From Georgioupolis: Roundtrip Transfer to Samaria Gorge

4.6 / 5

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From Georgioupolis: Roundtrip Transfer to Samaria Gorge

From $31.67 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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Pickup included
Your hotel in the area Dramia-Kavros-Georgioupolis


  • 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
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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. 
  • 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
  • You must keep social distance while in vehicles
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds
Traveler requirements
  • You are required to bring and wear a mask

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Important information

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

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4.6 /5

based on 56 reviews

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Absolutely breathtaking scenery! It’s a must once in a lifetime! However really be prepared it is not for everybody. Trekking Shoes should be a must as you walk mostly on stones the whole path and they are slippery its extremely easy to get injured. Take your time and be careful. A normal time to get through it is around 6-7 hours with pauses to eat fill your water bottle take pictures. You should start early as possible to have plenty of time to enjoy it! All in all an epic experience! The guides are great and they all know each other and are there to help everyone. Everyone must go in their own pace. Don’t forget to bring money as the entrance is extra 5 EUR and the boat is extra 11 EUR to take you to Sfakia. We did it with Meki and she was great! She told us so many things also about Crete in general! She was also very funny and always smiling as her smiley on her backpack! Thanks a lot Meki from Ballos Travel Agency and Marcos our driver, the best driver!

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September 17, 2021

It was fabulous but only for the fit and seriously not for the kiddies out there … we live in the mountains and are pretty fit 2 days later we are feeling it … 13kms downhill very rocky underfoot you need good shoes and I would suggest walking poles ( can be rented from your guide) … very well organised there were a lot of very tired people at the end … don’t do it if you are not used to hiking Thank you was beautiful and ne something to remember Jackie & JP

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July 30, 2021

one must not forget that it is 17 km. and the paths are only made of rubble. Although it is nice to look at, I twisted my knee and had to rely on the help of a ranger, who then brought me out of the gorge on a horse from km 7. and I just made it to the ship. At this point, a big thank you to the rangers. the time is too short in my opinion. otherwise well organized

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September 22, 2020

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