Samaria Gorge: Day Trip from Agia Pelagia, Heraklion & Malia
- Pickup available
- Duration: 17 hours
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Idilia was a wonderful guide. She really explained well what to expect in the gorge. We love hiking and so we had a wonderful experience - the Samaria gorge is awesome. But we saw many people who didn't have the right footwear. You really need hiking shoes to do this gorge and walking sticks help as well. I'm an avid runner and yet by the end of the hike my ankles and knees were feeling it. I was wearing a solid pair of running shoes. my husband had hiking boots and he did much better. You are walking on stones and boulders throughout the 13 kilometres and its tough on the joints. I totally recommend this experience - the Samaria gorge is very much worth visiting and hiking but make sure you are prepared, you have the right footwear, that you are in reasonably good shape and you take your time.
Well organised trip and had a brilliant day. It was a long day being picked up at 6am and not getting back to hotel until 10pm but thoroughly enjoyed it. The Gorge is awesome and the walk was challenging in the heat but well worth the effort. The swim in the sea at the end was heavenly as was the cold beer after! Getting the boat back for part of the way was fab and also the stop for souvlaki being cooked outside for us.
The pick up was way to late, and we could not reach anybody of the organisation. However the tourguide was very friendly, and even gave us some food in the gorge. The tour was well organisted, and the guide was waiting for you on every the rest location. It was a really nice hike and the gorge was really beautiful!
The tour was an amazing experience for us! Ist was really well-organised and we have seen so much of nature. Of course one has to wear good shoes and must be fit to be able to manage the 16 kilometres of hiking, but we would absolutely reccomend doing this tour!