Best Full Day Tour to Samaria Gorge

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  • Location: Heraklion, Greece
  • Duration: 16 hours (approx.)
  • Tour code: 2462SAMA
Enjoy this excursion to the prized national forest of Crete, the Samaria Gorge - the longest and most beautiful gorge in Europe.
Walk through the gorge, approximately 11 miles (18 kilometers) which begins at the plateau of Omalos.

Cross through the White Mountains and finish at the tiny village of Aghia Roumeli on the Libyan Sea. The route is enriched with flowers, herbs and trees, little fountains, abandoned settlements and wild goats known as Kri-Kri, as well as birds of prey.

From the secluded village of Aghia Roumeli, take the boat to the village of Chora Sfakion to meet the coach for return trip to Heraklion.

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Selected Crete hotels
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Approximate pickup time:

- from Bali and Georgioupolis 6am
- from Agia Pelagia and Fodele 6:30am
- from Ammoudara and Malia 5am
- from Sissi and Milatos 4:30am
- from Agios Nikolaos and Elounda 4am
- from Chania 6am
- from Heraklion 6am
Duration:
16 hours (approx.)
Return Details:
Returns to original departure point at approximately 10:00pm

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Roundtrip transfer from Area 1
Code: RT1

11 mile walk through Samaria Gorge with boat ride from Aghia Roumeli to village of Chora Sfakion. Includes hotel pickup/drop off from Georgioupolis to Bali hotels

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Roundtrip transfer from Area 3
Code: RT3

11 mile walk through Samaria Gorge with boat ride from Aghia Roumeli to village of Chora Sfakion. Includes hotel pickup/drop off from Ammoudara to Malia hotels (excluding Heraklion Town)

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Roundtrip transfer from Area 4
Code: RT4

11 mile walk through Samaria Gorge with boat ride from Aghia Roumeli to village of Chora Sfakion. Includes hotel pickup/drop off from Sissi to Milatos hotels

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Roundtrip transfer from Area 5
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11 mile walk through Samaria Gorge with boat ride from Aghia Roumeli to village of Chora Sfakion. Includes hotel pickup/drop off from Ag. Nikolaos to Elounda hotels

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Roundtrip transfer from Area 6
Code: RT6

11 mile walk through Samaria Gorge with boat ride from Aghia Roumeli to village of Chora Sfakion. Includes hotel pickup/drop off from Chania area

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Roundtrip transfer from Area 7
Code: RT7

11 mile walk through Samaria Gorge with boat ride from Aghia Roumeli to village of Chora Sfakion. Includes hotel pickup/drop off from Heraklion Town

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Best Full Day Tour to Samaria Gorge

Samaria Gorge, Crete
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Inclusions:
  • Hotel pickup and drop off
  • Transport by air-conditioned coach
  • Professional guide
Exclusions:
  • Gratuities (optional)
  • Entrance fees to the Gorge (5 euro)
  • Boat tickets from Aghia Roumeli to Chora Skafion (10 euro)
  • Food and drinks
Additional Information:
  • Subject to favorable weather conditions. If canceled due to poor weather, you will be given the option of an alternative date or full refund
  • Confirmation will be received within 48 hours of booking, subject to availability
  • Bringing good walking shoes and sunblock is highly recommended
  • Bringing your own food is recommended as there is no food available inside the National Park
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Traveler Reviews

Reviewed by: Jennifer Z W, September 2015

Amazing natural environment! Really appreciated the opportunity to sit back and enjoy the ride without driving the steep, narrow switchbacks. Coffee and biological stops along the way were great especially on the return, the soulvaki cooked on the outdoor grill was delicious.

Barbara, our guide was nice and provided enjoyable information about the history of the area as we drove up the mountain. Altough she verbally told us a couple times about the hike and the important timing benchmarks it would have been helpful to have them written out or at least a recommendation for us to make note of them. She said she did the hike 58 times already for the season but for those whose first time it was there was alot to remember, one certainly does not want to miss the boat back.

Bit confusing as to where to go at the end but we figured it out. There was a shuttle bus to town at the second place that offered refreshments but this was not included in our tour. The walk into town is short and flat after this but we just weren't sure where to go. A sign or remindern of this would have been comforting. Again, didn't want to miss boat. Take into consideration the phenomonon of the vacation brain

Wearing hiking shoes with stiff soles makes the walk more enjoyable-6 hrs for us as you ate constantly walking over rocks of various shapes and sizes. My knees tend to hurt going down so my walking sticks were a savior. In order to make the ferry we needed to keep walking, stopping often for photos of the spectacular scenery.

Reviewed by: Cynthia M, July 2015

Pros: We were very impressed with this tour. Tour company was very organized, had on-time arrival to morning pick-up, a well-informed tour guide, and comfortable transportation. Tour had a great pace through the gorge, finishing with 2 hours at the end to enjoy swimming in the Libyan Sea and lunch in the beautiful and remote Agios Roumeli.
        Cons: If youre looking to stroll through the gorge at your own/slower pace, this tour moves a little more briskly than that. Some reviews noted pace was quicker than desired, however, we did not feel that way and, at 6 hours, we were tired from our journey so glad to for its pace, and did not feel rushed.

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