Samaria Gorge hiking tour
Activities

Samaria Gorge hiking tour

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£35.00
Free cancellation
language
Language: English
mobile_voucher
Mobile voucher accepted
duration
Duration: from 12 hours to 14 hours
Do this because
  • Discover Europe's longest gorge
  • Admire the impressive nature of Samaria Gorge
  • Enjoy swimming at Agia Roumeli village
What to expect

Are you a good hiker and like to walk? If yes then discover one of the most impressive ravines in the whole Europe, the Samaria Gorge. Its length is 18 km, although you may walk “only” 16 km.

Mother Nature has cut its way through the bulky limestone masses that tower up from 200 to 2.000m. The wideness of the ravine varies from 300 to 4 metres and covers an altitude difference of approx. 1.200 meters. Leisurely walking you normally need about 5 hours to reach the south coast.

Passing by the plateau of Omalos, at an altitude of 1100 m., you make your way to Xyloskalo, where the adventure begins.

The hike starts quite steeply down the ravine over rocks and stones through a forest with cool springs at shady resting sites. If you are lucky you might spot a “Kri-Kri”, the famous wild mountain goat.

At the end of the hike you will reach the small fisher village of Agia Roumeli. There you can have a refreshing swim in the Libyan Sea or enjoy a good meal in one of the local taverns. From Agia Roumeli, you will take the boat to Sougia or Chora Sfakion and then return by coach.

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What's included
  • check Escort
  • check Transportation in air-conditioned coach
  • check Pick-up and drop-off from designated areas
What's not included
  • x_not_included Entrance ticket (5 euros)
  • x_not_included Boat fare from Agia Roumeli (12 euros)
  • x_not_included Food and drinks
Where
Meeting point:
Pick-up service is available from the following resorts of Heraklion area: Malia, Stalis, Chersonissos, Anissaras, Gouves, Kokkini Chani, Ammoudara, Agia Pelagia //Pick-up service is available from the following resorts of Rethymno area: Sfakaki, Scaleta, Panormo, Bali, Gerani, Atsipopoulo, Missiria, Platanias, Adele and Rethymno // Pick-up service is available from the following resorts of Chania area: Kolymbari, Tavronitis, Maleme, Gerani, Platanias, Agia Marina, Stalos, Kato Daratso, Chania town and Kalyves.With the confirmation of your booking, you will receive all information about the pick-up point and time (please also check your junk mailbox).
What to remember
  • You will be requested to add your communication details and hotel during checkout in order to arrange your pickup
  • Please note that the entrance fee (5€) and the boat ticket (12€) must be paid on spot by cash only
  • This tour is not suitable for guests who face heart or blood pressure issues, joint problems, vertigo, asthma, diabetic, pregnant or children less than 3 years
  • Walking or trekking shoes are recommended
  • Please take a small bottle of water and some snacks
  • The use of sun protection and a hat are highly advised
  • Please bring a light jacket during spring and autumn
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Provider
G.& E.MICHALAKIS SA -GEM TRAVEL
Booking fee
Good news! No extra fees are applied to this booking.
Cancellation policy
Receive a 100% refund if you cancel up to 24 hours before the experience begins.

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