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Chania Town, Greece
Samaria Gorge Hiking from Chania
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icon14 hours  (Approx.)
Pickup from select hotels
iconOffered in: English

Overview

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Air-conditioned vehicle
All Fees and Taxes
English Speaking guide
Admission to Samaria (5 € per adult, children free of charge)
Boat ticket (11 € per adult, 5.50 € per child 5-12 years old)
Personal expenses, extra beverages or meals

Departure Point

Traveler pickup is offered
Pick up from Halepa Area, Chania Town, Ag. Apostoli, Kalamaki, Stalos, Ag.Marina, Platanias, Gerani, Maleme, Tavronitis, Kolympari.
Important notice: Upon reservation kindly send us the name of your hotel in order to advise the exact pick up time and point.

Departure Time

6:00 AM
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Infant seats available
  • Not recommended for pregnant travelers
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Pick up/Drop off is conducted only is select spots in Chania. Depending on your location, you will be advised on the time and place after booking.
  • Be sure to wear comfortable hiking shoes for the trek through the gorge
  • It is advisable to bring the following items with you: sunscreen, sunglasses and hat
  • It is important to stay hydrated, so bring a bottle of water (you can refill it in the gorge's springs) and a light snack (fruits etc.)
  • Υou can swim at Agia Roumeli beach just after you exit the gorge so make you have a swimsuit and beach towel with you
  • Τhe entrance fee to Samaria as well as the boat fee are paid with cash on the spot
  • Half way down the gorge lies the old village of Samaria, which has a telephone for communication with the police, a pharmacy, and two mules to transport injured persons.
  • In the village of Samaria, take a quiet walk around and you may catch a glimpse of the endangered kri‐kri. They are usually very friendly towards people!
  • Upon reservation please advise the exact name of your hotel in order to send you the exact pick up time and place
  • Τhe trip is not recommended for any person with a history of knee problems, high blood pressure, cardiac and pulmonary problems, pregnant women and for anybody who suffers from vertigo/fear of heights
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 40 travelers
  • OPERATED BY Fantasy Travel
You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.
  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund.

Learn more about cancellations.

The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
Q:
What is the policy on face masks and attendee health during Samaria Gorge Hiking from Chania?
A:The policy on face masks and attendee health is:

  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
See all safety measures taken by Samaria Gorge Hiking from Chania.

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Traveler Tips


  • "Don’t forget to pack a towel, swimsuit (there’s a place to change), and flip flops." See review

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Awesome
Mordechai_S
, Oct 2021
It's a great trip. The hiking is long and tiring, but totally worth it. The views are many and breathtaking! The beach at the end is nice, although not outstanding.
star-5
Well planned tour.. Highly recommended
Peter_T
, Oct 2021
Timing was very good and the guide, Nikos, really had our back. Hiking poles for rent €3 each from the guide. I found that a good investment. Hike starts from the plateau and continues down for about 16k to the ocean, where you get a few hours to lounge about by the sea before catching a ferry to your tour bus. The drive back has lots of switchbacks as you traverse the mountains and some good photo moments before the sun sets.
star-5
Best day of the vacation
Peeter_K
, Sep 2021
Samaria Gorge was my biggest reason to fly to Crete and the best day spent for sure. I was not prepared for such hike and was not in best shape for such hike. But it was a good advice to have at least proper boots.(!!!) So I had my boots and my eternal optimism and I was just soooo tired after 13...14 km. Was not the slowest of the group by far, though! Worth every minute! Took many nice pics. Good advice: even there are multiple places to get water-take plenty of water with you just in case. Specially when it is a hot day like I had. Another good advice: when you want to swim in the end of the hike, use right side of the small port, not left! Left side is very rocky! Thanks for organizers!
star-5
A scenic trek through a rocky gorge
Jamie_F
, Sep 2021
A long a beautiful hike over rugged terrain. Worth the journey. We got some excellent photos and had some good conversations along the way.
icon Response from Host , Sep 2021
Thank you for your feedback! So glad to hear that you had a nice time Stay safe and enjoy the rest of your holidays!.
star-5
Such beautiful scenery! ...
Kristal_S
, Sep 2021
Such beautiful scenery! Not for those who aren't physically fit. 16km (10 miles) both up and downhill. Paths are uneven and lots of rocks and boulders too. I felt very accomplished to have finished this hike at the age of 57. Well worth it for sure though, as the Gorge is absolutely breathtaking !
icon Response from Host , Sep 2021
Thank you for your feedback! So glad to hear that you had a nice time ! Stay safe and enjoy the rest of your holidays!.
star-5
Scenery is worth the effort
Jane_L
, Sep 2021
Well organised tour (Kyriakakis) with clear instructions for the hike and transport. The hike is spectacular, amazing scenery on the way down and the Gorge is breathtaking. It is hard going with lots of rocks though, took around 6 hours at reasonable but not fast pace. The time at Agia Roulemi beach is a welcome break at the end, cold beer and a swim before the boat at 5.30pm.
icon Response from Host , Sep 2021
Thank you for your feedback! So glad to hear that you had a nice time and that you were satisfied with our services! Stay safe and enjoy the rest of your holidays!.
star-5
Once in a lifetime experience with a wonderful guide Nicos
sobrien
, Sep 2021
The experience was amazing. Not the easiest hike but completely worth it. Nicos was a fantastic guide. It exceeded our expectations.
icon Response from Host , Sep 2021
Thank you for your feedback! So glad to hear that you had a nice time and that you were satisfied with our services! Stay safe and enjoy the rest of your holidays!.
star-5
Great day hiking
Alice_M
, Sep 2021
Great day hiking! Our guide Vassilious was very helpful and realistic. It is indeed a long tough hike. Mostly down hill so very hard on the knees. If you can manage to fit hiking poles and/or real hiking boots in your bag I really recommend. But renting poles was an option. The early start was rough but worth it to beat the crowds and hike in the shade.
icon Response from Host , Sep 2021
Thank you for your feedback! So glad to hear that you had a nice time and that you were satisfied with our services! Stay safe and enjoy the rest of your holidays!.
star-5
Recommended
Ziad_A
, Jul 2021
Great service, picked up from the hotel and all the important timings and information were explained well. Nikos the guide was fantastic
icon Response from Host , Aug 2021
Thank you for your feedback! So glad to hear that you had a nice time! Stay safe and enjoy the rest of your holidays!...
star-5
Excellent experience
Sofija_F
, Jul 2021
The excursion was very good. We had a wonderful time. It was an unique experiance. The gorge is beautiful. The trip was very well organized. We get all the necessary information upfront via email and we were even picked up in front of our hotel. Nikos was very friendly and gave us all the details to enjoy the walk. I highly recomend it! As a tip: confortable shoos are required! Forget the filp flops it’s a 16km walk trough rocks 😊 but at the end you can swim in a beautiful and cold sea water until the ferry arrives.
icon Response from Host , Jul 2021
Thank you for your feedback! So glad to hear that you had a nice time and that you were satisfied with our services! Stay safe and enjoy the rest of your holidays!...

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