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Samaria Gorge Trek: Full-Day Excursion from Chania

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Stalos, Greece
Samaria Gorge Trek: Full-Day Excursion from Chania
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Safety measures
icon12 hours  (Approx.)
Pickup from select hotels
Mobile ticket
iconOffered in: English and 1 more
Good for avoiding crowds

Overview

The Samaria Gorge is one of Europe’s longest gorges. Traverse it in safety with a professional mountain guide on this small-group door-to-door tour. Your hike begins in Omalos, as you follow the path of an ancient river through rugged mountain landscapes. Finish in Agia Roumeli then board a boat to Sfakia, where the bus will return you home. Please note: Boat tickets and gorge admission are at your own expense.
  • Hike the Samaria Gorge with an experienced mountain guide
  • Ensure personal attention in a group no larger than 15
  • Take it easy with door-to-door round-trip transfers
  • Enjoy free time in Agia Roumeli to shop and eat lunch
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Hotel pick-up and drop off (at Perivolia, Halepa, Akrotiri, Halidon Street Alpha Bank, Chania center, Kladissos, Nea Chora, Agioi Apostoloi, Xrysi Akti, Daratso, Galatas, Kalamaki, Stalos, Agia Marina, Platanias, Gerani, Kontomari, Pyrgos, Psyionfrou, Maleme, Tavronitis, Kolymvari, Minothiana, Paraniana and Kamisiana)
Air-conditioned vehicle
Professional guide
Admission to Samaria (€5)
Boat ticket (€11)
Food and drinks
Personal expenses

Departure Point

Traveler pickup is offered
Hotel pick-up and drop off (Perivolia, Halepa, Akrotiri, Halidon Street Alpha Bank, Chania center, Kladissos, Nea Chora, Agioi Apostoloi, Xrysi Akti, Daratso, Galatas, Kalamaki, Stalos, Agia Marina, Platanias, Gerani, Kontomari, Pyrgos, Psyionfrou, Maleme, Tavronitis, Kolymvari, Minothiana, Paraniana and Kamisiana).

Departure Time

5:00 AM
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Comfortable shoes
  • At the time of booking please mention your hotel name and location. You will be notified by email about the pickup point and time
  • Pickup begins up to 90 minutes before tour starts and is done from central meeting points near the hotels, only in the areas of Perivolia, Halepa, Akrotiri, Halidon Street Alpha Bank, Chania center, Kladissos, Nea Chora, Agioi Apostoloi, Xrysi Akti, Daratso, Galatas, Kalamaki, Stalos, Agia Marina, Platanias, Gerani, Kontomari, Pyrgos, Psyionfrou, Maleme, Tavronitis, Kolymvari, Minothiana, Paraniana and Kamisiana
  • The 5 to 6-hour trek is challenging. You must have good trekking shoes or at least a sturdy pair of trainers
  • This trek is not recommended for children under the age of 6, pregnant women or anyone with health problems
  • Swimming suits
  • Not recommended for travelers with back problems
  • Not recommended for pregnant travelers
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 15 travelers
  • OPERATED BY PLATANOS TOURS

For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.

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The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
Q:
What is the policy on face masks and attendee health during Samaria Gorge Trek: Full-Day Excursion from Chania?
A:
The policies on face masks and attendee health are:

  • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
See all safety measures taken by Samaria Gorge Trek: Full-Day Excursion from Chania.
Q:
What is the policy on sanitization during Samaria Gorge Trek: Full-Day Excursion from Chania?
A:
The policies on sanitization are:

  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
See all safety measures taken by Samaria Gorge Trek: Full-Day Excursion from Chania.
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What measures are being taken to ensure staff health & safety during Samaria Gorge Trek: Full-Day Excursion from Chania?
A:
The policies on staff health & safety are:

  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
See all safety measures taken by Samaria Gorge Trek: Full-Day Excursion from Chania.

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  • "This is an exhausting but well worth trip :-) pick up before 6am followed by a 16km hike through the longest gorge in Europe!" See review

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star-3
Good but could have been better
Markus
, Jun 2021
A beautiful enviorment with a nice town in the end. Good information about times but… I think the guide could have been better. Ex. Almoust all the way home, 1,5-2 hour was the guide talking to the bus driver instead of giving us information. He could have given information about the track, the town that once was in the Mountain, who lived there and why on a place like that. Maybe things to not miss like the cematary. . The ”man and the cave” what was that? About the town in the end of the tour. About the Crete island, history, good things to do, about the houses that wasnt finished. Good dishes that we must try and so on. Things that belongs to the hiking on the way up, plenty of times that way to. There was a lot of information about how important hiking-/tracking shoes was. Me and my wife walked the tour on 3,5 hours, and I did it in a converse without any problem at all. So to everyone, dont worry about shoes. Maybe not flipflop, but except for that…
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star-5
Amazing!
Caroline_R
, Sep 2020
This is an exhausting but well worth trip :-) pick up before 6am followed by a 16km hike through the longest gorge in Europe! We then had plenty of time to chill at the beach after the hike (depending how long it takes you to complete) and then took the boat back to another village and finally bus back to our hotels. Our guide Thomas is really friendly and knowledgeable. I highly recommend this tour!
icon Response from Host , Sep 2020
Hello carolin thanks for the good review!!
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star-5
the biggest gorge in eyrope fantastc experience the guide was perfect new bus airco and platanos tours was very good
pinelopi_l
, Aug 2020
the biggest gorge in eyrope fantastc experience the guide was perfect new bus airco and platanos tours was very good
icon Response from Host , Sep 2020
hello pinelopi thanks fro the nice review!
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star-5
Great views, worth the pain
John G
, Sep 2019
Thomas, our guide, was great! He was very informative and descriptive in telling us about the trek. I don't know how much he gets paid to do this all the time, but it's not enough. The bus drivers are very skilled, to maneuver those curves up and back. The hike takes a lot of determination and fortitude. My wife and I are both around 60 and not in the best shape, so it was very helpful that Thomas gave everyone times to be at each checkpoint as milestones. We were one of the slowest in our group but we hit every time check. We averaged about 27 minutes per km. The views are beautiful the the whole hike is difficult, not just the first few kilometers. Overall this 14 hour day is exhausting and will test your mettle but you will be very proud of the accomplishment.
icon Response from Host , Oct 2019
Thank you so much for your kind words. We really appreciate you taking the time out to share your experience with us.
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