The Samariá Gorge Hike from Chania or Rethymno
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- Duration: 1 day
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I originally booked the Samaria gorge trip, but as it was cancelled due to the weather conditions I was offered this as an alternative for the day. The hike itself is fairly easy, they give you almost 3 hours to complete it, we did it in about 2 with plenty of photograph stops, so even if you’re not super fit it’s doable, however be prepared that pretty much the whole path is downhill and on rocks, so appropriate footwear is important as it can be hard on your knees and ankles. The second stop in Sfakion by the sea was nice but short as the weather was too cold/windy to swim in the sea, on a nicer day I’m sure it’s a lovely experience as well. Everything was very well organised and Ingrid is a lovely guide, I can recommend this trip if you’d rather chose an easier but similar adventure to Samaria.
The tour is well organized, you don't lose a lot of time anywhere (e.g. ticket issue) and can therefore enjoy the hike and nature. However, there is a lot of rush in the gorge, you tend to hike in single file. The gorge is still spectacular. Don't forget your swimming trunks when you arrive at Agia Roumeli.
Well organised trip to a spectacular location with a personable and articulate multi-lingual guide. The only slight negative was being asked to pay extra for the Gorge entrance fee and ferry once on the coach. Given the overall cost of the excursion, I think these should have been included.
Was great. Breakfast possibility. End of the journey loveable town with nice beach, supermarket, several restaus and remains of a castle up the hill. Guide just perfect, speaks several languages fluently.
Our guide, Orestes, was excellent by providing tips on how to walk down the gourge.