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Samaria Gorge: Day Trip from Agia Pelagia, Heraklion & Malia

1. Samaria Gorge: Day Trip from Agia Pelagia, Heraklion & Malia

Stop to purchase a hearty breakfast in Rethymno on this full-day Samaria Gorge excursion. Begin your trek at Xiloskalo, where you'll enter the vast, 18-kilometer canyon. Hike along a path that follows the route of the ancient Taras River. Admire the caves that formed a natural shelter for the Cretans in war times and now are home to wild goats. See the abandoned village of Samaria before reaching the Iron Gates, 3 kilometers before the end of the gorge. Rest and enjoy lunch (at your own expense) at the small fishing village of Agia Roumeli. Cool off with a refreshing swim in the Libyan Sea before boarding the ship that takes you back to the village of Sfakia.

Tsoutsouros: Gorge Abseiling Day Trip

2. Tsoutsouros: Gorge Abseiling Day Trip

Discover Tsoutsouros gorge, one of the many gorges in the Viannos area of South Crete. Abseil down this beautiful and technical canyon, suitable for beginners and anyone up for a challenge. Begin your adventure with a short hike from the parking lot and reach the entrance to the canyon. From there, hear a short safety and equipment briefing before strapping up and entering the canyon. Start with short and easy abseils, ideal for getting used to the techniques and the use of the equipment. Gradually, take on longer and steeper abseils. Admire the constantly changing terrain and seaview during your descent through the canyon. Depending on the weather conditions, you may come across water in the gorge until the beginning of summer. If so, have the incredible opportunity of abseiling through waterfalls. The duration of the descent can vary from 3 to 4 hours depending on the experience of the group. After your abseil, head to the beautiful Tsoutsouros village where you can swim and relax on a sandy beach, before enjoying lunch at a local tavern.

Crete: Kritsa Gorge Hike with Picnic & Swim Stop

3. Crete: Kritsa Gorge Hike with Picnic & Swim Stop

Visit one of the most beautiful gorges on the east side of Crete, the Kritsa Gorge, with professional adventure guides. Enjoy the special nature while on this short but challenging hike. See striking canyons and cliffs, unique plant species, and spectacular views. After a walking about 8 kilometers, enjoy small local snacks and spend the rest of the afternoon relaxing on a beautiful beach, where you can take a refreshing swim. Enjoy a perfect day that offers a combination of exercise and relaxation.

Rethymno: Private Guided Day Trip to Gola Di Imbros & Lunch

4. Rethymno: Private Guided Day Trip to Gola Di Imbros & Lunch

Escape into the wilderness of Crete on a private guided day trip to the Gola Di Imbros and Hora Sfakion from Rethymno. Explore the canyon, spotting rare species of birds as you hike, and refuel with a traditional Cretan lunch. Make a stop in Hora Sfakion and soak in the sun on Vrissi beach. Get picked and drive to the Gola Di Imbros, enjoying scenic views of Crete on the way. Arrive and follow your guide to the beginning of the trail. Descend into the canyon, winding between the narrow, towering rock faces that cover the trail with shade. Listen to your guide as they point out rare plants and wildlife that grow and live in this arid environment. Look out for tulips, Dyer’s alkanet, and the colorful scabiosa. Hear distant bird calls and keep an eye in the sky for blackbirds, thrushes, crows, hawks, and eagles. Pass by a stone arch and depending on how you feel, choose to end your hike here and get lunch back at the starting point, or continue another 15 minutes through the canyon to the village of Komitades for lunch in a traditional Cretan tavern. On your private trip, the choice is yours. After lunch, leave the Gola Di Imbros behind and drive to the coastal town of Hora Sfakion. Take a relaxing walk on pebble beaches or the picturesque Vrissi beach. Wave goodbye to the sea and transfer back to Rethymno.

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Overall rating

4.5 / 5

based on 2 reviews

We spent the day with our colleague Pedro, a great smiling and very friendly guide. The day started at 6 a.m. and ended at 10:30 p.m. The hike is quite long and a little dangerous without good shoes. We took 5 hours to do the 16km. The river is very beautiful. We advise you to take the tour and the ferry that takes us back is super big with lots of shadows

Everything was as planned. All the info about pick up was detailed. We start from Gouves and left from Samaria to Chania. Guide help to to get the bus to Chania, so that was perfect, we haven’t go to arrange anything by ourselves, made our lifes so much easier! Recommend!

… Reliable and uncomplicated. Good solution if you don't feel like driving the long distance from Irkaklion yourself. For the hike itself, you definitely need a guide if you are fit enough.

Super organized tour with a great and nice tour guide. A certain level of fitness and sturdy shoes are a must. It was exhausting but worth seeing. The sore muscles were worth it :)

need to have a good fitness level. overall a fab day. really enjoyed it. def a worthwhile visit