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

From Georgioupolis: Roundtrip Transfer to Samaria Gorge

Product ID: 220527
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Discover the most beautiful gorge in Crete by walking for 5-6 hours along the Samaria Gorge trail making numerous stops to admire the incredible views. Get close to wildlife then enjoy the chance to freshen up in the sea at Ayia Roumeli.
About this activity
Duration 1 day
Printed or mobile voucher accepted
Instant confirmation
Live tour guide
English
Booklets
English

Pickup included

Your hotel in the area Dramia-Kavros-Georgioupolis
Free cancellation up to 24 hours before activity starts

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Experience

Highlights
  • Hike along the Samaria Gorge trail surrounded by outstanding, unique landscapes
  • Meet the local Cretan goats known as Kri Kri
  • Pass through the 350 m high rock walls called the Iron Gates
  • Discover at least 900 flora species and 300 fauna species
  • Take a refreshing swim in the Libyan Sea at Ayia Roumeli
Full description
Explore the famous Samaria Gorge on a trip along the northern coastline of Crete and through the White Mountains up to the Omalos Plateau. Samaria Gorge became a National Park in 1962 and today, it is the last natural refuge for the Cretan goat species known as Kri-Kri.

Depart early in the morning and board a coach which will pick you up from your hotel. After a comfortable drive, arrive at the plateau of Omalos for a small break before heading to the entrance of the gorge. The start of the hiking trail through the gorge is at a height of 1200m. On the route, pass by rich vegetation and through the tall rock walls known as the "Iron Gates". Fill up your water bottle at one of the springs in the gorge.

At the end of the 17km walk, reach the Libyan Sea. There, at the beach of Ayia Roumeli, enjoy a refreshing swim or sit at one of the taverns until a ferry takes the group to Chora Sfakion where the bus will be waiting for you to return you back to your hotel. 
Includes
  • Hotel pick-up and drop-off
  • Guide who walks with the last people of the group
  • Air-conditioned buses
  • Round-trip transfers
What’s Not Included
  • Entrance to the gorge (€5, free for children under 15 years old)
  • Ticket for the ferry (€12, €6 for children under 12 years old)
  • Food and drinks
Not suitable for
  • Pregnant women
  • People with mobility impairments
  • Wheelchair users

Prepare for the activity

Important information
What to bring
  • Comfortable shoes
  • Sunglasses
  • Sun hat
  • Swimwear
  • Sunscreen
Know before you go
• This tour is not recommended for people with limited mobility
• This is a demanding hike; you will need hiking shoes, and to have a good physical stamina
• The hike duration is about 4-5 hours with necessary stops
• Please bring cash for the entrance fee to the gorge (€5, free for children under 15 years old), and the ferry ticket (€12 or €6 for children under 12 years old)
• Hotel pick-up and drop-off is from accommodation in the area of Dramia-Kavros-Georgioupolis; for any other places please contact the local supplier
Customer reviews
Overall rating
4.5 / 5
based on 23 reviews
Review summary
Service
4.1/5
Organization
4.3/5
Value for money
4.4/5
Safety
4.3/5

Organized by

BALLOS TRAVEL AGENCY

Product ID: 220527