Samaria Gorge – from Rethymnom
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Samaria Gorge – from Rethymnom

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Language: English
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Duration: more than 8 hours
Safety measures applied
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  • Hiking trip
  • Samaria Gorge
  • Swim at Agia Roumeli
What to expect

Those walking boots will get a good workout during this hike through the Samaria Gorge. This 16km-long ravine is the longest in Europe. So it's a serious – but spectacular – five to six-hour trek that's not for the unfit or faint-hearted.

You'll start by driving through the White Mountains to your starting point – the Xyloskalo staircase, which zigzags some 200 metres down into the gorge. You'll pass tiny chapels, walk between the high ravine walls and maybe spot some of Crete's wild ‘kri-kri' goats. The highlight though, is the ‘Iron Gates' – the narrowest section of the gorge where the 300-metre-high walls stand just 3 metres apart.

At the end, you'll reach the seaside village of Agia Roumeli, where if you've made good time, you can take a swim or relax in a taverna. Then, when everyone's ready, you'll catch a boat along the coast to where your coach awaits. Great for outdoor types.

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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
    • Transport
    • Escort
    • Entrance fees
    • Boat to Sfakia
    What to remember
    • Not suitable for guests with heart problems, knee or joint problems, asthma or vertigo
    • Not suitable for expectant mothers or children under 12 years
    • Lunch and drinks not included
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    TUI HELLAS AE
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