High-level guided tour of Samaria gorge from Chania
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Activities

High-level guided tour of Samaria gorge from Chania

Free cancellation
Language: English
Mobile voucher accepted
Duration: 15 hours
Safety measures applied
Do this because
  • Discover the gorge of Samaria during this high-level guided tour
  • Enjoy the beauty of nature in an unspoiled setting
  • Have a swim in the Libyan sea after the long walk
What to expect

Your ultimate hiking experience at the Samaria gorge will begin around 5.20am - 6.30am, when the driver will pick you up from your accommodation. The gorge is located at the south of Chania Prefecture, in southwest Crete and it was created by a small river flowing off the White Mountains (Lefka Ori). You will reach your destination around 7am and after a short break you will start walking. Descending the 600 wooden steps you will be intrigued by the beauty and serenity of this massive gorge, which is shadowed by the White Mountains. You will come across the church of St. Nicolas, built on the ruins of an ancient temple, and reach “Portes” or the “Iron Gates”, the narrowest pass of the gorge.

The hiking starts from Xiloskalo, we step over rocks and stones down the gorge, through a fantastic forest among thousands of years old trees, along a little river and fresh-water springs. The walk is partially difficult and will lasts approximately 5-6 hours. The path follows the route of Taras, a river with gurgling, lucid water. On the way, you can get a glimpse of the caves that formed a natural shelter for the Cretans.

You will arrive along with your guide to the Iron Gates (Sideroportes), the narrowest spot of the route, just a few meters wide, but 300 meters high. At the end of the gorge, you will reach the Libyan sea and the village of Agia Roumeli, where you can relax and can enjoy some swimming, before joining the rest of the group to take the ferry to Chora Sfakion. Here you will take the vehicle that will take you back home at around 8.30pm.

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COVID-19 information
The following health and safety measures are in place, so you can relax and enjoy your experience.
  • The experience complies with government regulations
  • What's included
    • Guided tour
    • Pick-up/drop-off service
    • Transport
    What's not included
    • Entrance fees
    • Boat fee
    • Meals
    Reduced price
    • Children (4-11 age)
    • Infants (0-3): free of charge
    Where

    Chalidon 106, Chania 731 31, Greece

    Meeting point:

    Let the partner know your address for the pick-up at the check-out in order to use the pick-up/drop-off service. You will receive the voucher with all details (exact pick-up time) by email one day before the activity takes place

    What to remember
    • Please provide your accommodation address at the check-out in order to use the pick-up service. Arrange your pick-up by using the partner's contacts you will find on the voucher you will receive after booking
    • This walk is not recommended for children under the age of 6, pregnant women and people with health problems
    • In case you encounter issues, contact the partner using their contacts you will find on the voucher you will receive after booking
    • Remember to bring sun cream, sunglasses, hat, good hiking or running shoes, swimsuit, beach towel, a bottle of water, and light snacks
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    When
    • Please check the calendar for updated availabilities and start times
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    Provider
    TRAVEL PATH
    Booking fee
    Good news! No extra fees are applied to this booking.
    Cancellation policy
    Receive a 100% refund if you cancel up to 24 hours before the activity begins.

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