Samaria excursion from Chania (the long way)
(Disclaimer: Not all the parts shown on this video are scheduled to be visited on this excursion)
Samaria excursion from Chania (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 at its end...
Kolymbari, Minothiana, Rapaniana, Kamisiana, Tavronitis, Maleme, Kontomari, Gerani (Chania), Platanias (Chania), Agia Marina, Kato Stalos, Kalamaki, Glaros, Kato Daratso, Agioi Apostoloi, Chrissi Akti, Makris Tichos, Kladisos, Chania town, Kalives, Georgioupolis, Kavros. [Check the pick-up table list below to find out which is the most convenient pick-up point & time, near your hotel]
English: All days
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 12€ (adult), 6.80€ (Children 4-8 yrs old / Free chd 0-3 yrs.), Gorge entrance: 5€ (Free entrance children 0-14 yrs old)
Xyloskalo, Samaria Gorge, Agia Roumeli (optional lunch or swimming at the Libyan sea), Boat trip, Sfakia
13-14 hours approximately - 110 km. (depending on where you get on - this estimate is from Chania town)
The great walking adventure on Crete; join in for the famous Samaria gorge!
Samaria Gorge has proclaimed a National Park in 1962 and it hides a wealth of natural beauty. We offer an early pick up in the morning as to be one of the first groups to arrive. You will start at an altitude of 1200 m. and descend until sea level. This 17 km long walk through the beautiful landscape is tough but unforgettable and covers an average walking time of 5 to 6 hours.
At the end of the walk in the village of Agia Roumeli on the south coast, you have the opportunity for a refreshing swim in the Libyan Sea or to enjoy a meal at one of the local taverns. The group will meet again to continue by boat from Agia Roumeli to Chora Sfakion, from where our bus will return you to your hotel...
- Boat departure from Agia Roumeli at around 17.30 hrs. "indication"
- Bring along: comfortable clothing, a cap, a (salty) snack, a bottle of water, swimwear + sunblock.
- Walkers should be in good shape without health problems and wear appropriate walking shoes!
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.
Adults: Over 11 years old (Full fare)
Children: 3-11 years old (Children's fare)
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
► For Bookings less 24hrs: All seats are on request 24hrs prior to the date of the excursion, so, please contact us, in order, to help you book your excursion.
This excursion includes in its price: Your transfer r/t from your hotel, escort tour. The Adult Fare is applied to passengers of any age above 11 years old. The Child Fare applies to children between 3 and 11 years old 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 excursion from Chania area
Pick up timetable
|Places||Pick up points||Pick up time|
|Grand Bay||at the Statue||05:45|
|Avra Imperial Beach, Spilia Village||Avra Hotel||05:45|
|Chryssana Beach||Main road bridge||05:45|
|Euphoria Resort||Euphoria Market (main road)||05:45|
|Chrispy World, Selini Suites||Selini Suites (main road)||05:50|
|Cavo Spada||Main road church||05:50|
|Kastalia, St. Nikolas||Kastalia (main raod)||05:55|
|Katsikoulakis Apt, Mari Helen||at corner main road = across Zacharakis||05:55|
|Lycasti Apt, Landhouse Elia, Antilia||Pharmacy in center Tavronitis||05:55|
|Creta Princess||Hotel's main road||05:55|
|Bella Pais, Maleme Mare, Castro||Supermarket SYNKA||05:55|
|Carisa||Summer Lodge (main road)||05:55|
|Asterion, Solimar Aquamarine, Ilion Beach||Solimar Aquamarine (main road)||06:00|
|Enorme Eanthia Beach||Front of the hotel||06:00|
|Silver Beach||at the bridge, next to “Small Paradise Restaurant”||06:00|
|Geraniotis||Supermarket LIDL (main road)||06:00|
|Minoa Palace, Sunset Suites, Panos Beach, Villa Giorgos||Minoa Palace (main road)||06:00|
|Alkionides Apts||Santa Helena||06:00|
|Indigo Mare, Lolas, Lambrinos Suites||Indigo Mare (main road)||06:00|
|Porto Platanias Beach+Village, Troulakis Village, Villa Dora||Porto Platanias Beach (main road)||06:00|
|Sunrise Apts||Oscar Suites (main road)||06:00|
|Troulakis Beach||Thalassa Beach||06:00|
|Odysseus, Marina Sands, Epimenidis||Haris (main road)||06:05|
|Solimar Turquoise (=ex Canea Mare)||Canea Mare (main road)||06:05|
|Alexandros Apts, Minos Village||Silk gas station||06:05|
|Amalthia||Hotel (main road)||06:05|
|Chryssida, Eleftheria, Alexandros Houses Ross, Ekavi, Minerva Dore ,Santa Marina Plaza||Bus Stop across Alexandra Beach||06:10|
|Elotis Suites, Relax, Orion Star, Iolida Beach||Elotis Suites (main road)||06:10|
|Santa Marina Beach||Hotel (main road)||06:10|
|CTS Office||Main road||06:10|
|Creta Palm, Koukouras||Creta Palm (main road)||06:15|
|Pegasus hotel||"Maria’s" restaurant||06:15|
|Cretan Dream Royal||Hotel (main road)||06:15|
|Panorama||Hotel (main road)||06:15|
|Kalamaki, Ikaros Htl||Bus Stop Pizzeria "Nisaki"||06:15|
|Kalliston||Hotel (main road)||06:20|
|Domes Noruz||Bakery (main road)||06:20|
|Sirios Village, Mediterranea||BMW car dealer (main road corner)||06:20|
|Elea, Elotia Htl, Airis Boutique Htl||Supermarket SYNKA (corner traffic lights)||06:20|
|CHRISSI AKTI / MAKRIS TICHOS|
|Golden Sand||Pharmacy across Moderno||06:25|
|Kladisos area||Bus stop across Psillakis gas station||06:30|
|Christina Htl, Chania Flair by Corissia, Nea Chora||Christina hotel||06:25*|
|Casa Delfino Suites, Casa Veneta||Alpha Bank (1866 Sq. - Halidon Str. Corner)||06:20*|
|Porto Veneziano, Kriti, Ionas, Halepa, Avra City Htl||Agora = Municipal market square||06:20*|
|Stavros Area||from Kladisos by our meeting point bus||06:30|
|Kiani Beach||Main road corner||06:05|
|Kalives Apts||Apartments (main road)||06:05|
|Artemis Apts||Supermarket SYNKA||06:05|
|Kalyves Beach||Laundry corner||06:00|
|VAMOS / ALMYRIDA|
|Vamos, Almyrida||Meet us at Kalives Laundry bus pick up||06:00|
|GEORGIOUPOLIS / KAVROS|
|Georgioupolis||Café Grigoris (on the National road)||05:40*|
|Kavros||Kavros Beach, Vantaris Beach or Mare Monte||05:35*|
*: Available only when 2 or more people from the pick-up point
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.
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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