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Samariá Gorge Hike: Day Excursion from Chania

1. Samariá Gorge Hike: Day Excursion from Chania

From its jaw-dropping villages to its healthy Mediterranean cuisine, Crete is a feast for the senses. The stunning beauty of Samariá Gorge National Park is an important part of the island’s attraction. On this full-day excursion you’ll be picked up in Chania and travel by comfortable bus to the park. Get ready to be wowed by the gorge, as high limestone cliffs and quaint village create the background for a great hike. The walking tour from one end of Samaria gorge to the other is a challenging 18 kilometers. The terrain in the gorge is rough, rocky, and uneven and the hike is not suitable for anyone who has heart problems or is unfit, or for pregnant women. There are a number of stopping points along the route, where you’ll find toilets and drinking water. At some points the gorge is only 3 meters wide and you may have to climb over boulders. You’ll reach the end of the gorge at Agia Roumeli, and stop for a break and a bite to eat (the price of the food is not included). You’ll return by boat to Sougia where you’ll be picked up by the coach.

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Overall rating

4.3 / 5

based on 19 reviews

Very scenic and worth it. Just be prepared to be ready to leave at 0600 and to not return back to your hotel until 2030. The boat does not leave until 1730 so you have plenty of time to complete the walk and have a long swim in the beautiful sea.

excellent care

the guide is particularly attentive, because we mainly speak Greek or English and EVA speaking French guided us very well on this wonderful day thank you

Great - a serious hike

The Gorge is beautiful. The only drawback is having to rush through the falling rock zone as it is hsrd going.

Very nice excursion, long day from 5.30 a.m. to 8.30 p.m.

It's worth it! The gorges are fabulous! A bit hard on the legs but definitely a must in Crete!

Tiring but fabulous If you like hiking don't hesitate go for it