Samaria Gorge Bus Tour

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  • 14 hr

Explore Samaria Gorge on this full-day sightseeing adventure tour if you search for a unique hiking experience with a local tour guide. Hiking the 16km-long Samaria Gorge, one of Europe's longest canyons, is high on the list of must-dos for many visitors to Crete. There’s an undeniable raw beauty to the canyon, with its soaring cliffs and needlenose passageways.

Itinerary Details

Operated by: Io Tours

This is a typical itinerary for this product

Stop At: Samaria Gorge National Park

The gorge of Samaria is counted among the top destinations of the Chania district and a journey to Chania can never be considered complete, unless you visit the gorge. The gorge’s trail starts at Ksyloskalo (Omalos plateau, 1.227 meters altitude) and after following the river bed, it ends up at the littoral village of Agia Roumeli. The trail of Samaria is the most visited trail in the whole of Greece, it is excellently equipped with signals and signs which eliminate the danger of getting lost, it is comfortable and very well cared for, mostly with stones and soil. It is not considered a very difficult hike, vivid proof of which is the fact that hundreds of people cross it daily from the opening (in May) till the closing of its visiting season (in October). It is a very pleasant hike, not a strenuous one, with many landscape alternations and a versatile environment.

Duration: 6 hour

Stop At: Agia Roumeli

The gorge ends up at the village of Agia Roumeli our escort will have already stipulated a meeting point there, in order for them to give you the tickets to the ferry, which will take you from Agia Roumeli. You have free time to swim in Agia Roumeli and lunch (optional) in one of the village’s taverns. Agia Roumeli is a unique place. It has a genuine Cretan heritage and a strong sense of character. It is a peaceful community, nestled between breathtakingly high and wild mountains and a long beach of fine pebble by the deep blue, crystal clear Libyan sea. The village is remote and near enough isolated; you can only reach it on foot or by boat, as there is no road.

Duration: 3 hour

Stop At:

At 17:30 you go aboard the ferry, Sougia or Sfakia (usually Sougia) being your destination. When you reach the port, our bus will be waiting to return you to your hotel. Our bus returns you to the location you have been picked up from. Sougia Village is one of the most laid back and refreshingly undeveloped beach places along the unique south coast of Crete, southern of Chania, with a lovely wide curve of sand and pebble beach and a few taverns where you can enjoy excellent traditional food as well as fresh fish. It was the site of the ancient town Syia that flourished during Roman times. Sougia became a village after the second world war and in late years it started to develop into a seaside tourist resort, not only due to its gorgeous beach and natural beauty but also for the peaceful and relaxed atmosphere that Sougia offers to its visitors.

Duration: 5 minutes

Pass By: Chania Town

Right after that, we return to Chania and to your hotels.
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