From Heraklion: Samaria Gorge & Agia Roumeli Hiking Day Trip

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Activity provider: Cretan Odyssey

From Heraklion: Samaria Gorge & Agia Roumeli Hiking Day Trip

Activity provider: Cretan Odyssey
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From US$ 52.76 per person

Experience the beauty of the Samaria Gorge on a hiking day trip from Malia and Heraklion. Enjoy breathtaking views as you hike through the wilderness and relax at the village of Agia Roumeli.

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Duration 14 hours
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  • Spend a day inSamaria Gorge on a challenging trek
  • Enjoy the stunning natural beauty on the drive to the White Mountains
  • Visit the village of Agia Roumeli and rest at a local restaurant after the long trek
  • Swim at the beach of Agia Roumeli and admire the view of a pure Mediterranean place
Full description
Morning Pick up: We will start collecting participants from pick-up points in the morning. Depending on the place of your hotel/apartment the bus drive will differ. Bus Drive to Omalos: 3 hours *There will be a short stop on the way for restroom and snack – 20 minutes 1ststop: The plateau of Omalos Our stop before entering the gorge to make sure we are fully equipped or get some last suppliesbefore the trekking starts. 2nd Stop: Samaria gorge – 4.5 – 5 hours The impressive gorge, the longest in Europe, will give you many beautiful views of the surrounding White mountains, the small river that runs through the gorge and the Cretan wild goats kri-kri are some things that will leave our participants speechless during this unforgettable journey in Cretan nature. It's18km long and takes around 4,5hours to walk, always escorted by experienced tour guide. Walking for 4-5 hours 3rd stop: AgiaRoumeli At the exit of the gorge by the Libyan Sea is the village of AgiaRoumeli. A beautiful isolated village lying between the huge rocks of Samaria gorge and the Libyan Sea. There will be enough time for clients to enjoy a relaxing and refreshing swim at the beach and have some lunch at one of the local small taverns. Later on, we will embark the boat which will take us back to Chora Sfakion for our way back to our resorts. Boat trip: 1 hour 5th stop: ChoraSfakion Arrival at the village, embarkation in the buses and return to the resorts. End of the tour – Arrival at resorts: Embarkation in the buses and drive back to the hotels where we gathered participants in the morning. Depending on traffic and on the pick-up places of each one, the time of journey back to the hotel will differ. Return Bus Drive to Heraklion: 3 hours *There will be a short stop on the way back for restroom and snack – 20 minutes
  • Transportation in Air-Conditioned bus
  • Professional Driver
  • Tour Guide during the trek
  • Boat ticket from AgiaRoumeli to Sfakia
  • Entrance in Samaria Gorge 5€
  • Lunch or Snacks/Drinks
  • Boat ticket from AgiaRoumeli to Sfakia 11€
Not suitable for
  • Pregnant women
  • People with back problems
  • People with heart problems

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Important information

What to bring

  • Sunglasses
  • Hat
  • Swimwear
  • Towel
  • Hiking shoes
  • Sunscreen
  • Water

Know before you go

  • We offer pick-up from various points such us hotels and bus stops.
  • As soon as you complete the booking, please send us the name of your hotel and we will contact you in order to let you know the exact place and time of the Pick-up which is closer to your place of staying.
Customer reviews

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4.8 /5

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There will be enough breaks on the way there and back. As mentioned here several times, the hike should not be underestimated, but we, as inexperienced hikers, managed it. Dare yourself! Would do this trip at the end of your vacation though. Since running is difficult for the two days afterwards :D You can definitely look forward to beautiful nature and a great view.

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June 16, 2022

AMAZING! Don’t think, just book it and thank me later! This hike was pretty long and difficult, especially in the heat, but totally worth it! The gorge is absolutely breathtaking and the swim at the end is the cherry on top! And the tour is 100% worth it compared to just doing it on your own because of the long drives and ferry rides.

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June 7, 2022

A demanding but impressive hike, where you can not only enjoy the great surroundings, but also learn to surpass yourself. A good basic level of fitness, hiking sticks and hiking boots are definitely recommended.

May 27, 2022

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