Booking for : Hiking at Samaria Gorge‼️ Full Day Tour | Departure from Chania

Hiking at Samaria Gorge‼️ Full Day Tour | Departure from Chania

    Tour Details

    Daily from May till 27th October

    Duration 14 hours approximately

    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

    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. If still interested, please check our Samaria Easy Way


    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

    Not Included:

    ❌ Food – Drinks – Personal expenses

    ❌ Entrance fee to the Gorge ( 5.00€ per  person)- Paid on the spot in cash

    ❌ Boat fare from Agia Roumeli to Sougia (11€ per person) – Paid on the spot in cash

    Cancellation Policy

    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


    1. For bookings up to 2 days prior to departure please contact us in order to check for availability.
    2. Please provide fullname, telephone number (country code included), e-mail and accommodation details (hotel name & address) upon booking.
    3. 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.
    4. 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.
    5. Drink plenty of water (you can refill your bottle from springs inside the gorge).
    6. Go slow in the first 2km of the walk & avoid stopping for a rest just below high cliffs
    7. Avoid resting for more than 15 minutes (especially if you are not used to this sort of walk) because your muscles will start to stiffen up and you will find it pretty hard to get going again.
    8. Whilst in the village of Samaria take a quiet walk around it, you will probably catch a glimpse of the kri‐kri’s. The young ones get used to seeing people every day and are not that shy.
    9. Always look where you are heading. When you want to look around, make sure you don’t block the path and then look
    10. Half way down the gorge lies the old village of Samaria. The village of Samaria has a telephone for communication with the police, a pharmacy, and two mules to transport injured people.
    11. Pick-up from Kalyves area requires a minimum number of 4 adults with an extra charge of 6.00€ per person.
    12. The following are prohibited inside the gorge: radios, singing, excessive noise, disposal of rubbish in places other than those provided, smoking anywhere other than the rest points, consumption of alcohol.

    Payment Options

    1. In our office, Aretousas 38 street, Heraklion, Crete
    2. Directly upon booking from our webiste with your debit/credit card
    3. Payment link sent by us with your debit/credit card easily and safely

    Payment of reservations up to one day before the tour.

    Upon reservation you will receive from us in a separate e-mail your voucher with specific pick-up information (please check your spam folder as well). 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 from Monday to Friday 09:00 am to 20:00 pm and Saturday from 09:00 am to 15:00 pm.

    Book now through our website or contact us for more information at 0030 2810 335227 or send us a mail at online@travelid.gr

    Why to choose this package!

    • Hike the 2nd Longest Gorge in Europe (16km)
    • Excellent for Hiking lovers
    • See the famous endangered Cretan Goat ''Kri-Kri''
    • Swim in the refreshing cool waters of Agia Roumeli at the exit of the Gorge

    Additional Info

    • Duration : 🌞 Full Day
    • Price from: €38 per person
    • Location : Crete

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