Join this unique hiking day tour and discover one of the most impressive ravines in the whole Europe! The enormous, rugged landscape of Samaria Gorge!
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 you normally need 5-6 hours to reach the south coast.
Arrive at the plateau of Omalos 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 fishing village of Agia Roumeli right at the Libyan Sea. You have the opportunity of a refreshing swim and a good meal in one of the local restaurants. From there, take the boat for Chora Sfakion or Sougia and then return by coach.
- Transportation by luxury bus
- Pick up/drop off service
- Expert escort
- Entrance fees (5 Euro p/p)
- Meal at the village of Agia Roumeli
- Boat tickets for the returning boat (11 Euro p/p)
- Personal expenses
- Gratuites (optional)
Complimentary pick up service is provided from hotels (from 04:15 to 06:00, depending the area) located in the suburbs of Heraklion city but not from Heraklion city centre. Please advise your hotel upon booking. Valid bookings are those that have been placed at least one day prior the tour (until 16:00). Child price is valid for children from 2 to 12 years old.
For a comfortable crossing of the gorge, we suggest you to use comfortable walking shoes or boots that will keep your feet steady. The tour is not suitable for guests with knee or heart problems.