Samaria Gorge

€56

Samaria Gorge is the longest gorge in Europe with 18 km length. Located in the prefecture of Chania , the White Mountains , is one of the most appealing attractions of Crete .

  • Day
Mon,Wed,Sat
  • Prices
56,00E
  • Pick up
Hotel (heraklion-Lassithi Esta
  • Departure
5:15
  • Return time
HERSONISOS 23:00 HERAKLION 22
  • Language
GB. G, FR
  • Discount for children 5-12
50%
  • For children 0-4
Free
  • General Info
Entrance 5.00 €-Boat ticket 11
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Samaria Gorge is the longest gorge in Europe with 18 km
length. Located in the prefecture of Chania , the White Mountains , is one of the most appealing attractions of Crete . The gorge begins Xyloskalo (altitude 1227 m ) plateau Omalou and ends in southern Crete , Agia Roumeli .

You will find that the flora and fauna of the National Park of Samaria is very rich and is protected by international conventions . It is estimated that there are about 450 unique plant species . Is there a law that forbids to remove anything from the gorge , even if it is a flower , and this in order to protect the ecosystem of Samaria .

In the gorge can admire the giant pines and cypresses , and generally beauty of forests . Also , it is very likely to be encountered by hikers in the middle of the gorge the famous wild goats of Crete or otherwise called the ” ibex ” .

There are several places in the canyon , many toilets and taps for guest convenience . After exiting the National Park , is again check the tickets to ensure that no visitor is not trapped in the canyon for any reason .

The total journey time is calculated at around 4-8 hours. The average is about 6 hours. After exiting the canyon meets Agia Roumeli where you can swim in the Libyan Sea.
The entrance to Samaria permitted for reasons of weather conditions from May to end of October .

Pick up Hotel
Day Mon,Wed,Sat
Entrance 5.00 €
Boat ticket 11.00 €
LANGUAGE GB. G, FR
Discount for children 5-12 50%
For children 0-4 Free
Departure 5:15
RETURN TIMES:HERSONISOS 23:00
RETURN TIMES:HERAKLION 22:00
RETURN TIMES:AGIOS NICOLAOS

23:30

ITINERARY:

  • First stop at SKALETA (just before Rethymnon) for a breakfast break (not included in price).

  • The last stop before the gorge will be at the small habitat of OMALOS.

  • The walk begins at the Wooden Stairs and takes approximately h hours and is 18 kms long, the largest gorge in Europe.

  • It is essential to wear sport shoes or walking boots. Every two kilometers there is a well with running water and toilets. Smoking inside the gorge is NOT allowed. In the gorge are wild flowers and plants that can only be found in Samaria. Wild orchids can also be seen.

  • We will also pass through the old hamlet of Samaria where the wild Cretan goat the Kri Kri can be seen. A small river runs through the gorge with micro life that is essential to the nature of the gorge.

  • At the end of the walk we reach AGIA ROUMELI on the south coast where we can eat at the taverna there and also swim in the cool Libyan sea.

  • The departure time for the boat to SFAKIA from AGIA ROUMELI will be given by the guide before or during the walk.

  • The sailing time from AGIA ROUMELI to SFAKIA is 1 hour.

  • On the return the final comfort stop will be at SKALETA for coffee (not included in price) before arriving at the resorts.

IMPORTANT NOTES:

  1. CLIENTS HAVE TO GO PREPARED WITH CORRECT FOOTWEAR AND CLOTHING.

  2. NOT FOR THE FAINT-HEARTED OR THE UNFIT.

  3. THIS IS A DAY OF STUNNING VIEWS AND UNFORGETTABLE MOMENTS.

  4. EXTRA BOAT TICKET 11 EURO AND ENTRANCE 5 EURO.

  5. IF CLIENTS HAVE HALF BOARD AT HOTEL SUGGEST TO ASKE FOR LUNCH BASKET THEY CAN HAVE WITH THEM.

  6. Pick Up Location: state of Heraklion
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RETURN TIMES: HERAKLION-22:00

HERSONISOS-23:00

AGIOS NICOLAOS-23:30

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Ag. Ioannou & Platonos Stalida P. Chersinisou Crete Creece

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