Water activity

Samaria Gorge Hiking from Agia Pelagia, Heraklion & Malia

Activity provider: TOURLINE
Water activity

Samaria Gorge Hiking from Agia Pelagia, Heraklion & Malia

Activity provider: TOURLINE

From US$ 52.06 per person

Explore Europe's most majestic gorge. Follow the route of the ancient Taras River and experience one of the most spectacular treks in Crete.

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Duration 15 - 17 hours
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Live tour guide
English, French, Dutch, German
Pickup optional
The bus stops near hotels on the main road in Malia, Stalis, Hersonissos, Analipsi, Anissaras, Gouves, Gournes, Heraklion and Ammoudara.


  • Hike through a vast canyon to the sea
  • Explore the abandoned village of Samaria
  • Enjoy a boat trip along the south coast of Crete
Full description

Stop to purchase a hearty breakfast in Rethymno on this full-day Samaria Gorge excursion. Begin your trek at Xiloskalo, where you'll enter the vast, 18-kilometer canyon. Hike along a path that follows the route of the ancient Taras River. Admire the caves that formed a natural shelter for the Cretans in war times and now are home to wild goats. See the abandoned village of Samaria before reaching the Iron Gates, 3 kilometers before the end of the gorge. Rest and enjoy lunch (at your own expense) at the small fishing village of Agia Roumeli. Cool off with a refreshing swim in the Libyan Sea before boarding the ship that takes you back to the village of Sfakia.

  • Transportation in a modern full airconditioned coach
  • Experienced bus drivers
  • Multilingual tour guide
  • Pickup at the main road near your hotel
  • Lunch
  • Entry ticket for Samaria National Park (€5)
  • Boat ticket (adults €13.50, children 5-12 years old €6.80)
Not suitable for
  • People with mobility impairments
  • Wheelchair users

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Important information

What to bring

  • Comfortable shoes
  • Water
  • Sunscreen

Know before you go

  • The activity provider will inform you of your pickup point and time by email
  • This tour is not suitable for handicapped persons or children under 5 years of age
  • Be sure to bring hiking shoes, water, sun protection, a hat, sunglasses, an extra pair of socks, a swimsuit and a light jacket
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.5 /5

based on 116 reviews

Review summary

  • Guide
  • Transportation
  • Service
  • Organization

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Everything was as planned. All the info about pick up was detailed. We start from Gouves and left from Samaria to Chania. Guide help to to get the bus to Chania, so that was perfect, we haven’t go to arrange anything by ourselves, made our lifes so much easier! Recommend!

March 28, 2023

Incredible, un-missable experience! If you're visiting Crete, don't mind a challenge and want to see some of the most beautiful surroundings you ever seen - this is the trip to take. A very well organised tour. Transportation was comfortable, our guide was very welcoming, enthusiastic and multilingual. Plenty of comfort breaks! The hike itself is as described, 15km over uneven terrain, but so worth it! A definite must see for Crete!

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March 28, 2023

Der Trip hat uns sehr gut gefallen. Die Schlucht ist sehr beeindruckend, auch die Organisation der Wanderung war super. Man muss allerdings gut zu Fuß sein und sich auf ca 6 h Wanderung einstellen. Gute Schuhe sind Pflicht (Blasen Gefahr!). Leider war im Preis nur der Bus Transfer inklusive. Frühstück, Mittag- und Abendessen war auf eigene Kosten. Somit finden wir das Preis Leistungsverhältnis nicht so gut. Busfahrt hat trotzdem super geklappt! :)

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March 28, 2023

Product ID: 144120