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Samaria Gorge, in southwestern Crete, is one of Europe’s longest canyons. A popular hiking destination, its rugged river valley trail runs 10 miles (16 kilometers) from Xyloskalo in the White Mountains to he coastal village of Agia Roumeli. The gorge is part of Samaria Gorge National Park, which enjoys a seat along the Libyan Sea coast.

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Full Day Tour to Samaria Gorge

Full Day Tour to Samaria Gorge

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Pull on your walking shoes for a full-day Samaria Gorge hike in Crete. Traveling by air-conditioned coach, head into Crete’s White Mountains to the entrance to the spectacular gorge, one of Europe’s longest. Ogle the awe-inspiring views as you hike down into, and along, the gorge floor past streams, wild goats, deserted settlements and steep cliffs. Walk at your own pace and finish your Samaria Gorge hike at the beachside village of Aghios Roumeli. Ride a boat from here back to your coach for your return journey.
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  • 16 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$87.98
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Samaria Gorge Tour from Chania - The Longest Gorge in Europe

Samaria Gorge Tour from Chania - The Longest Gorge in Europe

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With traditional villages and plenty of warm Mediterranean sunshine, the Samaria Gorge is the longest of its kind in Europe—but it’s also a challenging and rewarding hike, considered by many to be among the toughest in Crete. This adventurous full-day combination bus and hiking tour from Chania takes you deep into the gorge itself, where large boulders lie beneath soaring limestone cliffs. Follow a 10-mile (16-km) route though the Samaria Gorge and experience the best of the Crete countryside with a guide.
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  • 14 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$408.42
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Full Day Samaria Gorge 10-Mile Walking Tour

Full Day Samaria Gorge 10-Mile Walking Tour

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With its sheer walls and tight passageways, the Samaria Gorge is one of Crete’s most striking natural wonders. With this tour, all the logistics are taken care of so all you need do is complete the challenging 10-mile (18-kilometer) hike. Set off from Chania in early morning and arrive at the trailhead ahead of the crowds. After the guided hike, board a boat back to Chora Sfakion, then a bus back to Chania.
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  • 14 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$49.51
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Samaria the Lazy Way

Samaria the Lazy Way

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If you don’t wish to cross the whole of the gorge, you are able to follow an easier itinerary. For starters, you follow the same itinerary as the rest of the group until Ksyloskalo and you get to see the entrance to the gorge. You then return to the bus and continue to Sougia, where from you take the ferry to Agia Roumeli. After you reach Agia Roumeli you can walk for as long as you like, until the doors located 2 kilometers further in on the trail, after you have, of course, paid the 5€ entrance fee, or you can stay in Agia Roumeli, swim and later depart with the rest of the party, taking the same ferry back.
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  • 11 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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Walk through Samaria Gorge

Walk through Samaria Gorge

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Join an escorted tour, enjoying a morning bus trip towards the west Crete, followed by a stop to Omalos plateau. Begin your walk with the group into Samaria gorge and enjoy its unique morphology on your way to the longest gorge hike in Europe. Reach Agia Roumeli south coast, where your sailing trip will bring you to Sfakia.
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  • 15 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$59.41
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Exploring Samaria Gorge

Exploring Samaria Gorge

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Samaria Gorge is a unique place in Europe. It is 16 km long. Extraordinary rock formations, Indigenous rare plants, flower and bird species, Rough downward ground, Impressive and primitive view, Exquisite landscape that has been under no human intervention, Unique sensation of awe and infinite wonder for the untouched grandeur will always be engraved on our memory.
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  • 16 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$58.17
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Samaria Day Tour from Rethimno & Chania

Samaria Day Tour from Rethimno & Chania

Spend a day hiking the Samaria Gorge with a professional guide. Choose a longer hike (6.5–7 hours) or the slightly easier way (4.5–5 hours). Either route provides great views of the gorge, which is one of the longest in Europe. After the hike, enjoy a swim in the Libyan Sea and lunch at a local taverna.
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  • 12 hours
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$38.00
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Sailing trip with SailingSouthCrete

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Sailing trip with SailingSouthCrete

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Our daily sailing trip in the crystal clear waters of southern Crete is far from the crowds and noise, you will be wondering why we are totally alone wherever we go.
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  • 7 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$699.16
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$863.18
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$863.18
$164.02 savings
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Samaria Gorge Hiking from Chania

Samaria Gorge Hiking from Chania

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There is no better way to experience the real side of Crete, than to traverse the island's unspoiled soil, swim in its crystal waters and stroll down its traditional villages. This hiking tour of the Samaria Gorge will give you the opportunity to do all 3 and at your own pace. Early in the morning, you will be picked up from designated spots around Chania via a luxurious bus and reach the starting point of your tour in Omalos Plateau around 7 am. Shadowed by the adjacent White Mountains and with plenty of drinking water to be found along the way in many natural springs, this self-paced hike will create unique memories for every traveler. Behind your group, there will always be a hiking escort to ensure everyone's safety and provide assistance if needed. At around 17:00 you will start your trip back to the place where you were picked up from.
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  • 16 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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Full-Day Beginner's Hiking Route Tour to Samaria Gorge

Full-Day Beginner's Hiking Route Tour to Samaria Gorge

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If you are tired of walking but want photos for you Insta-followers, If you do not I feel like walking today but want to admire the terrific natural environment. If you want to live a superior experience without getting tired, then this excursion is made for you! We will arrive around 7 o’clock in the morning and after breakfast, you will have the chance to photo-shoot the entrance of the gorge and admire the creation of nature. The hiking guide will give you all the necessary instructions and then he will enter the gorge with the rest of the group (you will meet again at Agia Roumeli). The driver will take you to the small village of Sougia where you embark on the boat to reach the village of Agia Roumeli which is the exit of the gorge of Samaria. You can walk until the exit of the gorge, to the “Iron Gates” or swim and have a lunch there until you meet with the rest of the group.
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  • 14 to 15 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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Samaria Gorge - Semi Private Hiking Day Trip from Chania, with max 8 onboard

Samaria Gorge - Semi Private Hiking Day Trip from Chania, with max 8 onboard

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Walk one of Europe’s longest canyons on this full-day hiking experience through the Samaria Gorge from Chania. With an experienced guide, hike the 10 miles (16 kilometers) through this breathtaking gorge, part of the Samaria national park in Crete’s White Mountains. Walk between towering cliffs, pass abandoned villages and absorb the awe-inspiring natural scenery and tranquility. Keep a steady pace during the 6-hour hike, sometimes over rocky terrain, and finish with time for a swim and lunch at Aghia Roumeli village. Numbers are limited for a more personalized, small-group experience.
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  • 13 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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SAMARIA from Malia-Heraklion

SAMARIA from Malia-Heraklion

Explore the most majestic gorge in Europe and get ready to live a unique experience. Follow the route of the ancient river Taras and discover the longest and hottest trek on Crete the SAMARIA GORGE
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  • 16 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$76.16
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Samaria Gorge Long Way from Chania in Crete

Samaria Gorge Long Way from Chania in Crete

The gorge of Samaria is the gem of the White Mountains; Hidden in the south part of the Chania district, it is the biggest gorge in Europe, covering an area of 18 kilometres in length. The gorge’s trail starts at Ksyloskalo (Omalos plateau, 1.227 meters altitude) and after following the river bed, it ends up at the littoral village of Agia Roumeli.
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  • 15 hours
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Luxury Jeep Safari - Private Tour

Luxury Jeep Safari - Private Tour

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Discover the Cretan landscape in style aboard this private jeep safari from Chania. Learn about the culture of Crete from your dedicated tour guide as you traverse the ‘White Mountains’ in your air-conditioned vehicle. Sample local delicacies such as olive oil, tea, and wine at a local winery, take in the views from the Samaria Gorge, and enjoy a delicious Cretan lunch over the course of the day.
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  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$179.46
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Samaria gorge hiking tour

Samaria gorge hiking tour

We will pick you up early in the morning. After a small stop to Xyloskalo we start hiking. You can walk with your pace, our guide will follow the last one of the group. At the end of the gorge we will have time to swim in the Lybian sea. Later we will take a boat to Sougia, where our airconditioned bus will drive you at the pick up point.
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  • 10 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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Full Day Herbs & Grapes Wine Tour

Full Day Herbs & Grapes Wine Tour

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Explore 3 amazing locations in a single day! A hidden herb garden with stunning views, a major natural attraction for a photo opp moment and explore a famous winery, which includes lunch, wine pairing and wine tasting. The tour’s first stop is an organic herb farm. Start by learning about the precious herbs of the land by a professional agronomist. Harvest mountain tea and botanicals to make your own tea blend! A short walk away is the picture-perfect entry point to Samaria Gorge, Take in the stunning panoramic views and snap some photos. After identifying aromas and tastes of herbs it is time to discover their influence in the wine. The next stop is the famous Manousakis winery to enjoy a wine and lunch pairing in their lush gardens. The produce is farm to table and the winery makes some of Crete's more famous wines from indigenous and international grapes organically grown in the Manousakis vineyards.
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  • 5 to 6 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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Samaria Lazy Way from Chania in Crete

Samaria Lazy Way from Chania in Crete

Pick up from your hotel or a place nearby. After approximately 1.5-hour drive through a beautiful landscape, we reach the picturesque village of Sougia. From there we continue our journey with the boat following the coastline to the village of Agia Roumeli!
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  • 13 hours
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Samaria Gorge: Α Trip Into the History of Earth Full Day Tour

Samaria Gorge: Α Trip Into the History of Earth Full Day Tour

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Samaria gorge is a National Park with unique flora and fauna, in the heart of the Lefka Ori mountains. It is by far the best hike in Crete, and probably one of the best in Europe. It is listed as a protected UNESCO Biosphere reserve. Samaria gorge is a 16km downhill hike between mountains and a forest, with a river flowing and organized resting places! For an average hiker it takes 6 hours to cross it and there is no food or any other shop available inside. The tour starts early in the morning to take advantage of the shadow in the gorge until noon, but by which time most visitors have already reached the sea! At the end of the hike we rest at Agia Roumeli, a village with few restaurants and beach, before returning by boat to Sougia, and then by bus and car to Chania. It's necessary to wear at least good sports shoes, take a hat and sunscreen. There is plenty of drinkable water inside. The hike is breathtaking, ideal for nature lovers and wildlife watchers.
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  • 14 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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Samaria Gorge Hiking Day Tour From Rethymno

Samaria Gorge Hiking Day Tour From Rethymno

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There is no better way to experience the real side of Crete, than to traverse the island's unspoiled soil, swim in its crystal waters and stroll down its traditional villages. This hiking tour of the Samaria Gorge will give you the opportunity to do all 3 and in your own pace. Samaria Gorge is one of the most scenic national parks in Europe, this gorge stretches more than 10 miles to the south coastal region and offers many hiking trails. If you search for unique hiking experience in Crete the Samaria is the place!
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  • 14 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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Samaria Gorge Long Way from Chania in Crete

Samaria Gorge Long Way from Chania in Crete

The gorge of Samaria is the gem of the White Mountains; Hidden in the south part of the Chania district, it is the biggest gorge in Europe, covering an area of 18 kilometres in length. The gorge’s trail starts at Ksyloskalo (Omalos plateau, 1.227 meters altitude) and after following the river bed, it ends up at the littoral village of Agia Roumeli.
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  • 15 hours
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$44.43
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Samaria Gorge Walk: full day incl Lunch from area Hersonissos

Samaria Gorge Walk: full day incl Lunch from area Hersonissos

The 18 km hike starts in Xyloskalo. You will discover a wide variety of fauna and flora, much of which is unique and found exclusively on this island, and you see the Kri-Kri, the wild Cretan goat. The ever-changing view and the wonderful scent of pinewood and Cretan Herbs make this walk, which is rocky at some points, a wonderful experience and make all the effort worthwhile. The isolated, deserted village of Samaria makes the ideal place for a rest before you continue to the 'Iron Gates', the point where the canyon walls are so close that they almost touch each other. Enjoy the fantastic rock formations and take advantage of this unique chance to taste the fresh , cold spring water. The walk ends at the small fishing village of Ayia Roumeli, with plenty of tavernas for you to enjoy a tasty meal and that well-earned drink. Relax on the beach and cool off in the turquoise waters of the Libyan Sea.
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  • 12 to 18 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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Samaria Gorge Lazy Way from Chania in Crete

Samaria Gorge Lazy Way from Chania in Crete

Pick up from your hotel or a place nearby. After approximately 1.5-hour drive through a beautiful landscape, we reach the picturesque village of Sougia. From there we continue our journey with the boat following the coastline to the village of Agia Roumeli!
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  • 13 hours
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Private Roundtrip Transfer from Chania to Samaria Gorge Park

Private Roundtrip Transfer from Chania to Samaria Gorge Park

A true miracle that any nature lover must experience. Samaria Gorge is the longest gorge in Europe, measuring 16 km, giving you the opportunity to meet rare structures and species of the Cretan flora and fauna like the unique goat species named Kri-Kri that one can only find in Crete. Through a beautiful route among small traditional mountainous villages you reach Xyloskalo in the plateau of Omalos, the northern entrance of the gorge at an altitude of 1,250 m. As you keep walking you will pass from the “Sideroportes” (Iron doors) the narrowest point of Samaria, ending at the shores of the Libyan Sea in Agia Roumeli where you can definitely rest, eat and swim. It is exactly what you need! Apart from this, during your hike there are a lot of interesting historical points like the temple of Apollo, giving you a great combination of nature and Greek History.
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  • 14 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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Royalty Samaria Gorge Excursion

Royalty Samaria Gorge Excursion

No visit, no vacation to Crete is complete without crossing the Samaria Gorge. Samaria Gorge was acknowledged in 2010 as one of the wildest, most virgin and unique natural parks in the world and was included in the World Network of Biosphere Reserves (WNBR) of UNESCO. Highlights of Samaria Gorge hiking Extraordinary rock formations, Indigenous rare plants, flower and bird species, Rough downward ground, Impressive and primitive view, Exquisite landscape that has been under no human intervention, Unique sensation of awe and infinite wonder for the untouched grandeur will always be engraved on our memory.
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  • 14 hours
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We recommend booking e-tickets ahead of time to secure your spot since Samaria Gorge can get crowded. If you book with Viator, you can cancel at least 24 hours before the start date of your tour for a full refund. See all 29 Samaria Gorge tickets and tours on Viator.
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Currently, an entrance ticket to Samaria Gorge costs USD 38.00. Guided Samaria Gorge tours start around USD 38.00 per person. See all 29 Samaria Gorge tickets and tours on Viator.
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