiaRoumeli. A beautiful isolated village lying between the huge rocks of Samaria gorge and the Libyan Sea. There will be enough time for clients to enjoy a relaxing and refreshing swim at the beach and have some lunch at one of the local small taverns. Later on, we will embark the boat which will take us back to Chora Sfakion for our way back to our resorts. Boat trip: 1 hour 5th stop: ChoraSfakion Arrival at the village, embarkation in the buses and return to the resorts. End of the tour – Arrival at resorts: Embarkation in the buses and drive back to the hotels where we gathered participants in the morning. Depending on traffic and on the pick-up places of each one, the time of journey back to the hotel will differ. Return Bus Drive to Heraklion: 3 hours *There will be a short stop on the way back for restroom and snack – 20 minutes

From Chania or Rethymno: Samaria Gorge Full-Day Hiking Trip

4. From Chania or Rethymno: Samaria Gorge Full-Day Hiking Trip

Embark on a guided hike through the Samaria Gorge from Chania or Rethymno and soak up the dramatic views across the canyon. Continue to a seaside village to explore and unwind in the sea, before being chauffeured back to your hotel. After being picked up early in the morning from your hotel in Chania or Rethymno, meet your expert guide and journey to Xyloskalo on the Omalos Plateau. From there, together you will start the 18-kilometer hiking tour. As you hike through the Samaria Gorge, admire the ever-changing, dramatic landscapes and scenery. Head downriver on the south side of the White Mountains for incredible photos. At the end of the canyon, find yourself in the small village of Agia Roumeli, where the great canyon meets the Libyan Sea. Explore this seaside fishing village and enjoy a refreshing dip in the turquoise waters. Get recommendations from your guide on where to have lunch. Take the boat to the Hora Sfakion, where your private driver will meet you and take you back. Travel in comfort after your hike as you relax in a modern, chauffeured vehicle.

From Heraklion: Samaria Gorge Private Full-Day Hiking Trip

5. From Heraklion: Samaria Gorge Private Full-Day Hiking Trip

On a privately chauffeured basis day tour, hike through Samaria alongside our expert guide by tailoring the route at your own pace. Start at Omalos plateau and finish at the fishing village of Agia Roumeli overlooking the spectacular views of the Libyan Sea. In between? Hiking downriver in the footsteps of the mythological Cretan Titan who stabbed earth descending 18 km on the Southside of White Mountains by creating the geological masterpiece of Samaria canyon. Agia Roumeli is the place where the great canyon meets the sea. It is the seaside fishing village where you are going to take a vitalizing dip in the azure warm waters of the South Crete and then taste the delicious cuisine at the family restaurants. It is also the place where you will take the boat for the Hora Sfakion where your private driver will meet and take you back in the comfort of a luxury chauffeured vehicle. There are some bespoke ways to do it if you’re in the know. And our Travel Designers most definitely are.

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What people are saying about Hora Sfakion

Overall rating

4.7 / 5

based on 3 reviews

One of the best excursions we have ever booked! The rental company and their team were very efficient and informative. They ask you to download an app to ensure you don't get lost and also aids in confirming your location should anything happen. 10/10 :)

Great and friendly on-site instruction, breathtaking landscape and unforgettable holiday experience in turquoise water - highly recommended :-)