Guided Samaria Gorge Hiking Adventure (Private)

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Guided Samaria Gorge Hiking Adventure (Private)

from 89.00

Hike the world famous gorge of Crete with an expert local guide.

Visiting Places: Samaria gorge in Chania Crete
Duration: Full day

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Check off your bucket list the hike to the world-famous gorge of Crete, Samaria!

Activity Description

Accompanied by an expert mountain guide, you will cross the Samaria gorge, will stop in the most thrilling locations, will avoid any ‘traps’ and will learn first hand about the flora and fauna of this unique location in Europe.
Samaria gorge is a UNESCO national park and refuge to the Cretan goat, the rare ‘kri-kri’. It is about 16 km long at an altitude of 1,250 m at the northern entrance, ending at the shores of the Libyan Sea in Agia Roumeli. The walk through Samaria National Park is 13 km long, but one has to walk another three kilometers to Agia Roumeli from the park exit, making the hike 16 km long. The ‘Gates’ are the most famous part of the gorge, a stretch where the sides of the gorge close in to a width of only four meters and soar up to a height of almost 300 meters (980 feet). It will take you about 7 hours to cross the gorge (depending on your pace). There are a number of stopping points along the route, where you’ll find toilets and drinking water. At some points the gorge is only 3 meters wide and you may have to climb over boulders. Once you reach Agia Roumeli you will have time for a break until you board the ferry to Sfakia (at around 5 PM). Your host, will meet you upon arrival at the port and will take you back to your hotel at the comfort of a private vehicle away from the big busses. The adventure will last the whole day and your guide will return you back to Chania early in the evening. 

Special Features

  • Expert mountain guide to accompany you throughout the day

  • World-famous hiking trail

  • Breathtaking views

  • Private transfers

Activity Snapshot

Dates | Start Time: May-October, upon arrangement. 

Duration: Full day (hike approx. 7 hours depending on pace).

Meeting Point: Hotel pick up and drop off.

Group Size: This is a private tour for up to 7 persons. Larger group tours available upon request.

Pace: Some hiking experience required. The terrain in the gorge is rough, rocky and uneven. We do not recommend this hike for persons with mobility difficulties, heart problems, are pregnant and not in a good physical condition.

Spoken Language: English, Greek and Spanish.

Included: All transfers from/to Chania with a/c minivan, expert mountain guide.

Excluded: Any lunch, food and drinks, entrance fee to the gorge (€5) and ferry ticket (€12.5)

Note: You will need comfortable shoes with a reasonable grip and comfortable clothing. In the summer months it is recommended to have hat and sun-cream.

Cancellation Policy

FREE cancellation up to 48 hour before the tour. Cancellations less than 48 hours before the tour: Refund of 50%. No show: No refund.

Additional Info

  • Confirmation to be received as soon as possible (within 24 hours from booking)

  • You can present either a print out or an electronic booking confirmation for this activity

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