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Samaria Gorge Guided Hike in Crete

EUR
1.18
125
1.18
From £106 pp

Crete, Greece

13 hours

Small Group

Samaria Gorge Guided Hike in Crete

What You'll Do

Hike across the world-famous Samaria Gorge in Crete and take in the impressive Cretan nature guided by an expert that will show you around safely. Across its 16km, you’ll pass by several local villages and picture-perfect landscapes that will make you understand why it is considered one of Europe’s most emblematic gorges.

At the end of your adventure, reward yourself with a refreshing dive into the crystal-clear waters of Crete and a mouthwatering meal in a traditional local tavern; with one of the greatest experiences of your life written off your bucket list and a stomach full of Cretan delicacies, you’ll be driven to your hotel for some well-deserved rest!

Start your day early and hop on the private vehicle that will take you from the heart of Chania to Omalos Plateau, where you will meet with your expert guide in order for the hiking exploits to begin.

Stretching out from the White Mountains down to the Libyan sea in 16km of mesmerising landscapes. The hike will take up approximately 6 hours and will give you the opportunity to appreciate the luscious greenery of Crete, as well as the diversity of its land. Your friendly guide will help you all throughout the hike, creating a safe environment for you to enjoy and narrating fun facts about the impressive gorge and the island of Crete in general. Once you reach your destination, the village of Agia Roumeli at the South coast of Crete, accessible only by boat, you’ll have the opportunity to indulge in a rejuvenating dive in the deep blue waters of the island and even opt for a scrumptious meal full of traditional Cretan flavors at a local taverna (not included in the price).

Having gained a once-in-a-lifetime experience, with a full stomach and with a smile on your face, you’ll take the ferry to the nearby port of Sfakia, where your driver will be waiting to transfer you back to your accommodation in the heart of Chania for the evening. A humbling experience that you’ll never forget, a hike across the gorge of Samaria is one for the books!

Daily Schedule:

07:00 Drive from Chania to Omalos Plateau

08:30 Hike of Samaria Gorge (6hrs)

14:30 Beach and lunchtime in Agia Roumeli

17:30 Ferry ride to Sfakia

18:30 Drive back to Chania

20:00 Return to the hotel

Please note this tour only runs on Mondays, Wednesday and Fridays, from May – October.

Experience
Highlights

Enjoy guided hike across Samaria Gorge

Explore of the most beautiful Cretian landscapes

Swim in the bright and clear Cretan sea

Your Local Host:

Nikos

Nikos and his team of local expert guides have a simple but strong ethos. They want you to truly experience Greece in the most authentic way possible. Their experiences are made up of exciting bespoke & themed tours around Athens and the islands that show you the real Greece and unforgettable gastronomic experiences that their Greek grandmothers would be proud of. Nikos and his team will do whatever it takes to make sure you have the private tour exactly how you like it, with all things authentic and off the beaten track. They can't wait to show you around their home!

Location Information

  • A guided hike across Samaria Gorge
  • Pick up and drop off in a private vehicle
  • English speaking hiking guide
  • Hiking gear: walking sticks and helmets, a bottle of water, and an energy snack

FAQs

The walk is long and strenuous and the tour is only suitable for guests that are fit, exercise regularly and have experience in walking long distances.

Participants are encouraged to wear light hiking shoes and have with them a backpack, hat, light jacket, sunscreen, swimsuit, sandals/light shoes for the beach, beach towel, snacks – these can also be purchased in Omalos, before the start of the hike.

Walking sticks are provided on request, at no charge.