Duration 🌞 Full Day

Hiking at Samaria Gorge! Full-Day Tour | Departure from Rethymno region


Every Monday, Wednesday and Friday 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
09:15      Entering the gorge
16:30 – 17:00  Meeting in Agia Roumeli
17:30         Boat departure
18:30          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


Not Included:

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


Cancellation policy:

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



  1. The trip is not recommended for any person with a history of knee problems, high blood pressure, cardiac and pulmonary problems, for pregnant women and for anybody who suffers from vertigo/fear of heights!
  2. Due to the difficulty of the hiking tour, bookings with young children until 14 years old will not be accepted.
  3. For bookings 2 days before departure please contact us in order to check availability!
  4. Please provide fullname, telephone number (country code included), e-mail and accommodation details (hotel name & address) upon booking.
  5. Please arrive on time to the given pick-up point. Unfortunately, there is no option to wait for latecomers. In case of delay, missed pick-up, missed departure time, no refunds.
  6. The travel agency reserves the right to alter or cancel any tour due to adverse weather conditions or insufficient passengers number or force majeure 12 hours prior to departure time with a notification to the traveler.


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 online@travelid.gr 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