Private Tour of Samaria Gorge

Private Tour of Samaria Gorge

Explore the National Park of Samaria with an expert

ACTIVE PERIOD
May - October
DIFFICULTY LEVEL
4
DURATION
12 hours
MINIMUM PARTICIPANTS
4
Private Tour of Samaria Gorge
Price from €92
PRICE FROM € 92 - DECLARE INTEREST

Overview

The Samaria National Park, located in the White Mountains of Crete, holds significant recognition as it is included in UNESCO's "Biosphere Reserves" list and is also part of the European Path E4. Boasting the title of the largest gorge in Greece and the second largest in all of Europe, it stands as an impressive natural wonder.

Each year, the park draws in large crowds of visitors, with its opening season commencing in May and running until the end of October. The main attraction is the 16 km long trail that begins from the top of the gorge and meanders through towering cliffs, offering great views and showcasing the unique Cretan flora and fauna. This scenic path culminates at the Libyan Sea in the charming town of Agia Roumeli.

Of particular interest is the narrowest and most awe-inspiring section of the gorge, aptly named "The Gates," where the gorge's width narrows down to a mere 3 meters. 

Our exciting journey begins in the lobby of your hotel, where we will meet you and set off on a wonderful route leading to the Omalos plateau. The route itself is a sight to behold, as we pass through lush green slopes and fragrant orange groves.

To ensure your safety and enhance your experience, we have an experienced mountain guide accompanying you throughout the hike. They are well-versed in the local flora and fauna, and they are eager to share their knowledge with you as you traverse the captivating landscapes, fully enjoying the hike at your own pace.

The hike eventually leads us to the end of the awe-inspiring Samaria Gorge, where the picturesque town of Agia Roumeli awaits. Here, you will have some free time to relax. You can choose to take a refreshing swim in the inviting waters or opt for a delightful lunch (optional) to savor local delicacies. At 17:30, the ferry will take you to either Sougia or Sfakia, where our driver will drop you off at your hotel.

Meeting time
06.00 a.m.
End of activity time
07.00 p.m.
Meeting point
Your hotel lobby

Highlights

  • Learn about the flora and fauna of the White Mountains

  • The old village of Samaria

  • The refreshing and restorative dip in Agia Roumeli

DISTANCE
16 km
SUN EXPOSURE
50%
ALTITUDE
1230m.
ASCEND
580m - 310m - 170m to sea level
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General Info

DURATION
12 hours
ACTIVE PERIOD
May - October
PRICE

92€/person for 7-8 participants

105€/person for 5-6 participants

138€/person for 4 participants

Participation requirements

  • Minimum age 12 years old with previous hike experience
  • Basic physical condition .
  • Lack of acrophobia

Tour inclusions

  • English speaking Trekking Hellas Guide
  • First aid kits and other necessary equipment
  • Entrance fee (5 euros)
  • Ferry ticket (13 euros)
  • Hotel pick up / drop off (within 5km from city center)
  • Snack
  • Liability insurance

Tour Exclusions

  • What is not mentioned above

Equipment

  • Obligatory light hiking shoes or hiking boots
  • Second pair of socks
  • Second pair of shoes that will get wet
  • Energy snack
  • Towel
  • Swimming suit or second pair of underwear
  • Small backpack
  • Comfortable clothes (preferably quick-drying material: cotton or polycotton not denim)
  • Hat
  • Sunglasses,  sunblock
  • Your own personal water bottle. As part of our environmental policy and actions, we are committed to eliminating the use of plastic water bottles.
  • Hiking poles (optional)

Agency

Trekking Hellas Chania

Crete

Phone: (+30) 693 699 2700

Natasha Balta (+30) 6936 992700

Email: chania@trekking.gr

Address:

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