Private tour

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

Private tour

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

From US$ 855.96 per group up to 2

Cross the Samaria Gorge on a full-day guided hiking trip with an expert guide from Chania or Rethymno and see the breathtaking White Mountains. Visit a seaside village to swim in the warm Libyan Sea.

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Duration 10 hours
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Live tour guide
English, French
Pickup included
Be picked up from your accommodation in the Chania or Rethymno areas.
Private group


  • Marvel at the dramatic natural features of the breathtaking Samaria Gorge
  • Embark on an 18-kilometer hiking trail from Xyloskalo on the Omalos plateau
  • Explore the picturesque seaside village of Agia Roumeli and swim in the sea
  • Take in the views of the towering White Mountains as you cross the canyon
  • Enjoy the comfort and convenience of round-trip transportation from your hotel
Full description

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.

  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Transportation in an air-conditioned vehicle of your choice
  • Chauffeur
  • Hiking tour
  • Tour guide (Samaria hiking instructor)
  • Walking stick
  • Park entry fees
  • Boat transfer tickets
  • Drinks and meals

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Product ID: 434698