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Samaria Gorge, in southwestern Crete, is one of Europe’s longest canyons. A popular hiking destination, its rugged river valley trail runs 10 miles (16 kilometers) from Xyloskalo in the White Mountains to he coastal village of Agia Roumeli. The gorge is part of Samaria Gorge National Park, which enjoys a seat along the Libyan Sea coast.

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Samaria Gorge Hiking from Chania
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Samaria Gorge Hiking from Chania

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Combine hiking, sightseeing, and more during this excursion into Samaria Gorge from Chania. Get picked up at your hotel and travel by bus to the starting point for the hike. Set out on an outdoor adventure into Samaria Gorge National Park for a hike at your own pace. Go swimming, explore traditional villages, and hike in the shadow of the White Mountains during this full-day tour.
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  • 14 hours
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$44.00
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Walk through Samaria Gorge

Walk through Samaria Gorge

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Samaria Gorge is one of Crete’s top attractions and the longest gorge in Europe. Embark on a full-day excursion to the western part of Crete and enjoy a walking tour of the great gorge. Spend your day ascending steep inclines, visiting the old village of Samaria, seeing the church that the gorge is named after, and ending at the refreshing sea in Agia Roumeli.
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  • 15 hours
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Full Day Samaria Gorge 10-Mile Walking Tour
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Full Day Samaria Gorge 10-Mile Walking Tour

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With its sheer walls and tight passageways, the Samaria Gorge is one of Crete’s most striking natural wonders. With this tour, all the logistics are taken care of so all you need do is complete the challenging 10-mile (18-kilometer) hike. Set off from Chania in early morning and arrive at the trailhead ahead of the crowds. After the guided hike, board a boat back to Chora Sfakion, then a bus back to Chania.
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  • 14 hours
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Samaria Gorge - Semi Private Hiking Day Trip from Chania, with max 10 onboard

Samaria Gorge - Semi Private Hiking Day Trip from Chania, with max 10 onboard

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Walk one of Europe’s longest canyons on this full-day hiking experience through the Samaria Gorge from Chania. With an experienced guide, hike the 10 miles (16 kilometers) through this breathtaking gorge, part of the Samaria national park in Crete’s White Mountains. Walk between towering cliffs, pass abandoned villages and absorb the awe-inspiring natural scenery and tranquility. Keep a steady pace during the 6-hour hike, sometimes over rocky terrain, and finish with time for a swim and lunch at Aghia Roumeli village. Numbers are limited for a more personalized, small-group experience.
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  • 13 hours
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SAMARIA GORGE: One of the most important in Europe From Rethymnon

SAMARIA GORGE: One of the most important in Europe From Rethymnon

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Grab your proper shoes and get ready for the 16km hike! Get ready for a lifetime experience and be ready to have your breath taken away by the astonishing view. The descent of the gorge will start early in the morning and it will last about 5-6 hours (depending on the visitor). Along the length of the gorge you will cross a wonderful landscape with little lakes, huge rocks discovered by the bed of the torrent. All together we will get on the boat with destination the city of Sfakia the CHECKINCRETA’s bus will waiting for us to take us back to the hotel. It’s necessary to have with you a hat, sunscreen, a bottle of water and some fruits. All along the way of the Gorge, you could find water spot as well as toilets. The guide of our agency CHECKINCRETA, will follow you all along the day and will stay with the last persons of the group. Pregnant women as well as persons with health problems are not allowed to do this excursion.
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  • 12 hours
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Samaria Gorge Tour from Chania - The Longest Gorge in Europe

Samaria Gorge Tour from Chania - The Longest Gorge in Europe

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With traditional villages and plenty of warm Mediterranean sunshine, the Samaria Gorge is the longest of its kind in Europe—but it’s also a challenging and rewarding hike, considered by many to be among the toughest in Crete. This adventurous full-day combination bus and hiking tour from Chania takes you deep into the gorge itself, where large boulders lie beneath soaring limestone cliffs. Follow a 10-mile (16-km) route though the Samaria Gorge and experience the best of the Crete countryside with a guide.
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  • 14 hours
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Samaria the Lazy Way, from Chania

Samaria the Lazy Way, from Chania

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Pay a visit to Crete’s Samaria Gorge without the hassle of crossing the entire pass on this “lazy” tour. Depart Chania and head to Ksyloskalo, where you can see the entrance of the gorge, as normal tours do. Then, board a ferry to Agia Roumeli where you can walk through the gorge or swim before heading back to Chania.
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  • 11 hours
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Samaria Day Tour from Rethimno & Chania
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Samaria Day Tour from Rethimno & Chania

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Spend a day hiking the Samaria Gorge with a professional guide. Choose a longer hike (6.5–7 hours) or the slightly easier way (4.5–5 hours). Either route provides great views of the gorge, which is one of the longest in Europe. After the hike, enjoy a swim in the Libyan Sea and lunch at a local taverna.
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  • 12 hours
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$35.42
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Private - Jeep Safari Tour with Lunch and Tastings

Private - Jeep Safari Tour with Lunch and Tastings

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The local drivers - escorts will pick you up from your hotel/villa and will drive you through rough roads to the authentic part of Crete. Just a few minutes from Chania city you will begin to get a sense of the Cretan landscape and to enjoy yourselves close to olive, lemon, orange and avocado grooves. Feel the warmth and the friendly environment of the most popular mountain refuge in White Mountains, named " Kallergis Refuge". Let your look, sail South from Samaria gorge to the Libyan Sea and North to the Aegean Sea. Take photos at Samaria National Park entrance, enjoy Cretan snacks accompanied with a cup of local mountain tea with honey, or a cup of coffee. Your delicious lunch will consist of a traditional Cretan flavor with Season salad, wine and dessert. At Anoskeli's winery you will taste local olive oil and 5 different wine.
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  • 8 hours
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$198.55
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Full-Day Beginner's Hiking Route Tour to Samaria Gorge
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Full-Day Beginner's Hiking Route Tour to Samaria Gorge

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If you are tired of walking but want photos for you Insta-followers, If you do not I feel like walking today but want to admire the terrific natural environment. If you want to live a superior experience without getting tired, then this excursion is made for you! We will arrive around 7 o’clock in the morning and after breakfast, you will have the chance to photo-shoot the entrance of the gorge and admire the creation of nature. The hiking guide will give you all the necessary instructions and then he will enter the gorge with the rest of the group (you will meet again at Agia Roumeli). The driver will take you to the small village of Sougia where you embark on the boat to reach the village of Agia Roumeli which is the exit of the gorge of Samaria. You can walk until the exit of the gorge, to the “Iron Gates” or swim and have a lunch there until you meet with the rest of the group.
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  • 14 to 15 hours
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$44.00
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SAMARIA from Malia-Heraklion

SAMARIA from Malia-Heraklion

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Lace up your hiking boots for a guided walk through the Samaria Gorge National Park. With a guide, you’ll discover the trails that might be difficult to find alone, taking in the landscapes around the Tara River. It’s a long hike, with roughly six hours of walking time, but the route lends itself to some of the most camera-worthy nature on Crete. Round-trip coach transport from Heraklion is included.
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  • 16 hours
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Private Roundtrip Transfer from Chania to Samaria Gorge Park
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Private Roundtrip Transfer from Chania to Samaria Gorge Park

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A true miracle that any nature lover must experience. Samaria Gorge is the longest gorge in Europe, measuring 16 km, giving you the opportunity to meet rare structures and species of the Cretan flora and fauna like the unique goat species named Kri-Kri that one can only find in Crete. Through a beautiful route among small traditional mountainous villages you reach Xyloskalo in the plateau of Omalos, the northern entrance of the gorge at an altitude of 1,250 m. As you keep walking you will pass from the “Sideroportes” (Iron doors) the narrowest point of Samaria, ending at the shores of the Libyan Sea in Agia Roumeli where you can definitely rest, eat and swim. It is exactly what you need! Apart from this, during your hike there are a lot of interesting historical points like the temple of Apollo, giving you a great combination of nature and Greek History.
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  • 14 hours
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Samaria Gorge Hiking Day Tour From Rethymno
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Samaria Gorge Hiking Day Tour From Rethymno

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Hike Samaria Gorge from Omalos to Agia Roumeli on this full-day hiking tour from Rethymno that includes round-trip transfers by climate-controlled bus. To do the 8-mile (13-kilometer), one-way hike through Samaria Gorge, you need to coordinate transportation by land and sea. By providing round-trip transport from Rethymno, this full-day tour takes the hassle out of planning while leaving you free to hike at your own pace.
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  • 14 hours
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Samaria Gorge Walk: full day from area Hersonissos

Samaria Gorge Walk: full day from area Hersonissos

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The 18 km hike starts in Xyloskalo. You will discover a wide variety of fauna and flora, much of which is unique and found exclusively on this island, and you see the Kri-Kri, the wild Cretan goat. The ever-changing view and the wonderful scent of pinewood and Cretan Herbs make this walk, which is rocky at some points, a wonderful experience and make all the effort worthwhile. The isolated, deserted village of Samaria makes the ideal place for a rest before you continue to the 'Iron Gates', the point where the canyon walls are so close that they almost touch each other. Enjoy the fantastic rock formations and take advantage of this unique chance to taste the fresh , cold spring water. The walk ends at the small fishing village of Ayia Roumeli, with plenty of tavernas for you to enjoy a tasty meal and that well-earned drink. Relax on the beach and cool off in the turquoise waters of the Libyan Sea.
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  • 12 to 18 hours
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Samaria Gorge: Α Trip Into the History of Earth Full Day Private Tour

Samaria Gorge: Α Trip Into the History of Earth Full Day Private Tour

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Samaria gorge is a National Park with unique flora and fauna, in the heart of the Lefka Ori mountains. It is by far the best hike in Crete, and probably one of the best in Europe. It is listed as a protected UNESCO Biosphere reserve. Samaria gorge is a 16km downhill hike between mountains and a forest, with a river flowing and organized resting places! For an average hiker it takes 6 hours to cross it and there is no food or any other shop available inside. The tour starts early in the morning to take advantage of the shadow in the gorge until noon, but by which time most visitors have already reached the sea! At the end of the hike we rest at Agia Roumeli, a village with few restaurants and beach, before returning by boat to Sougia, and then by bus and car to Chania. It's necessary to wear at least good sports shoes, take a hat and sunscreen. There is plenty of drinkable water inside. The hike is breathtaking, ideal for nature lovers and wildlife watchers.
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  • 14 hours
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Private Herbs and Wine Guided Tour

Private Herbs and Wine Guided Tour

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The tour’s first stop is the incredible botanical garden of Chania. In the herbal garden of the park, you will discover the secrets of the herbs and all of their benefits. You will be encouraged to try and smell the plants with your private wine guide who will use this opportunity to enrich your olfactive memory and wine tasting skills. After a relaxing and magical wandering among the plants and trees, it’s now time for you to enjoy a quality label Cretan Cuisine meal prepared with ingredients coming from the vegetable garden as well as herbs and fruit coming from the park. The lunch will be accompanied by two of our own exclusive wines. With the aromas and tastes of herbs still in your minds, it is now time to discover their influence in the wine. The next stop is the famous Manousakis winery where you will enjoy a commented wine tasting of 7 different labels. The grapes, both indigenous and international varieties, are organically grown in the Manousakis vineyards.
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  • 6 hours
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Samaria Gorge Long Way from Chania in Crete
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Samaria Gorge Long Way from Chania in Crete

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The gorge of Samaria is the gem of the White Mountains; Hidden in the south part of the Chania district, it is the biggest gorge in Europe, covering an area of 18 kilometres in length. The gorge’s trail starts at Ksyloskalo (Omalos plateau, 1.227 meters altitude) and after following the river bed, it ends up at the littoral village of Agia Roumeli.
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  • 15 hours
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Samaria, the longest Gorge in Europe! from Chania

Samaria, the longest Gorge in Europe! from Chania

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Hike Crete’s Samaria Gorge without worries about getting there or back or going it alone with this full-day trip from Chania. Trek the 11-mile (18-kilometer) gorge past streams, cliffs, and abandoned villages; absorb the untouched scenery, and watch for mountain goats and other wildlife. Plus, benefit from a guide who will point out the highlights and ensure you get the most from one of Europe’s most scenic hiking routes.
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  • 12 to 13 hours
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Samaria Gorge Bus Tour

Samaria Gorge Bus Tour

Explore Samaria Gorge on this full-day sightseeing adventure tour if you search for a unique hiking experience with a local tour guide. Hiking the 16km-long Samaria Gorge, one of Europe's longest canyons, is high on the list of must-dos for many visitors to Crete. There’s an undeniable raw beauty to the canyon, with its soaring cliffs and needlenose passageways.
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  • 14 hours
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Samaria Lazy Way from Chania in Crete

Samaria Lazy Way from Chania in Crete

05:15-6:30 Departure from Chania 7:40 Arrival to Omalos plateau (optional breakfast) 8:15 Arrival to Xyloskalo (entrance of the gorge) 9:00 arrival at Sougia (taking the boat to Sougia) 9:45-10:00 arrival at Agia Roumeli. Hike from the bottom of the gorge as long as you wish. 17:30 departure from Agia Roumeli 18:15 arrival at Sougia. Depart to Chania 20:00-20:30 arrival to Chania *the program may be changed. Αlways check with the guide!
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  • 10 hours
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Samaria Gorge- the long way, from Chania
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Samaria Gorge- the long way, from Chania

The gorge of Samaria is the gem of the White Mountains; hidden in the south part of the Chania district, it is the biggest gorge in Europe, covering an area of 18 kilometers in length. The state park of Samaria was added to the World Network of Biosphere Reserves (MAB: Man & Biosphere) by UNESCO in 1981, with the aim to give prominence to and to protect valuable habitats for man and the rest of the biosphere. The gorge of Samaria is counted among the top-destinations of the Chania district and a journey to Chania can never be considered complete, unless you visit the gorge… you should therefore venture a visit there and believe us when we say that its beauty will not let you down… The gorge’s trail starts at Ksyloskalo (Omalos plateau, 1.227 meters altitude) and after following the river bed, it ends up at the littoral village of Agia Roumeli. It is a very pleasant hike, not a strenuous one, with many landscape alternations and a versatile environment.
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  • 13 hours
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Samaria Gorge - VIP Private Tour

Samaria Gorge - VIP Private Tour

Our Private Tour to Samaria gorge offers you a comfortable way to enjoy this memorable trip, accompanied by our professioanl drivers! Don't miss this chance to explore the magnificent and diverse sceneries of Samaria Gorge and the beautiful shore of the Libyan sea!
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  • 12 hours
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Full-Day Samaria Gorge Hiking Tour from Heraklion
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Full-Day Samaria Gorge Hiking Tour from Heraklion

Put on your walking shoes for a full-day Samaria Gorge hike in Crete. Traveling with a comfortable air-conditioned coach, we head into Crete’s White Mountains to the entrance of the spectacular gorge, one of Europe’s longest. Starting our trip to Samaria Gorge early in the morning and towards Omalos. In the bus, our guide will provide you with useful information about the place, the history, the formation of the White Mountains, the flora, the fauna and some tips for the safety and regulations inside the gorge. During the trip we have a short refreshment stop and then we follow the way to Xyloskalo which is the entrance to the Gorge. The hiking is free which means you can keep your own pace while crossing the gorge. Finishing the Samaria Gorge hike you will reach the amazing beachside village of Agia Roumeli which is one of the most unspoilt beaches of South Crete. Our coach will be waiting for you either at Sfakia or Sougia where you will reach by taking the boat from Agia Roumeli.
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  • 12 to 15 hours
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$72.98
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Royalty Samaria Gorge Excursion

Royalty Samaria Gorge Excursion

No visit, no vacation to Crete is complete without crossing the Samaria Gorge. Samaria Gorge was acknowledged in 2010 as one of the wildest, most virgin and unique natural parks in the world and was included in the World Network of Biosphere Reserves (WNBR) of UNESCO. Highlights of Samaria Gorge hiking Extraordinary rock formations, Indigenous rare plants, flower and bird species, Rough downward ground, Impressive and primitive view, Exquisite landscape that has been under no human intervention, Unique sensation of awe and infinite wonder for the untouched grandeur will always be engraved on our memory.
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  • 14 hours
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