Full Day Tour To Samaria Gorge - Heraklion

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Key Details

  • Mobile Voucher Accepted
  • Hotel pickup Available
  • Free Cancellation
  • Duration: 16 Hrs
  • Language:
    English
  • Departure Time :
    Approximate pickup time:, - from Bali and Georgioupolis 6am, - from Agia Pelagia and Fodele 6:30am, - from Ammoudara and Malia 5am , - from Sissi and Milatos 4:30am, - from Agios Nikolaos and Elounda .. read more
  • Departure Details :
    Selected Crete hotels
  • Return Details :
    Returns to original departure point at approximately 10:00pm
  • Cancellation Policy :
    For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience. Tours booked using discount coupon codes will be non refundable.

Overview

Enjoy this excursion to the prized national forest of Crete, the Samaria Gorge - the longest and most beautiful gorge in Europe.

Highlights

Enjoy this excursion to the prized national forest of Crete, the Samaria Gorge - the longest and most beautiful gorge in Europe.

Know More about this tour

Walk through the gorge, approximately 11 miles (18 kilometers) which begins at the plateau of Omalos.

Cross through the White Mountains and finish at the tiny village of Aghia Roumeli on the Libyan Sea. The route is enriched with flowers, herbs and trees, little fountains, abandoned settlements and wild goats known as Kri-Kri, as well as birds of prey.

From the secluded village of Aghia Roumeli, take the boat to the village of Chora Sfakion to meet the coach for return trip to Heraklion.

Inclusions

Hotel pickup and drop off

Air-conditioned vehicle

Professional guide

Exclusions

Gratuities

Entrance fees to the Gorge (5 euro)

Boat tickets from Aghia Roumeli to Chora Skafion (11 euro)

Food and drinks

Additional Info

Confirmation will be received at time of booking, unless booked within 2 days of travel. In this case confirmation will be received within 48 hours, subject to availability

The itinerary is subject to favorable weather conditions or low number of participants on the day of the tour

Bringing good walking shoes and sunblock is highly recommended

Bringing your own food is recommended as there is no food available inside the National Park

Traveler Reviews

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  • 23-Jun-2018

    my nephews actually took this excursion but for 2 20 somethings to say it was worth being ready to be picked up at 5:40 am from our hotel in Heraklion it was a winner-one of the things they tell people about repeatedly as a best memory day!

  • 16-Dec-2017

    Amazing experience. Will make you tired and happy.

  • 25-Oct-2017

    Excellent trip. Coach ride was efficient if somewhat windy!. Quite expensive considering one pays for the boat and the Gorge itself. Our guide Thomas was excellent. Spoke about every aspect of the descent and was friendly and knowledgeable. Would highly recommend this experience if you are in Crete.

  • 16-Sep-2017

    Ridiculously overpriced at 58, not including gorge entry or ferry ticket but I really wanted to do this walk and am very glad that I did. We are fifty somethings who run a dairy farm, which is our only exercise. As we finished the walk in plenty of time, I can only conclude that anyone with moderate fitness would have no problem. The first couple of km is hard going as it is steep and although mostly stepped, the rocks are loose and some are slippery. It is the busiest section too with possibly two or three coachloads of walkers all starting together. Then you find that you have spread out nicely. The best stuff is just after the half way point at the Samaria village. There are signs with a number on at intervals, but you finish the walk just after the number 12.

  • 30-Aug-2017

    Trip was fabtastic. Easy meet up place at the start of the day, very well organised but we like it that we were left to walk the track on our own. Meet up end if the day was easy and we loved the boat trip then easy rude in the bus. Perfect way to do the gorge walk from your hotel we were staying in Chania. We loved it that the whole day was so well organised. All we had to do was turn up, but be well prepared with food and water...and sturdy boots. Take your swim suit to swim in the sea at the end of the walk. Essential to have plastic beach shoes too.

  • 28-Aug-2017

    The actual walk through the gorge was amazing. The reason why I haven't given this five stars is due to the price charged. We saw a number of agencies local in Crete who offered the same excursion with similar itinerary and transport for a lot less. This is extremely expensive for what you get especially as you have to pay additional fees on top of this for the national park fees and the boat ticket.

  • 18-Jul-2017

    It was great to have the option of a bus trip to Samaria Gorge from where we were staying in the east end of Crete in Hersonissos Town. We were picked up at 5:15 am and dropped off at 11 pm so it made for a long day but we were able to sleep in the bus early in the morning after pickup and especially after the challenging hike on a hot day! The hike took 6 hours and although pretty tough, we were so proud of ourselves for the accomplishment. A swim in the sea cooled us off and the hour and a half boat ride back to the bus was a beautiful way to see the south coastline of Crete. Highly recommended!

  • 25-Jun-2017

    Yes it would be a nice hike so far, if you pass all the people there. But the bad thing about it, I pay way too much with Viator. A local agency there only ask about half the price for the same tour there.

  • 07-Jun-2017

    An incredible experience! So nice to have the transportation handled, and good advice before starting down the gorge! It's a more challenging hike than anticipated. Definitely wear hiking boots and not runners! So nice to be able to sleep on the bus on the way back from the gorge.

  • 17-Oct-2016

    Arrangements for pick up and drop offs was great. Our guide ensured that everyone was kep safe for the duration of the trek. The scenery was awe-inspiring and the mojitos at the end were very refreshing.

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