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Samaria Gorge (ex Rethymnon)

Samaria Gorge (ex Rethymnon)



Samaria Gorge Excursion from Rethymnon.
The excursion operates every Monday, Wednesday, & Friday, with pick-ups: East of Rethymnon (starting Panormo) & West (starting Georgioupolis). Our excursion includes: Pick-up service at or near your hotel & return, Tour Escort. Available Tour Languages are: English, French, German.


Tour info

1 Day
Tour Type:
Walking Tour
Group size:
~50 pax

Accompanied service

Guides Transport Insurance


Arrival to Omalos high plain - coffee stop ~ 8:30-9:00

Entering the gorge ~ 9:15

Meeting in Agia Roumeli ~ 16:30 (sometimes 17:00) Boat departure from Agia Roumeli ~ 17:30

Boat arrival to Sfakia ~ 18:30

Back: Georgioupolis ~20:00, Rethymnon ~20:30, Panormos ~21:00

(The timings are approximate - just to give you an idea of the day's schedule)

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Samaria Gorge Excursion from Rethymnon area

(Disclaimer: Not all the parts shown on this video are scheduled to be visited on this excursion)

Samaria Gorge Excursion from Rethymnon: 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...

Pick-up's from:
Panormo, Skaleta, Stavromenos, Sfakaki, Pigianos Kampos, Adelianos Kampos, Platanias (Rethymnon), Missiria, Perivolia (Rethymnon), Rethymnon, Gerani, Georgioupolis. [Check the pick-up table list below to find out which is the most convenient pick-up point & time, near your hotel]

Operating Days:
Every Monday, Wednesday, & Friday

English, German: All days  // French: Wednesdays

Tour includes:
Pick-up service at or near your hotel, Escort.

Extra Fees (not included in the price)
Extras payable on the spot: Boat ticket to Sfakia 13€ (adult), 7.50€ (Children), Gorge entrance: 5€
Extras payable on our website: -

Tour highlights:
Omalos, Xyloskalo, Samaria Gorge, Agia Roumeli, Boat trip, Chora Sfakion.

Southwest Crete

14 hours approximately - 180 km.

On your Samaria gorge adventure, the bus will take you first along the north coast and then up into the White Mountains to the Omalos Plateau and the entrance to the gorge. There, at a height of 1.100m, you will begin the 16km walk through the longest and most beautiful gorge in Europe. After the strenuous but spectacular walk, you will be conveyed by boat on an equally glorious trip from Agia Roumeli, the village at the end of the gorge, to Chora Sfakion, where the bus will be waiting to take you back home. Good walking shoes are essential.

1. We start early in the morning, so that our guests can have plenty of time in the gorge and after - in Agia Roumeli.
2. Guides give customers a map of the gorge and explain recommended timings for a gorge walk. So tourists can easily find their location and understand how much time they need to exit.
3. Our guides have passed the gorge hundreds of times and they are always close to the group checking if everything is ok.

Essential Tips for Conquering Samaria Gorge: A Hiker's Guide:
To ensure a safe and enjoyable experience, please keep the following points in mind:
1. Hydration is Key: Carry at least 2 liters of water per person to stay hydrated during the 18km hike.
2. Sun Protection: Wear a wide-brimmed hat, sunscreen, and lightweight clothing to shield yourself from the sun.
3. Comfortable Footwear: Use sturdy and comfortable hiking shoes or boots with good grip to navigate the rocky terrain.
4. Snacks and Energy: Bring energy-rich snacks like nuts, fruits, and energy bars to keep you fueled along the trail.
5. Swimwear and Towel: Pack swimwear if you'd like to take a refreshing dip in the sea at the end of the hike.
6. Respect Nature: The gorge is a protected area, so please do not litter and stay on marked paths.
7. Listen to Guides: Pay attention to your tour guides and follow their instructions for a safe journey.

Age Definition:
Adults: Over 10 years old  (Full fare)
Children: 3-10 years old  (50% discount)
Infants: 0-2 years old  (Free of charge)

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

This excursion includes in its price: Your transfer r/t from your hotel, and guide. The Adult Fare is applied to passengers of any age above 10 years old. The Child Fare applies to children between 3 and 10 years old (50% discount + extra's if chosen) and the Infant Fare to any child under 3 years old (Free of Charge // No seat reserved).

Just to help you see which pick-up suits you best, here's a table of hotel accommodations and their nearest pick-ups:

Samaria Gorge Excursion from Rethymnon
PANORMO Captain House, Iliana, Kasteli, Kirki, Panormo Beach, Marilena Panormo school b/s (bus stop in Panormo-school bus stop) 05:50
Club Marine Plc Club Marine Plc (main road-tennis court) 05:50
Creta Marine, Creta Mare, Creta Panorama Creta  Marine National Road 05:50
Royal blue Royal Blue (in front of hotel) 05:50
Europa, Stella beach in front of hotels 05:50
SKALETA Rethymno Mare/Royal, Scaleta, Beggeti Bay Scaleta b/s 06:00
Babis, Gortyna, Creta Star/ Royal, Oassis Creta star b/s 06:00
STAVROMENOS Alkionis, Blue Dreams, Thalassi, Petrino Stavromenos b/s 06:00
Blue Dream Blue Dream (national road) 06:00
SFAKAKI Rimondi Grand Kava Hatzikonstantinoo (Liquor Shop) 06:00
Danaos, Dedalos, Rathamanthys, Krini, Golden Sand, Ekavi, Aggelia Beach, Sunrise, Rose Bay Taverna Dimitris 06:00
PIGIANOS KAMPOS Alkion, Amnissos, El Greco, White Palace (EX El Greco) Imperial, Dias Htl, Maravel, Silmar Emmerald in front of hotels 06:05
Rethymno Palace, Joan Beach, Sea Front, Maravel Land, Rethymno Residence, Adele Mare (Caramel) in front of hotels 06:10
Rithymna, Orion, Eva Bay, Adele Beach, Galeana Mare, Palladion, Golden Beach, Kathrin Beach in front of hotels 06:10
Rethymno Sunset Rithymna 06:10
PLATANES or PLATANIAS (Rethymnon) Edem Beach, Akti Hara, Galeana, Leoniki, Marinos, Axos, Rethymno Village, Nefeli in front of hotels (main road) 06:15
Creta Sun, Castello Bianco Ceramics shop 06:15
Trefon, Bella Casita, Motakis Village, Bueno S/M Pavlakis (Platanias) 06:15
Minos Mare/ Royal, Creta Residence,  La Stella, Apollo G/S B.P. Platanias 06:15
MISSIRIA May Htl, Mantenia Htl, Creta Palace in front of hotels (main road) 06:20
Camping Elisabeth, Missiria Apts. Missiria School 06:25
Odissia, Aristea S/M Pavlakis (Missiria) 06:25
PERIVOLIA Anna Apts, Dimitrios Village, Ilian Beach Dimitrios Beach 06:25
Esperia, Iperion, Pearl Beach/Aegean Pearl, Annita, Iakinthos, Plaza Spa Apts Pearl Bch (East direction pickup is Olympic Suites/Irini Bar) 06:25
Ikones, Golden Coast, Atlantis, Olympic Suites, Marylin, in front of hotels (main road) 06:25
Summer Dream La Mare 06:25 
Daisy Apts, Meliti, Olympia, Zannis Manolis Place 06:25
Ammos Studios, Blues Sea, Blue Sky, Zantina, Ilios Hotel, Ostria in front of hotels (main road) 06:25
RETHYMNO CITY Minos, Ibiscos, Mel’mar Minos 06:30
Theartemis, Atrium, Pegasos-Battis, Steris, Poseidon, Porto Rethymno, Kriti, Medusa, Leonidas in front of hotels 06:30
Bio Porto Rethymno 06:30
Bella Mare, Lefkoniko Beach, Lefkoniko Sands Htl, Kleoniki Mare, Aloe Apts. Europe Center (Auto Way) 06:30
Kyma, Achillion-Civitas-Jasson, Sea Front Apts-Cosmos-Eleonora-Constantin, Astali Marine entrance 06:30
Olympic Palladium, Liberty Town Hall 06:30
Forest Park Either Marine entrance or Town Hall 06:30 
Jo An Palace, Brascos, Youth Hostel, Casa Moatso, Barbara Studios, Peppi's Studio Church Of Four Martyrs 06:30
Palantino di Corina, Casa di Delfini, Antica Dimora Suites, Faros, Fortezza, Palazzo di Corina, Venneto, Palazio Rimondi, Ideon, Casa Vitae-Narcisos Ideon 06:35
Macaris, Petradi, Archipelagos, Philoxenia in front of hotels (main road) 06:35
RETHYMNON /ATSIPOPOULO Pantheon, Atsipopoulo S/M Lidl Atsipopoulos b/s (S/M Lidl) 06:40
GERANI Kamari Garden Kamari/Gerani Bridge 06:40
(classified under Georgioupolis)
Hydramis, Ermioni, Poledas Apts. Pepper Ermioni b/s 06:55
Alexandros, Marie Bch Marie Beach b/s 06:55 
Kavros Bch , Kavros Garden, Geia sou Kriti, Happy Days B.P. Romanias 06:55 
Asimenia, Delfina, Elyros, Kournas Village, Mythos Plc, Orfeas Resort, Sandy Beach, Silver Beach, Vantaris plc /bch, Vardis Olive Garden, Villa Yannis, Apollo Vantaris Beach 06:55 
Georgioupolis Resort & Aqua Park / Residence (ex.Krespen) Georgioupolis Resort 07:00 
Anemos Resort Anemos Resort 07:00
Pilot, Mare Monde Pilot b/s 07:00
Anna's House, Corrissia Princess, Eko Htl, Fereniki, Georgioupolis Beach, River House, Zorbas, Mythologia Georgioupolis  Coffee Shop Grigoris 07:05

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. 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.


All you need to know about Samaria gorge in this article:
- Samaria's Gorge Geology
- Samaria's Gorge History
- Tips (What you will see, What to have with you, Download the App)
- Useful Information about Samaria Gorge
ARTICLE: Journey Through the Natural Wonders of Crete! A Dive Into the Mystical Samaria Gorge!


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