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Samaria Gorge Small-Group Hiking Day Trip from Chania provided by Taste of Crete - Market to Table

Samaria Gorge Small-Group Hiking Day Trip from Chania

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US$ 105.05
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    Samaria Gorge National Park
    Stop: 6 hours - Admission excluded
    The tour includes the hike through the gorge of Samaria, from its starting point in Xyloskalo by the White Mountains to the coastal village of Agia Roumeli in the South coast. Important note : The hike is 16km long and strenuous, on a mainly stoney terrain, which makes the tour suitable only for guests that are fit, exercise regularly and have some experience in walking long distances. Other than that, good knees - because of the steep downhill - and suitable shoes are the most important factors in order to enjoy the day. It does not have to be hiking boots, as long as they are solid with a reasonable grip, rubber soles, preferably with a good ankle support too All participants are required to read and sign an assumption of risk waiver, acknowledging the inherent risk involved in the hiking tour before the tour begins.
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Departure Point
Talos Square, Theotokopoulou 63, Chania 731 31, Greece Kriti Hotel, Nikiforou Foka 10, Str 731 00, Greece
Return Details
Returns to original departure point
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Local guide
  • Food and drinks
  • Entrance fee to the Gorge and one-way ferry ticket to Agia Roumeli (17 euros per person) payable directly to the guide in cash on the day of the tour
  • Gratuities
  • Entry/Admission - Samaria Gorge National Park
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • As the trail is long and strenuous the activity is only suitable for participants that are in very good physical condition and health, are fit and exercise regularly and are familiar with long hikes
  • Please bring your own snacks and water with you to keep up with the hike until the lunch stop
  • Minimum age is 10 years
  • The entrance fee to the Gorge and one-way ferry ticket to Agia Roumeli (17 euros per person) payable directly to the guide in cash on the day of the tour
  • Not recommended for travellers with back problems
  • Not recommended for pregnant travellers
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Travellers should have a strong physical fitness level
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s cancelled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travellers. If it’s cancelled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 12 travellers
Cancellation Policy
All sales are final and incur 100% cancellation penalties.
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Carl wrote a review Sep 2019
Brooklyn, New York26 contributions7 helpful votes
I knew I wanted to hike the Samara Gorge while in Crete. And after reading up on it I was confident I could make it their on my own, but I wasn't sure about navigating the ferry and bus to get back to Chania. So I elected to sign up for this tour mainly for transport, and it
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stephentK1887EE wrote a review Dec 2018
Aberdeen, United Kingdom45 contributions15 helpful votes
This trip saved our holiday, as the weather generally wasn't good, but on the day of the gorge walk, it was perfect. Great guide and well organised trip. The walking was exactly as we expected and luckily we took the correct foot ware (others didn't), as some sections were
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Date of experience: October 2018
Brian H wrote a review Aug 2018
Noerre Alslev, Denmark3 contributions5 helpful votes
What a wonderful hiking trip, the most amazing scenery and though it is long, not too difficult or hard (almost purely goes downhill)... but expect your feed and legs to be spent in the end 🙂 Our guide, Linda (Diktynna Travel), was the best guide I've had on any trip so far.
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sivandana96 wrote a review Jun 2018
New York City, New York113 contributions34 helpful votes
We found this tour on the internet and decided to go with it. First of all, the hike is a ton of fun, although it is a difficult and long walk, it is gorgeous and worth it! Secondly, our tour guide, Sonya, was amazing. She was respectful of those in our group who could not walk
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Date of experience: June 2018
Lidija P wrote a review Jun 2018
Gothenburg, Sweden9 contributions3 helpful votes
Excellent hike, downhill snd lots of rocks/stones but very doable - intermediate at most. The beach at the bottom is beautiful
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Date of experience: May 2018
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