One of the most famous attractions around the world is in Crete island, the Samaria Gorge, situated at the white mountains and it is a national park too. So get ready for a memorable adventure. Put on your walking boots and let us lead you to this spectacular ravine which is the longest in Europe and a most interesting hike through the Samaria Gorge.
Highlights of Samaria Gorge from Chania, Crete
- A 12 hours full day excursion from Chania
- Visit the famous around the world Samaria Gorge
- Get to see the famous Cretan Wild Goat (Capra aegagrus creticus) or Kri Kri.
- Experienced gorge guide
- Pickup / drop off at your hotel
Description of Samaria Gorge from Chania, Crete
Experience a guided 16 km hike through the longest and most impressive limestone gorge of Europe. This is a magnificent example of Crete’s many gorges, starting from the White Mountains down to the Libyan sea.
Start our adventures excursion leaving early in the morning passing through several beautiful villages to arrive at the plateau of Omalos.
Our hike will last approximately 6 hours and will take us – along a breathtaking and constantly changing landscape – down to Agia Roumeli, a fishing village by the South coast, accessible only by boat. So it’s a serious trek that’s not for the unfit or faint-hearted. But you will have the chance to experience this must-see natural phenomenon at a slower pace, attended to by a specialized guide.
At the base of the gorge you can enjoy a refreshing swim, as well as lunch at one of
the local tavernas.
After an hour’s sail to the nearby port, you will be transferred back to Chania city.
Duration : 12 hrs
Start time : 07.00am
Days: Mon / Wed / Sun
Transport with deluxe mini coach, English speaking hiking guide, entrance ticket to the gorge, boat ticket from Agia Roumeli to Sfakia
Pick up from your hotel in / near Chania : 07.00am – 07.30am (depending on location)
Group size : max 14 participants
The walk through Samaria gorge is long and strenuous and the tour is only suitable for guests that are fit and have some experience in walking long distances.
Children under 10 yrs old can only join a private tour