Samaria Gorge (the long way)
(Disclaimer: Not all the parts shown on this video are scheduled to be visited on this excursion)
Samaria Gorge Long Way Excursion: Walk the longest Gorge in Europe and admire mother nature at its best! Experience a contradictory landscape between green shading trails and dry rock soil with a rewarding deep blue waters beach in its end…
Malia, Stalis, Hersonissos, Piskopiano, Anissaras, Analipsis, Gouves, Gournes, Kokkini Hani, Amnsissos, Karteros, Heraklion, Ammoudara (Gazi), Lygaria, Agia Pelagia, Fodele. [Check the pick-up table list below to find out which is the most convenient pick-up point & time, near your hotel]
Dutch, English, French, German: All days
Pick-up service at or near your hotel & return, Tour escort, and a light meal (Souvlaki, Pita and a soft drink)
Extra Fees (not included in the price)
Extras payable on the spot: Boat ticket to Sfakia 11€ (adult), 7.50€ (Children), Gorge entrance: 5€
Extras payable on our website: –
Xyloskalo, Agia Roumeli (optional lunch or swimming at the Libyan sea), Boat trip, Sfakia
17 hours approximately – 500 Km (from/to Heraklion)
Hiking shoes, sunscreen, a hat, sunglasses, a jacket, swimsuit and an extra pair of socks
Come with us to explore Samaria Gorge. This excursion is one of the longest but also one of the most beautiful.
Our adventure starts very early in the morning and our first stop is in Skaleta for breakfast.
Then we move to Omalos Plateau. There the walk starts from Xiloskalo, where we enter this vast canyon of 18 km.
We usually need 6-7 hours to cross the gorge. The path follows the route of the ancient river Taras. On the way, we can see the caves that formed a natural shelter for the Cretans in war times and now they are the natural habitat of the well-known wild goats or kri-kri. Halfway we come across the village of Santa Maria, which is currently abandoned. Three kilometres prior to our exiting this gorge, we reach the Iron Gates (Sideroportes), the narrowest spot of the route, just a few meters wide but 300 meters high.
A bit later we arrive in the small fishing village of Agia Roumeli, where we have quite a long time to lunch and to get a refreshing swim before boarding the slip that leads us back along the coast to Sfakia. There, our coaches wait for us to get us back to hotels.
Adults: Over 12 years old (Full fare)
Children: 4-12 years old (50% discount)
Infants: 0-3 years old (Free of charge // No seat reserved)
Booking Guiding Lines:
► Your Tour Language: Please check in the description which tour languages are available per day, and make sure your desired language is available on your chosen date
► Your Pick-up Point: Please check the list with all available pick-up points (and hours) from your area, on the table below
Just to help you see which pick-up suits best, here’s a table of hotel accommodations and their nearest pick-up’s:
LET US HELP! Please don’t hesitate to contact us, in order to help you out choose the best pick-up that suits you best!
1. Customers who for any reason fail to participate in our excursions are obliged to inform us at least 24 hours in advance. Otherwise, no refund will be given. Cancelling at least 24 hours prior to departure, 100% full refund!
2. VisitCrete.com reserves the right to alter or cancel any tour, due to adverse weather conditions or, insufficient passenger number or, force majeure.
► We do return money in case of bad weather (when the excursion is cancelled by the organizer tour operator).
► IMPORTANT: You need to be at least 10 minutes prior to your pick-up time at your pick-up point.
► COVID-19: All passengers required to wear masks at all times when in boats and busses or in indoor areas. All passengers should individually fill out the pre-boarding form, required by the Greek law, and carry it with them at all times.
For further information or bookings please call at telephone No. (+30) 2810341560
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This excursion is eligible for the Summer 2021 Special Offer Discount!
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