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Full-Day Samaria Gorge Trekking Excursion from Chania

Full-Day Samaria Gorge Trekking Excursion from Chania

From US$ 35.95 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

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Covid-19 precautions
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Duration 10 - 12 hours
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Live tour guide
English, German
Pickup included
Pickup is only available from the Kalyves and Almyrida areas with this option. The pickup point is from your hotel or the closest point accessible by vehicle. You'll receive specific pickup information in a separate email from the local partner (please check your spam folder).

Experience

The experience
  • 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
Samaria Gorge, the longest gorge in Europe, is located 4,000 feet above sea level. Enjoy a trek in the gorge on a 12-hour excursion that begins with a pick-up 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 available from Chania, Kalyves, and Almyrida, depending on option selected
  • Bus tickets
  • Guide
  • Admission to Samaria (€ 5)
  • Boat ticket (€ 11)
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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What to bring

  • Comfortable shoes

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
  • Pickup begins up to 90 minutes before 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
  • 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
  • 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 847 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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I visited the Samaria Gorge about a month ago and it turned out to be the highlight of my trip. The views were breathtaking, nothing like i have ever seen before. The route itself is totally doable and not as hard as it is written on the description. Also, shoutout to the very sweet Elena, who organised/guided us wonderfully through this trip :)

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October 25, 2021

Well organised, a really good way to get to and from the Gorge. The walk has outstanding scenery but is very busy with many other people, some a bit pushy and rude. Also the majority of people on our bus did not wear masks and wearing of masks was not enforced by the driver so not great if you are nervous about Covid. Otherwise well organised and good!!

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October 12, 2021

Amazing 10 mile (difficult) hike! The views were spectacular but, omygosh the rocks! You are walking downhill much of the time which sounds easy, but the rocks are slippery and unstable. That being said, it’s the best hike we’ve ever done. You will take a bazillion pictures. Highly recommended for experienced hikers. Suggestion: a card with the meeting points with times and place names would be helpful. Our guide called them out before the hike, but a note card would have been better.

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October 7, 2021

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