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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.

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.

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Samariá Gorge Full-Day Excursion

Activity/Location

Samariá Gorge

Crete

Meeting/Redemption Point
  • Rethymnon (Hotel Pickup)

    Crete

  • Heraklion (Hotel Pickup)

    Crete


Description

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.


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


Inclusions

  • Roundtrip transportation to and from selected hotels in Rethymnon and Heraklion


Exclusions

  • Admission fee to Samariá National Park

  • Lunch

  • 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.


Cancellation Policy

You can cancel free of charge until 72 hours before your reservation starts. After that time, no cancellations, changes or refunds will be made.

Location

Samariá Gorge, Crete, Greece