Samaria Long Way from Rethymno

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Hike through one of the worlds greatest natural wonders. From Omalos at a hight of 1235 m the gorge of Samaria cuts 16 km through the landscape. The gorge is situated in the Samaria National park. It is 150 m at its widest point and 3 m at its narrowest. It is home to over 450 species of plants and animals, that can only be seen in Crete. The gorge starts from Xyloskalo and continues down to the sea level in the village of Agia Roumeli at the Libyan sea. The village of Samariá lies inside the gorge to make way for the park and particularly as a refuge for the rare Cretan goat, Kri-Kri or Agrimi, which is largely restricted to the park. After a strenuous but spectacular walk, we travel by boat – an equally beautiful trip – from Agia Roumeli to Chora Sfakia where our bus will be waiting. The hike is not suggested for people facing health problems, or suffering from conditions affecting their lower extremities the elderly pregnant women.

Itinerary Details

Operated by: MTM D.M.C Ltd

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On your Samaria gorge adventure, the bus will take you first along the north coast and then up into the White Mountains to the omalos Plateau and the entrance to the gorge. There, at a height of 1.100m, you will begin the 16km walk through the longest and most beautiful gorge in Europe. After the strenuous but spectacular walk, you will be conveyed by boat on an equally glorious trip from Agia roumeli, the village at the end of the gorge, to Chora Sfakion, where the bus will be waiting to take you back home. good walking shoes are necessary. Arrival to Omalos high plain – coffee stop 8.30 – 9.00 Entering the gorge ~ 9.15 Meeting in Agia Roumeli – 16.30 (sometimes 17.00) Boat departure from Agia Roumeli 17.30 Boat arrival to Sfakia – 18.30 Back: Georgioupoli 20.00, Rethymno 20.30, Panormo 21.00 Guides give to customers map of the gorge and explain recommended timings for gorge walk. So tourists can easily find their location and understand how much time they need more to exit. Our guides have passed the gorge hundreds of times and they are always close to the group checking if everything is ok.

Duration: 6 hour
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