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Hike the Gorge of Samaria

The gorge of Samaria is the longest and one of the most imposing gorges in Europe. Perhaps the most popular trekking path of Greece runs along its course.

The gorge of Samaria is the longest and one of the most imposing gorges in Europe. Perhaps the most popular trekking path of Greece runs along its course.

The gorge is 18 kilometres long and its width varies between 150 and 3-4 metres at its narrowest point, which is known as Sideroportes. In the past, the gorge often served as a refuge for local people, who would run to it to escape massacre, during periods of foreign occupation; in 1770, thousands of Sfakian women and children fled there after the Daskalogiannis Revolt.

Six hours on average are enough for those who wish to enjoy the route without being in too much of a hurry.

Walking down the Samaria gorge, one discovers a varied landscape, with water springs, pools and impressive large rocks lying in the watercourse, as well as numerous trees, such as plane trees, pines and cypresses.  

The last section of the walk proves to be the most challenging. The gorge is behind, but the heat is becoming hard to bear, and fatigue takes over. Fortunately, the Libyan Sea is close-by and the boat towards Paleochora is waiting for you. 

Read more about the gorge of Samaria.

We organize trips to the Gorge of Samaria from May till end of October.

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Hike the Gorge of Samaria

Details

Type
Hiking, Adventure
Activities
Hiking,Canyoning
Tags
Hiking, Samaria Gorge, Adventure
location
, Chania
Languages
English, Greek

Prices & Rates (per person/per group)

Indicative Price (Total)
€30 per person
Costs

Adults - 30€ 

Children under 12 years old - 15€ 

Difficulty Level & Required Equipment

Difficulty Level
4 (Hard)
Difficulty Level Notes

The hike is quite long and exhausting during the summer months. 

Personal Equipment

Good hiking shoes, water, sunscreen. 

Duration/Timetable & Pick up Services

Duration
1 days
Notes

Full day hiking adventure with transfer. 

On Request
No
Schedule

Every Monday and Friday. Pick up is at 6:30 am from Kissamos or your hotel in the area.

Next on schedule is an hour drive towards the plateau of Omalos and the starting point of your 6-8 hour long hike. On your arrival at the end of the Gorge of Samaria, at Agia Roumeli, you`ll have time for lunch, rest and a swim in the crystal-clear Mediterranean water.

The boat departs at 17:30 towards Paleochora, where the transfer will be waiting for you.

Services

All inclusive
No
Included Services

Transfer from your Hotel towards the Gorge of Samaria and trasnfer from Paleochora back to your hotel.  

Not Included Services

Meal or water are not included.

You`ll have to pay 5€ entrance fee for the gorge and 17.50€ boat ticket from Agia Roumeli to Paleochora. 

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