📅 Available every day
🕛 Duration: 14 hours
Arrival at Xyloskalo, Samaria Gorge
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.
⏳ Indicative Time-Table:
05:20‐06:10 Pick up
07:30 First stop Omalos Plateau.
08:00 Begin hike Xyloskalo (1.200 m)
14:00 End hike at Agia Roumeli Village (it depends on how fast you walk). Free time to eat, drink and to swim.
16:30 Meet your guide at Agia Roumeli and get the ferry-boat tickets to Sougia.
17:00-17:30 Departure from Agia Roumeli to Sougia
18:30 Arrival to Sougia
20:00‐20:30 Arrival at your Hotel
✅ Hotel pick-up and drop-off (Pick up mainly from hotels at Kolimbari, Tavronitis, Maleme, Gerani, Platanias, Agia Marina, Stalos, Kalamaki, Agioi Apostoloi, Halepa, Chania Town, Kalyves is provided. If pick up from your hotel is not possible you will be picked up from the closest pick up point. In case you don’t know the closest pickup point, please contact us).
✅ Transport by air-conditioned luxury bus
✅ Hiking Escort
✅ Full liability Insurance
❌ Food and Drinks
❌ Personal expenses
❌ Entrance fee to the Gorge ( 5€ per person)- Paid on the spot in cash
❌ Boat fare from Agia Roumeli to Sougia (10€ per Adult / 5,50€ per child from up to 11 years old) – Paid on the spot in cash
Children up to 11 years old, 50% discount on tour rate (The Tour is not recommended for young children)
Remember to bring‼️ Sun Cream (a lot!), Sunglasses and Hat, Long-Sleeved Shirt for Sensitive skin, A light jumper for the morning, Good hiking shoes, Bottle of water and Light Snacks (fruits etc.), Swim Suit and a Beach Towel.
For cancellations up to 2 days prior to departure date, no cancellation fees
For cancellations 1 day prior to departure date, 100% cancellation fees
Non-Show, 100% cancellation fees
⚠️ Important Notes!!!
Upon reservation, our partners will contact you in order to receive your Voucher which includes your pick-up point and time info. Please be aware that you will have to bring the Voucher with you during the trip.
For any further clarification, please feel free to contact us.
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