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Samaria Gorge National Park

Old National Road Chanion-Kissamou | Lefka Ori (White Mountains), Sfakia, Crete 730 05, Greece
+30 2821 045570
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US$ 76.73*
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Full Day Tour to Samaria Gorge
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Samaria Gorge Tour from Chania - The Longest Gorge in Europe
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Believed to be one of the most scenic national parks in Europe, this gorge stretches more than 10 miles to the south coastal region and offers many hiking trails.
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Old National Road Chanion-Kissamou | Lefka Ori (White Mountains), Sfakia, Crete 730 05, Greece
+30 2821 045570
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

After quite some research we signed up for the hike through the Samaria Gorge at our hotel. We got picked up at 6am at the hotel in Chania and returned there at 8:30pm so be prepared for a long day! The bus transfers and the...More

Thank riikkaahr
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

we usually hike in the mountains. samaria gorges are beautiful but the hiking is very long and it requiers attention so difficult to look around and apreciate the nature. we made the hiking on a very hot weather,around 35 celsius. I strongly do not recommend...More

Thank Elena P
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

It's quiete a challenge and you would have to be motivate to go for hiking in Samaria gorge.. with distance of 17 kill and not the easiest road and you will have to be motivated and really excited about discovering the place.. it has a...More

Thank IgorBendas
Reviewed 2 days ago

This a very interesting but difficult 16km hike. The views and scenery are spectacular but it is hard to admire it as you are looking down at your feet for most of the walk (trying not to fall). The first few kilometers is a steep...More

Thank travellingkids1315
Reviewed 3 days ago

The hike is downhill for the 16km, and the change in scenery is amazing, especially the last 1/3 in the national park where you walk between cliffs. Definitely worth it! We did the trip by public bus from Chania (15 return bus + 12 boat...More

1  Thank Gabrie1234
Reviewed 3 days ago

If you travel and care about going on the tour you booked then do NOT use Viator. Viator cancelled our tour on the morning of the reservation. We requested Viator make alternate arrangements for a replacement tour and they refused. Viator's customer care is terrible....More

Thank Robert_98765
Reviewed 3 days ago

I had known about Samaria Gorge since our first visit to Crete in 2004 and had read a lot about it, however, we usually stayed in East Crete so did not plan the hike until this year. After a lot of reading up about the...More

2  Thank Homerj814
Reviewed 4 days ago

Samaria Gorge has been on our hiking bucket list for quite some time. It is 17 kilometers of sheer beauty as you hike down and then through the longest gorge in all of Europe. We signed up for a tour...all that means is you get...More

Thank busconi
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

The Samaria walking tour is a fantastic trip with variating nature. First half (before Samaria) is a beautiful mountain stairwalk with nice views. The second half is warm tour, with high steep mountains on each side of the gorge. Best trip at Crete

Thank Kristian W
Reviewed 5 days ago

As a local i have passed through this Gorge about 4 times. Total the distance is about 16 kilometers. You need sport shoes or boots. Do not wear sandals or etc. You will need sunscreen and hat of course. The earlier you wake up the...More

1  Thank Mixalis I
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26 June 2017|
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Response from Neechan82 | Reviewed this property |
Yes, you can drive to the start of the walk through the gorge; you can park your car there. After finishing the walk, you can take a boat back to Sougia, and then the bus that is waiting there to take you back to the start... More
Gerald W
19 June 2017|
Response from Gerald W |
The bus from Paleohora goes directly to Xyloskalo. I also posted this on the forum, thx for your help (unfortunately I can't post the link to the thread here).
18 June 2017|
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Response from Neechan82 | Reviewed this property |
Ow and don't forget to check whether the gorge is actually open! If the weather is/has been bad, it can be closed. I received the following phone number from the owner of the Kallergi hut (that is located one hour walking... More