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Samariá Gorge Full-Day Excursion

By DANAOS TRAVEL Ltd
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Highlights

  • Dramatic Samariá Gorge landscape with endemic flora & fauna

  • Breathtaking scenery of one of Europe's largest river gorges

  • Stunning, narrow passageway through tall cliffs—Iron Gates

  • Traditional pretty coastal villages to explore

  • Scenic boat trip to small, remote & mountainous Hora Sfakion

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About this activity

What's included, what's not

  • What's included

    Guided tour of Samariá Gorge

  • What's included

    Roundtrip transportation to and from selected hotels in Rethymnon and Heraklion

  • What's excluded

    Admission fee to Samariá National Park

  • What's excluded

    Lunch

  • What's excluded

    Boat ticket

Know Before You Book

  • Children 1 and younger are complimentary.

  • You must be able to walk on unpaved or uneven terrain.

  • If you have limited mobility, you should not take part.

What you can expect

Spend a day hiking and admiring the dramatic landscape of Samariá Gorge, a stunning part of Crete's national park. Complete your trek at a charming fishing village to enjoy some free time; then relax on a boat trip to Hora Sfakion and gaze upon the jagged coastline as your day ends.

Carved out of a limestone plateau, the spectacular river gorge of Samariá is renowned across Europe as one of the largest. Begin at a height of over 4,000 feet (1,219 m) and ease your way along an 11-mile (18-km) trail down to sea level. En route, encounter the Iron Gates, a point at which the path narrows to 10 feet (3 m) across and the cliffs rise up to 100 feet (30 m).

Your 5- to 6-hour journey is nearly complete at Agia Roumeli, on the shores of the Libyan Sea. Rest up during some free time; perhaps enjoy lunch in a local taverna or refresh yourself with a dip in the water. All that remains is a scenic boat trip to Hora Sfakion as your Crete adventure concludes.

Location

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Activity Location

  • Samariá Gorge
  • Navarchou Nearchou
  • Limenas Chersonisou 700 14

Meeting/Redemption Point

  • AGAPI BEACH, AMMOUDARA HERAKLION
  • 10 Nikolaou Plastira Square
  • Rethymno 741 00
  • NANA BEACH BUS STOP
  • Eleftheriou Venizelou
  • Hersonissos 700 14
  • CAROLINA MARE
  • Iosif Chatzidaki
  • Malia 700 07
  • CRETA MARINE GATE
  • P.B. Box 265 Panormo Rethymno 741 00
  • Panormo Rethymno 741 00
  • CRETA STAR BUS STOP
  • Skaleta, Rethymnon, Rethymnon Crete 741 00
  • Skaleta 740 52
  • VANTARIS BEACH BUS STOP
  • Paralia Kourna 730 07
  • GEORGIOUPOLIS BUS STOP
  • Vorios Odikos Axonas Kritis
  • Georgioupoli
  • DOLPHIN BAY RESORT
  • MELINA MERKOURI
  • Agios Dimitrios 714 14
  • NEFELI BEACH
  • 161 Leoforos Machis Kritis
  • Rethymno 741 00
  • SILVA BEACH
  • 193 Eleftheriou Venizelou
  • Chersonisos 700 14
  • KNOSSOS ROYAL ENTRANCE
  • Anissaras 700 14
  • RINELA BEACH RESORT
  • Kokkini Hani
  • BELLA BEACH
  • Anissaras 700 14
  • GOUVES CHURCH AGIOS KONSTANTINOS BEACH ROAD
  • Επαρχία Πεδιάδος, Κάτω Γούβες 700 14
  • Gouves 700 14
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