Every Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday from May till October
From Adelianos Kampos, Bali, Georgioupolis, Gerani, Kavros, Koumpes, Missiria, Panormo, Platanias, Rethymno town, Sfakaki, Skaleta, Stavromenos
Duration 12 hours approximately
Hike through one of the worlds greatest natural wonders. From Omalos at a hight of 1235 m the gorge of Samaria cuts 16 km through the landscape.
The gorge is situated in the Samaria National park, within the White Mountains in West Crete. It is 150 m at its widest point and 3 m at its narrowest. It is home to over 450 species of plants and animals, that can only be seen in Crete. The gorge starts from Xyloskalo and continues down to the sea level in the village of Agia Roumeli at the Libyan sea. The village of Samariá lies inside the gorge and it was finally abandoned by the last remaining inhabitants in 1962 to make way for the park and particularly as a refuge for the rare Cretan goat, Kri-Kri or Agrimi, which is largely restricted to the park.
Crossing the gorge is a demanding physical activity and it requires a robust health. If you feel fit for the challenge, wear hiking shoes, bring a light snack and prepare yourself for a beautiful nature experience. It is possible to fill up your water supply during the walk.
After a strenuous but spectacular walk, we travel by boat – an equally beautiful trip – from Agia Roumeli to Chora Sfakia where our bus will be waiting.
Good hiking shoes are necessary.
Indicative Time – Table:
|08:30 – 09:00
||Arrival to Omalos high plain – coffee stop
||Entering the gorge
|16:30 – 17:00
||Meeting in Agia Roumeli
||Boat arrival at Sfakia
|20:00 – 21:00
||Arrival at Rethymno
The timing of the program will be approximate, depending on traffic and weather conditions as well as the unexpected overcrowding.
Pick-up & Drop-off service (mainly from hotels at Adelianos Kampos, Georgioupoli, Gerani, Kavros, Missiria, Sfakaki, Stavromenos, Panormo, Platanias, Rethymno Town is provided. If pick up from your hotel is not possible you will be picked up from the closest pick up point)
✅ Transport by air-conditioned coach
✅ Professional guide
❌ Boat ticket from Agia Roumeli to Sfakia (13€ per person) – Paid on the spot in cash
❌ Entrance fee to the Gorge ( 5€ per person) – Paid on the spot in cash
❌ Personal expenses
For cancellation up to 2 days prior to arrival no cancellation fees
For cancellations 1 day prior to arrival 100% cancellation fees
Non-show 100% cancellation fees
Upon booking you will receive from us in a separate mail your activity’s voucher with specific pick-up details (please check your spam folder as well)
For clarifications please send us a mail at email@example.com or contact us at +30 2810 335 227
We are at your disposal from Monday to Friday 09:00 am till 20:00 pm and Saturday 09:00 till 15:00 pm