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Hiking tour through the Samaria gorge

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  • Air-conditioned Vehicle

  • Meeting place pick up and drop off

  • Escort

  • Liability Insurance and local taxes


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Description

Hiking tour through the Samaria gorge

Drive along the coast to Chania and from there south up into the White Mountains to the Omalos plateau. Here begins the descent into the 18 km long, 3 - 150 meters wide and up to 700 meters deep Samaria Gorge. For the hike you need about 4 to 6 hours. You walk through the longest gorge in Europe, whose wild beauty and scenic diversity will surely fascinate you. The narrowest part of the gorge is only about 3 meters wide and the rock walls rise 350 meters steeply at this point. This is rough, rocky, uneven track through the gorge and not suitable for the un-fit and for the clients with heart problems, blood pressure or pregnancy.
On route there are many stopping points where you can find toilets and drinking water. Finally, in the afternoon, you arrive in the fishing village of Agia Roumeli on the Libyan Sea, where you can relax in the taverns or bathe in the crystal-clear, turquoise sea after the hike. In the late afternoon you take a one-hour boat trip from Agia Roumeli to Chora Sfakion, past the mighty rocks of the south coast of Crete, where our bus awaits you for the journey home.


Excursion Highlights:

  • A 16-km hike through the stunning Samaria Gorge, a UNESCO Biosphere Reserve
  • Swim in the refreshing Libyan Sea after the hike
  • See the famous endangered Cretan Goat “Kri-Kri”

What's included

  • Free Cancellation (24h)
  • Air-conditioned Vehicle
  • Meeting place pick up and drop off
  • Escort
  • Liability Insurance and local taxes

What's not included

  • Drinks
  • Boat
  • Entrance fees
  • Gratuities
  • Food

Tips from a local:

This tour is not recommended for anyone with knee problems, heart disease or back problems. Use hiking shoes or very good sport shoes and socks. Drink plenty of water (the water in the gorge is drinkable).

Don't Forget:

Hiking shoes, socks, sun protection, swim wear, cash money for the entrance (5,00) and the boat ticket (13,00).

Schedule

01 May 2024 - 31 October 2024
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