Long Way Samaria Gorge Day Tour from Chania
From the 1-st of May, 2023
Hike in the Samariá Gorge on a day trip from Chania. See the rich flora and fauna of Europe's longest gorge. Encounter the Cretan "kri-kri" goat. End with time for a swim in the crystal-clear sea and lunch at a taverna in Agia Roumeli.
- Hike through the the longest gorge in Europe (11 miles) lies at 4000 ft
- Visit the village of Agia Roumeli
- Enjoy swimming in Libyan sea
- Pick-up and drop-off at Chania area
- Transportation by bus
- Entrance Fee: 5 euro
- Boat Ticket: 10 euro
Please note: The pick up starts from the area of Kolymbari and ends at Halepa's area. We pick up and drop off the customers close to their hotel. This walk is NOT recommended for children under the age of 6, pregnant women and people with health problems!
No holiday in Crete is complete without a trip through the 2 nd longest gorge in Europe, the Gorge of Samaria. It is the longest and most imposing ravine in the Mediterranean. It is 16.5 kilometers in length from the position of Xyloskalo and terminates at Agia Roumeli in the Libyan Sea. We will arrive around 7 o'clock in the morning 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. Afterwards you will reach Portes or Iron Gates, the narrowest pass of the gorge. The hike ends at Agia Roumeli.
05:20‐06:10 Pick up
07:30 First stop Omalos Plateau.
08:00 Begin hike Xyloskalo (1.200 m)
14:00 End hike at Agia Roumeli Village (it depends on how fast you walk) Free time to eat & drink and to swim.
16:30 Meet your guide at Agia Roumeli and get the ferry-boat tickets to Sougia.
17:00-17:30 Departure from Agia Roumeli to Sougia 18:30 Arrival to Sougia
20:00‐20:30 Arrival at your Hotel