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  1. Greece
  2. Crete
  3. Heraklion
  4. Samaria Gorge

Samaria Gorge: Day Trip from Agia Pelagia, Heraklion & Malia

Product ID: 144120
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Explore Europe's most majestic gorge. Follow the route of the ancient Taras River and experience one of the most spectacular treks in Crete.
About this activity
Printed or mobile voucher accepted
Live tour guide
Free cancellation up to 24 hours before activity starts

Experience

Highlights
  • 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
Enjoy breakfast at Rethymno, the first stop on this 17-hour 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.
Includes
  • Round-trip bus transportation
  • Multilingual tour guide
  • Pick-up at the main road near your hotel
What’s Not Included
  • Lunch
  • Entry ticket for Samaria National Park (€5)
  • Boat ticket (adults €11; children 5-12 years old €6)

Prepare for the activity

Important information
Know before you go
• Tours operate in English, German, French and Dutch every Tuesday and in English, French and Russian every Thursday
• The local tour operator will inform you of your pick-up 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
Not available
Currently it is not possible to book this product due to its limited availability.
Customer reviews
Overall rating
4.5 / 5
based on 13 reviews
Review summary
Service
4.3/5
Organization
4.4/5
Value for money
4.2/5
Safety
4.2/5

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CretanSpirit

Product ID: 144120