Samaria Gorge – From Chania

Get your walking boots out because they will get a good workout during this hike through the 16km-long Samaria Gorge.

This is the largest gorge in Europe
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  • Duration: 10 Hours
  • Challenging
  • Electronic voucher
  • Pickup available
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Description

This 16km-long ravine is the longest in Europe. So it’s a serious – but spectacular – five to six-hour trek that’s not for the unfit or faint of heart.

You’ll start by driving through the White Mountains to your starting point – the Xyloskalo staircase, which zigzags some 200 metres down into the gorge. You’ll pass tiny chapels, walk between the high ravine walls and maybe spot some of Crete’s wild ‘kri-kri’ goats. The highlight though, is the ‘Iron Gates’ – the narrowest section of the gorge where the 300-metre-high walls stand just 3 metres apart.

At the end, you’ll reach the seaside village of Agia Roumeli, where if you’ve made good time, you can take a swim or relax in a taverna. Then, when everyone’s ready, you’ll catch a boat along the coast to where your coach awaits. Great for outdoor types. 

Itinerary

First pick up at 5:40

Starting point – the Xyloskalo staircase – zigzags 700-foot down into the gorge.

Samaria Gorge – at 18 kilometres, it’s the longest ravine in Europe!

5 to 6 hour trek and finally, you’ll reach the village of Agia Roumeli.

The highlight of the route is the ‘Iron Gates’ – the narrowest section of the gorge where the 1,000-foot walls stand just three metres apart.

When everyone’s ready, you’ll catch a boat along the coast to where your coach awaits.

Experience the poignant peace at the Allied War Cemetery of Souda.

Back to resort at approx. 21:00

 

Pickup Locations

What’s included

  • Multi-lingual speaking escort
  • Entrance fees to Samaria
  • Ferry trip to Chora Sfakion

What do I need to bring

  • Good Hiking boots
  • Loose fitted clothes
  • Water
  • Light food
  • Sun cream & Hat
  • Swimwear & Towel
  • Camera

Important information

Not suitable for customers with heart problems, high or low blood pressure, knee problems ,pregnancy., also for families with young children.

Pick up times per place:

AVRA, SELINI SUITES : 5:40
KASTALIA 5:50
LOUIS CRETA PRINCESS, MIKES 5:50
CRETA PARADISE, SOLIMAR AQUA MARINE 6:00
MINOA PLC, CALDERA VILLAS, PORTO PLATANIAS 6:00
DIAS APTS, OSCAR 6:10
THEO, CRETA PALM, CRETAN DREAM ROYAL 6:10
PANORAMA, KALLISTON, YAKINTHOS 6:20
ALTHEA, SIRIOS, KEDRISSOS 6:20
KRITI 6:20
ALIMIRIDA BEACH & RESIDENCE NOT AVAILABLE  

Guided Language

  • English

Categories

HOLIDAY AND SEASONAL TOURS

DAY TRIPS AND EXCURSIONS

PHOTOGRAPHY

TRANSFERS AND GROUND TRANSPORT

HIKING

NATURE

CAVING

ADVENTURE

WALKING TOUR

CLIMBING

DIVING

WATER

65 10 Hours , Challenging

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