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Gorge was beautiful but challenging. Pickup was at 6am and started trekking from 8.15am. Took 6.5hours for a family of 4 with an 8 year old. Very rocky terrain, so have to watch your steps all the way. It can get very hot, so bring a cap as well. Small bottles is sufficient as there are water from the gorge that you can refill along the way, very clean and drinkable. Nikos our guide excellent and advised us on our timings so that we don't complete the gorge too late. Finished the trek around 3pm and took the ferry at 5.30pm. In between you can even swim before boarding the ferry. The bus drop us off at 8.30pm in Chania, therefore be ready for a long day. Overall excellent day and we thoroughly enjoyed the experience even with all the pains in our body at end of the day.
My partner and I had a great time. Early morning well worth it as it meant we avoided peak sun and crowds. Our guide boarded our bus before you we got to the entrance, he was easy to understand, interesting to listen to and very helpful. Enjoyed the hike, first bit was steep downhill but after that an easy trek. There are taps with spring water so recommended brining a water bottle and just refilling, grab snacks the day before (or can get at a premium with limited selection at little cafe stop in morning). Bring a towel, flip flops and bathing suit so you can cool down with a swim in town post hike. Would recommend lunch at Rousios in Agia Roumeli.
If you love the sea, don't mind a (optional) walk up a hill to see a beautiful fortress with exceptional views and like spending time on the white sands and turquoise waters of Balos Bay this is the trip for you! Forget about the loads of tourists and travel time, 5 hours in total (3 on the bus and 2 on the boat), and enjoy your day. Also.. don't forget your snorkel gear and sunscreen.
This was one of our favourite days of our stay in Crete. Seeing and experiencing the beautiful Elafonisi beach was awesome... The crystal lagoon waters and pink sands are unique and relaxing. The trip was well organised with a lovely well timed stop in between at a local town both to and from the beach. We had a lovely guide who gave us great insight to both Crete and Elafonisi.
Well organized - competent guides unique difficulty : to approach local tour operator to define pick up point since we did not get confirmation mail on time. we struggled to keep in touch with the tour operator. For non English speaking difficult to talk over the phone with local people