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Samaria Gorge from Chania

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Duration

14 hrs

Tour Type

Daily Tour

Group Size

Unlimited

Languages

English, Greek

Overview

The gorge of Samaria is the gem of the White Mountains; hidden in the south part of the Chania district, it is the biggest gorge in Europe, covering an area of 18 kilometers in length. The state park of Samaria was added to the World Network of Biosphere Reserves (MAB: Man & Biosphere) by UNESCO in 1981, with the aim to give prominence to and to protect valuable habitats for man and the rest of the biosphere.

The gorge of Samaria is counted among the top-destinations of the Chania district and a journey to Chania can never be considered complete, unless you visit the gorge… you should therefore venture a visit there and believe us when we say that its beauty will not let you down…

The gorge’s trail starts at Ksyloskalo (Omalos plateau, 1.227 meters altitude) and after following the river bed, it ends up at the littoral village of Agia Roumeli. The trail of Samaria is the most visited trail in the whole of Greece, it is excellently equipped with signals and signs which eliminate the danger of getting lost, it is comfortable and very well cared for, mostly with stones and soil.

It is not considered a very difficult hike, a vivid proof of which is the fact that hundreds of people cross it daily from the opening (in May) till the closing of its visiting season (in October). It is a very pleasant hike, not a strenuous one, with many landscape alternations and a versatile environment.

One should always keep in mind, however, that though the trail as a whole is not tricky, one should be more careful during some parts of the trek.

The hike is not suggested for people facing health problems, or suffering from conditions affecting their lower extremities the elderly pregnant women.

Extra to pay on bus in cash:

  • entrance fee: 5.00 €
  • boat ticket Agia Roumeli – Sougia : adults:10.00 / children: 5-12 years old 5.50

 

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HIGHLIGHTS

  • Smaria Gorge
  • Stunning nature
  • 18 km hike

Itinerary

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Pickup

We pick you up from your hotel or a location in its vicinity early in the morning and we drive you with our bus and our escort – mountain guide – to the Omalos plateau.

Escort

The escort collects the money for the gorge entrance fee and the ferry fare (Agia Roumeli – Sougia) in the bus, in order to give you your tickets later.

Omalos

After reaching Omalos, we stop at a traditional tavern, giving you the chance to have breakfast or drink coffee (optional) before you enter the gorge.

Entrance

Subsequently, you pass through the entrance to the gorge and start your hike. In the gorge you walk at your own pace. Our escort comes in an hour after you for safety reasons, so as to follow after you.

The gorge ends

The gorge ends up at the village of Agia Roumeli; our escort will have already stipulated a meeting point there, in order for them to give you the tickets to the ferry, which will take you from Agia Roumeli.

Free time

You have free time to swim in Agia Roumeli and lunch (optional) in one of the village’s taverns.

Ferry

At 17:30 you go aboard the ferry, Sougia or Sfakia (usually Sougia) being your destination.

Bus to hotel

When you reach the port, our bus will be waiting to return you to your hotel.

Included/Excluded

  • Air-conditioned-bus transportation
  • Escort – mountain guide (Greek-speaking, English-speaking)
  • entrance fee (children up to 15 years old don’t pay a fee)
  • Ferry fare:
  • Agia Roumeli – Sougia
  • Agia Roumeli – SfakiaWhatever is being referred to as “optional”
  • children up to 3 years (free) wiill not have there own seats

Durations

Full day (7+ hours)

Area

Chania

Tour's Location

FAQs

Help during hike
Should you need any sort of help during the hike, you can ask for their help.
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