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Crete: Hiking Tour in Samaria Gorge

Activity provider: Cretanholidays
Water activity

Crete: Hiking Tour in Samaria Gorge

Activity provider: Cretanholidays

From US$ 43.12 per person

On the tour of Crete, enjoy a fascinating hike through Europe's longest gorge and bathe in the pristine waters of the Libyan Sea. Take a boat trip along the south coast of Crete and admire the cliffs.

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Duration 12 - 16 hours
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Live tour guide
German, English
Pickup included
Pick-up from hotels in Agia Pelagia, Ammoudara, Kokkini Chani, Kerteros, Gouves, Gournes, Anissaras, Chersonissos, Malia and Stalida.


  • Discover the incredible landscape of Crete and take a hiking tour of the white peaks of the Omalos Plateau
  • Tour the longest gorge in Europe and relax in the small, idyllic fishing town of Agia Roumeli
  • Visit traditional taverns, swim in the crystal clear sea, and enjoy a boat ride along the South coast
Full description
Experience the Samaria Gorge and descend from the Omalos Plateau. Descend into the gorge, measuring 18 kilometers long, 4 by 150 meters wide, and up to 700 meters deep. The exploration will take from 4 to 6 hours.   Hike through the longest gorge in Europe and admire the beauty and diversity of nature. The smallest section of the gorge is only approximately 4 meters wide and the cliffs reach heights of 350 meters — enjoy this incredible sight. At midday, stop in the fishing village of Agia Roumeli on the Libyan Sea and relax in the taverns or take a dip in the crystal clear blue waters. In the late afternoon, take a 1-hour boat tour from Agia Roumeli, past the mighty rocks of the south coast of Crete to Hora Sfakion. A bus will be waiting there to take you back to your accommodation.
  • Bus transfer
  • Tour guide
  • Entry to the Samaria Gorge (5€ per person)
  • Boat tour ticket (13€ per person)
Not suitable for
  • Pregnant women
  • People with mobility impairments
  • People with heart problems
  • Wheelchair users

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Important information

What to bring

  • Comfortable shoes
  • Sun hat
  • Sunscreen
  • Water

Not allowed

  • Pets
  • Open-toed shoes

Know before you go

  • This tour is offered from Heraklion, Gouves, Gournes, Kokkini Chani, Analypsis, Anissaras, Hersonissos, Malia and Stalida
  • Remember to wear sturdy shoes or hiking boots, and bring a camera, light jacket, sunscreen, a hat, bathing suit and lunch
  • This tour is not suitable for persons with disabilities
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.6 /5

based on 100 reviews

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It was a very nice day tour. Our guide was nice and informative. The next day was hard because it was 6-hour walking down on rocks. So, be ready and wear good shoes. And waterproof shoes would be helpful because we did cross the river several times (it was the fun part ) I gave one star less because the local guide didn't contact us the day before and things are not very assured. We arrived at the pick-up spot and we saw no one there. We got very worried and we didn't have any number to contact. Around 7h30 we finally saw a bus coming from the other side of the street and it was the bus for us.

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March 27, 2023

Fantastic trip. Well organised. The gorge is an amazing hike, it is incredible tough going down hill over rocks for approx 7km so make sure you have hiking boots and also recommend walking poles. We finished the walk around 2pm which meant we had some time to swim in the sea at the end which was amazing after the 16km! A must do activity for anyone visiting Crete.

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March 27, 2023

This tour is arranged for travel to and from Samaria Gorge. We started in Heraklion at approximately 5:00 AM and got back approximately 10:30 PM. The mini buses and tour buses were comfortable. The guide was average; not overly friendly or particularly informative. You basically hike on your own and just meet the group to catch a ferry at 5:00 PM. The hike was more physical than we had anticipated, but people of all ages and fitness levels made it successfully. We wish we had know that there was no way to buy food in the national park. We would have bought more power bars or sandwiches the day before and packed them for the trip.

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March 27, 2023

Product ID: 56068