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

The Samariá Gorge Hike from Chania or Rethymno

Product ID: 66902
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Hike in the Samariá Gorge on a day trip from Rethymno or Chania. See the rich flora and fauna of Europe's longest gorge. Encounter the Cretan "kri-kri" goat. End with time for a swim in the crystal-clear sea and lunch at a taverna in Agia Roumeli.
About this activity
Duration 1 day
Printed or mobile voucher accepted
Instant confirmation
Live tour guide
English, German

Pick-up included

Your hotel in Chania.
Free cancellation up to 24 hours before activity starts

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Experience

Highlights
  • Take a 16-kilometer hike through the Samariá Gorge
  • Marvel at rich flora and see the Cretan "kri-kri" goats
  • See some of the highlights of Crete's majestic landscape
Full description
Samariá Gorge is the longest gorge in Europe. An area of stunning natural beauty, it is rich with many flowers and herbs and the crystal-clear spring waters that flow from the mountains.

Following an early morning pick-up (between 05:30 and 06:30) from the nearest point to your accommodation in Rethymno or Chania, travel through the mountains passing the plateau of Omalos.

You will arrive at some wooden stairs at the start of Samariá Gorge. You can opt to start the walk straight away or get some breakfast at the taverna before you begin. Hike for approximately 6-7 hours and experience the magnificent landscape on a 16-kilometer walk.

Once you have finished the hike, there will be ample time for a swim and lunch at a taverna in Agia Roumeli.

Indicative Timetable:
5:20 AM ‐ 6:10 AM: Pickup
7:30 AM: First stop at Omalos Plateau
8:00 AM: Begin the Xyloskalo hike
2:00 PM: End the hike at Agia Roumeli Village

Please note that this timetable depends on how fast you walk and how much free time you take to eat.
Includes
  • Bus transfer
  • Guide
What’s Not Included
  • Entrance fees
  • Boat tickets
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Product ID: 66902