Samaria Gorge Hiking from Chania

Samaria Gorge Hiking from Chania

There is no better way to experience the real side of Crete, than to traverse the island's unspoiled soil, swim in its crystal waters and stroll down its traditional villages.

This hiking tour of the Samaria Gorge will give you the opportunity to do all 3 and at your own pace.

Early in the morning, you will be picked up from designated spots around Chania via a luxurious bus and reach the starting point of your tour in Omalos Plateau around 7 am.

Shadowed by the adjacent White Mountains and with plenty of drinking water to be found along the way in many natural springs, this self-paced hike will create unique memories for every traveler. Behind your group, there will always be a hiking escort to ensure everyone's safety and provide assistance if needed. At around 17:00 you will start your trip back to the place where you were picked up from.

This is a typical itinerary for this product

Stop At: Omalos, Omalos, Chania Prefecture, Crete

Early in the morning, you will be picked up from designated spots around Chania via a luxurious bus and reach the starting point of your tour in Omalos Plateau around 7am. The panoramic view of the gorge from the plateau is a photophile's delight, so after short stop for pictures and/or breakfast, you will hop on the bus and depart for the traditional village of Sougia. It is there that you will hop on a boat and sail along the coast of Crete till you reach Agia Roumeli.

Duration: 30 minutes

Stop At: Samaria Gorge National Park, Old National Road Chanion-Kissamou Lefka Ori, Sfakia, Crete 730 05 Greece

No holiday in Crete is complete without a trip through the 2nd longest gorge in Europe, the Gorge of Samaria. It is the longest and most imposing ravine in the Mediterranean. It is 16.5 kilometers in length from the position of Xyloskalo and terminates at Agia Roumeli in the Libyan Sea.
We will arrive around 7 o’clock in the morning and after a short break you will start walking. Descending the 600 wooden steps you will be intrigued by the beauty and serenity of this massive gorge which is shadowed by the white Mountains.
You will come across the church of St. Nicolas, built on the ruins of an ancient temple. Afterwards you will reach “Portes” or “Iron Gates”, the narrowest pass of the gorge. The hike ends at Agia Roumeli.

Duration: 6 hours

Informacion Adicional
"Not wheelchair accessible"
"Infants must sit on laps"
"Infant seats available"
"Not recommended for pregnant travelers"
"No heart problems or other serious medical conditions"
"Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level"
"Pick up/Drop off is conducted only is select spots in Chania. Depending on your location, you will be advised on the time and place after booking."
"Be sure to wear comfortable hiking shoes for the trek through the gorge"
"It is advisable to bring the following items with you: sunscreen, sunglasses and hat"
"It is important to stay hydrated, so bring a bottle of water (you can refill it in the gorge's springs) and a light snack (fruits etc.)"
"Υou can swim at Agia Roumeli beach just after you exit the gorge so make you have a swimsuit and beach towel with you"
"Τhe entrance fee to Samaria as well as the boat fee are paid with cash on the spot"
"Half way down the gorge lies the old village of Samaria, which has a telephone for communication with the police, a pharmacy, and two mules to transport injured persons."
"In the village of Samaria, take a quiet walk around and you may catch a glimpse of the endangered kri‐kri. They are usually very friendly towards people!"
"Upon reservation please advise the exact name of your hotel in order to send you the exact pick up time and place"
"Τhe trip is not recommended for any person with a history of knee problems, high blood pressure, cardiac and pulmonary problems, pregnant women and for anybody who suffers from vertigo/fear of heights"
"Face masks required for guides in public areas"
"All passengers are required to wear protective masks during transportation"
"This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund"
"This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund"
"This tour/activity will have a maximum of 50 travelers"
"Confirmation will be received at time of booking"

Hora de Inicio:
Confirm time with the local provider in advance of your experience.
Samaria gorge hiking
5/2/2024 - 5/16/2024
Tuesday : 05:30 AM - 06:30 AM
Thursday : 05:30 AM - 06:30 AM
Sunday : 05:30 AM - 06:30 AM
Samaria Gorge Hiking from Chania
5/8/2023 - 10/31/2023
Monday - Sunday : 05:30 AM - 06:30 AM
5/8/2024 - 10/31/2024
Monday - Sunday : 05:30 AM - 06:30 AM

Duración: 14 Hours
Lugar de comienzo: Traveler pickup is offered
As soon as you proceed with reservation, tour operator will send you the exact pick up point and time with a map link. Pick up will be from your hotel or close by

Cancelaciones y devoluciones: For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start time of the experience.


  • All Fees and Taxes
  • Hiking Escort
  • Air-Conditioned Luxury Bus
  • Full Liability Insurance

No Incluye

  • Admission to Samaria (5 € per adult, children free of charge on the spot in cash)
  • Boat ticket (13€ per adult, 5.50 € per child 5-12 years old on the spot in cash)
  • Personal expenses, extra beverages or meals


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