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From Georgioupolis: Roundtrip Transfer to Samaria Gorge

Activity provider: BALLOS TRAVEL AGENCY

From Georgioupolis: Roundtrip Transfer to Samaria Gorge

Activity provider: BALLOS TRAVEL AGENCY

From US$ 26.46 per person

Discover the most beautiful gorge in Crete by walking for 5-6 hours along the Samaria Gorge trail making numerous stops to admire the incredible views. Get close to wildlife then enjoy the chance to freshen up in the sea at Ayia Roumeli.

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Duration 1 day
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Live tour guide
English
Pickup included
Your hotel in the area Dramia-Kavros-Georgioupolis

Experience

Highlights
  • Hike along the Samaria Gorge trail surrounded by outstanding, unique landscapes
  • Meet the local Cretan goats known as Kri Kri
  • Pass through the 350 m high rock walls called the Iron Gates
  • Discover at least 900 flora species and 300 fauna species
  • Take a refreshing swim in the Libyan Sea at Ayia Roumeli
Full description
Explore the famous Samaria Gorge on a trip along the northern coastline of Crete and through the White Mountains up to the Omalos Plateau. Samaria Gorge became a National Park in 1962 and today, it is the last natural refuge for the Cretan goat species known as Kri-Kri. Depart early in the morning and board a coach which will pick you up from your hotel. After a comfortable drive, arrive at the plateau of Omalos for a small break before heading to the entrance of the gorge. The start of the hiking trail through the gorge is at a height of 1200m. On the route, pass by rich vegetation and through the tall rock walls known as the "Iron Gates". Fill up your water bottle at one of the springs in the gorge. At the end of the 17km walk, reach the Libyan Sea. There, at the beach of Ayia Roumeli, enjoy a refreshing swim or sit at one of the taverns until a ferry takes the group to Chora Sfakion where the bus will be waiting for you to return you back to your hotel. 
Includes
  • Hotel pick-up and drop-off
  • Guide who walks with the last people of the group
  • Air-conditioned buses
  • Round-trip transfers
  • Entrance to the gorge (€5, free for children under 15 years old)
  • Ticket for the ferry (€12, €6 for children under 12 years old)
  • Food and drinks
Not suitable for
  • Pregnant women
  • People with mobility impairments
  • Wheelchair users
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
Traveler requirements
  • You are required to bring and wear a mask

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What to bring

  • Comfortable shoes
  • Sunglasses
  • Sun hat
  • Swimwear
  • Sunscreen

Know before you go

  • This tour is not recommended for people with limited mobility
  • This is a demanding hike; you will need hiking shoes, and to have a good physical stamina
  • The hike duration is about 4-5 hours with necessary stops
  • Please bring cash for the entrance fee to the gorge (€5, free for children under 15 years old), and the ferry ticket (€12 or €6 for children under 12 years old)
  • Hotel pick-up and drop-off is from accommodation in the area of Dramia-Kavros-Georgioupolis; for any other places please contact the local supplier
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.7 /5

based on 122 reviews

Review summary

  • Guide
    4.6/5
  • Transportation
    4.8/5
  • Value for money
    4.6/5
  • Safety
    4.3/5

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Everything worked very easily, just as booked. Very good flow of information. Bus came on time, safe bus ride, air conditioned. Friendly guide, best bus driver, very good organization. The gorge hike is beautiful. Next time I would wear high walking shoes, the hiking poles that were borrowed were very helpful. Many Thanks

August 3, 2022

We had a fantastic experience! Our guide, Mecki, was so helpful and full of knowledge. The transportation there and back from Georgioupolis was great. We were left to enjoy the gorge at our own pace, and had more than enough time to explore all the wonders on offer. Would highly recommend this to anyone.

July 8, 2022

The hike goes through the trees for the first half, with some views. The second goes through the gorge, which is dramatic. Rocky just about the whole way, so bring some hiking shoes. We didn’t encounter any bugs. Bring a swimsuit for a dip in the sea at the end of the hike. It’s very refreshing. The hike is worth the effort.

July 5, 2022

Product ID: 220527