Did you know: More than a quarter million people walk through the gorge every year from May to October.
  • Duration: 17 hours
  • Challenging
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Description

Samaria gorge is the longest in Europe and one of the most impressive gorges in Greece. Follow the path through this famous gorge, marvel its natural landscape, from the White Mountains to thousand-year-old forests and the river across it.

At the end of the path, you will find the village of AgiaRoumeli, where people can swim, relax at the beach, or find a tavern to have lunch within full view of the Mediterranean Sea.

Highlights:

· Spend a day inSamaria Gorge on a challenging trek

· Enjoy the stunning natural beauty on the drive to the White Mountains

· Visit the village of AgiaRoumeli and rest at a local restaurant after the long trek

· Swim at the beach of AgiaRoumeli

Itinerary

Morning pick up

We will start collecting participants from pick-up points in the morning.

Depending on the place of your hotel/apartment the bus drive duration will differ.

Bus Drive to Omalos: 3 hours

*There will be a short stop on the way for restroom and snack – 20 minutes

1st stop: The plateau of Omalos

Our stop before entering the gorge to make sure we are fully equipped or get some last supplies before the trekking starts.

2nd Stop: Samaria gorge – 4.5 – 5 hours

The impressive gorge, the longest in Europe, will give you many beautiful views of the surrounding White mountains, the small river that runs through the gorge and the Cretan wild goats kri-kri are some things that will leave our participants speechless during this unforgettable journey in Cretan nature. It's18km long and takes around 4,5hours to walk, always escorted by experienced tour guide.

Walking for 4-5 hours

3rd stop: Agia Roumeli

At the exit of the gorge by the Libyan Sea is the village of Agia Roumeli.

A beautiful isolated village lying between the huge rocks of Samaria gorge and the Libyan Sea. There will be enough time for clients to enjoy a relaxing and refreshing swim at the beach and have some lunch at one of the local small taverns.

Later on, we will embark the boat which will take us back to Chora Sfakion for our way back to our resorts.

Boat trip: 1 hour

4th stop: Chora Sfakion

Arrival at the village, embarkation in the buses and return to the resorts.


End of the tour – Arrival at resorts

Embarkation in the buses and drive back to the hotels where we gathered participants in the morning.

Depending on traffic and on the pick-up places of each one, the time of journey back to the hotel will differ.

Return Bus Drive to Heraklion: 3 hours

*There will be a short stop on the way back for restroom and snack – 20 minutes

What's included

  • Transportation in Air-Conditioned bus
  • Professional Driver
  • Boat ticket from Agia Roumeli to Sfakia
  • Tour Guide during the trek:
  • Languages available: English-German-French-Italian-Dutch-Polish *on Tuesdays

What's excluded

  • Entrance in Samaria Gorge: 5€
  • Lunch or Snacks/Drinks
  • Boat ticket : 11€

What do I need to bring

  • Hat / Sunglasses / Sunscreen
  • Swimsuit / Beach towel
  • Comfortable hiking  shoes
  • Individual Trekking Equipment(suggested) 
  • Water
  • Passport
  • Money in local currency for the entrance and boat fees *Please see the "Important information" section for the prices.

Important information

  • We offer pick-up from various points such as hotels and bus stops.
  • As soon as you complete the booking we will contact you in order to let you know the exact place and time of the Pick-up which is closer to your place of staying.
  • Passengers are required to bring and wear face masks in indoor places and while traveling by bus.
  • It is not suitable for pregnant women
  • REQUIRES GOOD STATE OF PHYSICAL HEALTH: not suitable for people with heart problems or serious health issues
  • Please note: This tour includes hotel pick-up and drop-off services. Simply select the pick-up place of your preference from the list under the availability section and our driver will be on his way!
  • For the Ammoudara area in Heraklion, please select the relevant rate and type your hotel name and address in the booking questions.
  • Entrance fees for Samaria Gorge:
  • ENTRANCE: 5€
  • Until 18 years old for E.U. citizens and people with disabilities have FREE entrance. 
  • Pensioners above the age of 65 from the E.U have free entrance. (ID or Disability Card required)
  • BOAT TICKET: Long Way 11€/person*
  • Ages 5-16 years old is 6.5€
  • BOAT TICKET: Lazy Way 13€/person
  • Ages  5-16 years old is 8€
  • *The Long Way route is the main route travelers take. On some occasions, when the weather or conditions require it, participants take the Lazy Way route. We will let you know in advance if the route changes on the day you are interested in taking the tour.

Cancellation policy

  • Cancellation fee of 0% if cancelled

Categories

  • SIGHTSEEING
  • BUS OR MINIVAN TOUR
  • EDUCATIONAL TOUR
  • PHOTOGRAPHY
  • WALKING TOUR
  • SUN AND BEACH
  • HIKING
  • CLIMBING
  • WATER
  • DIVING
  • SAILING OR BOAT TOUR
  • SHOPPING
  • CULINARY
  • NATURE

Guided Language

  • English
  • Deutsch
  • Francaise
  • Italiano
  • Dutch, Flemish
  • Polska

Reviews!

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Samaria is so nice

I will need weeks to recover (I am 92kilos and 61 years old) but very proud and happy I walked through this magnificent gorge.

By Mike Simison on 2019-08-10

Nice hiking..

Partner loved, I love my partner so in short a great tour. Next time I will be more prepared, need hiking shoes and more water. The gorge is stunning..

By Silvester NY on 2019-07-02

long walk but does worth it

A LOT OF WAKING ! but worth it, each and every single step, the swim after the hiking is a blessing

By Zach Elliot on 2019-07-01

Authentic and original

Still recovering as the walk is long but would do it all over again....stunning, thanks.(Can't believe how the guide does this daily)

By Ian Prewit on 2019-06-27

Belgium is nice but Crete bit better !

We had a phenomenal guide - Manos. Stayed in the back of the pack to be absolutely sure everyone in our group finished the hike to catch the Samaria boat and also provided great details and stories about the history of the island. An old couple in our group got left behind (as they were slow) and missed the last boat, these guys stayed back to find them and arranged a small water taxi to bring them back where our bus was waiting, this type of service is not easy to find anywhere. Well done .

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By Bary Lirders on 2019-06-12

Professional and extremely helpful tour company for Samaria Gorge

We used them to plan a trip to the Samaria Gorge for 12 people. I was bit hesitant at first to go through the web for a day trip to the Samaria Gorge , I am very glad I chose these guys though. We had to cancel twice (!) and they did not charge a penny, all the details were fine and both driver and guide would respond to any questions we had , thanks, all were wonderful.!!!

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By Peter Ferteris on 2019-06-14

Yes, all went fine, thank you

We joined 2 of the organized excursions on the island, Samaria gorge and elafonissi. Both great excursions and also great guided! Bravo guys, next time will do Samaria at the end though, lots of walking and bit tired

By Trash Smith on 2019-06-17

Rocky walking , impressive , fun and cool..

Booked the Samaria Gorge through the web, so neither my partner nor I knew anything about the company. The whole day was excellent, the gorge walk itself was incredible and, because we both managed to complete the hike in a good time, we also loved the beautiful town of Agia Roumeli at the end and a Libyan sea swim…

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By Londoners now on 2019-06-17

Very good choice

Manos, our driver from Chania is a great and safe driver! Such a pleasant day we spent together driving around the island will definitely try daytrip4u next time, loved Crete !!!

By Marie and Tom on 2019-06-09

cool day, have to walk a bit -)

Fully agree with the positive reviews. We did Samaria gorge and Knossos trip, all, guides , drivers, staff know staff and are friendly. Transport on time and very comfortable.

By Amon Jones on 2019-06-11

Very early start

Overall a good day trip to Samaria Gorge from Heraklion. New and very comfortable coach driven by a competent driver Brief stop at tavern for breakfast & 10 minute break just out side the Samaria Gorge entrance. Coffee was crap, get a coke ! Guide was very competent & available . You need to wailt long wait for return ferry so enjoy the sea..good time though

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By Joanne Felmier on 2019-06-13

Its a long walk ..

It took us almost 6 hours to go through the gorge, would we do it again, yes but I wish I had stronger feet :-) , the sea at the end of the gorge is like an oasis....tiring but such a lovely time...have some water with and try to see the wild goats looking at you from heights..cool

By Boris Trees on 2019-06-10

Long walk and beatifull place

Walk the gorge on running shoes, nothing else does it...amazing place , very long walk but the scenery is second to none...get some fresh water with and perhaps a chocolate bar. The rocks down the path seem out of space, very impressive and the sea at the end really pays off. Suggestion , get a good rest the night before

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By Elena Stepanova on 2019-06-04

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