Are you a good hiker and like to walk? Join this hiking tour and discover one of the most impressive ravines in the whole Europe! The enormous, rugged landscape of the Samaria Gorge! Choose between the normal route and the easy pace route and live a unique experience!
The Passage of Samaria Gorge is a fascinating experience. The hiker is confronted with nature and wild beauty. The length is 18 km. Mother Nature has cut its way through the bulky limestone masses that tower up from 200 to 2.000 m. The wideness of the ravine varies from 300 to 4 metres. Leisurely walking (Normal Samaria Route) you normally need 5 hours to reach the south coast.
Normal Samaria Route:
Tour starts from the North Coast, Chania. Arrive at the plateau of Omalos around 07:30 at an altitude of 1000 m. on the White Mountains where the adventure begins. The hike tour starts quite steeply down the ravine over rocks and stones through a forest with cool springs at shady resting sites. If you are lucky you might spot a “Kri-Kri” the wild mountain goat. At the end of the hike you reach the small fisher village of Agia Roumeli right at the Libyan Sea. From there take the boat for Sougia and then return by coach. Arrival back to Chania around 20:30.
Easy Pace Route:
Tour starts from the North Coast, Chania and at 07:30 there is a sort stop at Omalos where you will have free time for breakfast and take some pictures. Departure from Omalos to Sougia where you will take the boat to Agia Roumeli. Upon arrival at Agia Roumeli begin your hiking experience and walk into the gorge up to the Iron Gates where you will have free time for swimming and lunch. Around 17:30 take the boat for Sougia and then return by coach. Arrival back to Chania around 20:30.
- Transportation by luxury bus
- Expert escort
- Pick up/drop off service
- Free WiFi on coaches
- Entrance fees
- Meal at the village of Agia Roumeli
- Boat tickets for the returning boat
- Personal expenses
- Gratuites (optional)
Entrance fees: Entrance fees and boat tickets should be paid on the bus in cash as following: Normal Route: 5 Euro per adult (Free up to 14,99 yrs) and 10 Euro per adult (Up to 11,99 yrs: 5,50 €). Easy Route: 5 Euro per adult (Free up to 14,99 yrs) and 15 Euro per adult (Up to 11,99 yrs: 11 €).
The trip is not recommended for any person, with a history of knee problems, high blood pressure, cardiac and pulmonary problems, for pregnant women and for anybody who suffers from vertigo/fear of heights. Complimentary pick up service from 05:20 to 06:10 am is provided from hotels located in the suburbs of Chania (Kolimbari, Tavronitis, Maleme, Gerani, Platanias, Ag Marina, Stalos, Kalamaki, Ag Apostoli, Halepa) and from Chania town. Please advise your hotel upon booking.