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Full Day Samaria Gorge 10-Mile Walking Tour provided by Cretan Holidays

Full Day Samaria Gorge 10-Mile Walking Tour

Full Day Samaria Gorge 10-Mile Walking Tour
4.5
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from £34.90 per adult
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Last updated: 17 Jul 2020
A note from Full Day Samaria Gorge 10-Mile Walking Tour
Face masks are required inside vechicles and in other ares where specified on spot
What you can expect during your visit
Regular temperature checks for staff
Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
Temperature checks for tour participants upon arrival
What you can expect during your visit
Regular temperature checks for staff
Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
Temperature checks for tour participants upon arrival
Guides required to regularly wash hands
Hand sanitiser available to travellers and staff
Transportation vehicles regularly sanitised
Gear/equipment sanitised between use
Social distancing enforced throughout experience
About
Know before you go
  • Duration: 14h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Available languages
German, English
Know before you go
  • Duration: 14h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Available languages
German, English
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Need help booking?
Call the number below and use the product code: 6761P73
Call +44 12 2492 8241
Important information
Inclusions
Local taxes • Professional guide • Hotel pickup and drop-off (selected hotels only) • Bus transportation that transport guests between their hotel and the start of the hike
Exclusions
Entrance fees 16 • Food and drinks • Gratuities
Duration
14h
Departure details
Traveller pickup is offered.
From selected hotels in Heraklion Area, Chania Area, Rethymnon Area
Hotel pickup is offered. View the hotel list on our checkout page to see if yours is included among the pickup points.
Inclusions
Local taxes • Professional guide • Hotel pickup and drop-off (selected hotels only) • Bus transportation that transport guests between their hotel and the start of the hike
Exclusions
Entrance fees 16 • Food and drinks • Gratuities
Departure details
Traveller pickup is offered.
From selected hotels in Heraklion Area, Chania Area, Rethymnon Area
Hotel pickup is offered. View the hotel list on our checkout page to see if yours is included among the pickup points.
Duration
14h
Additional information
Confirmation will be received at time of booking
Not wheelchair accessible
Children must be accompanied by an adult
The duration of transfers are approximate, the exact duration will depend on the time of day and traffic conditions
Minimum age is 3 years
Not recommended for travellers with back problems
Not recommended for pregnant travellers
No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
Travellers should have a strong physical fitness level
This experience requires good weather. If it’s cancelled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
This tour/activity will have a maximum of 50 travellers
Itinerary
  • You'll get picked up
    See Important Information for details
  • 1
    Samaria Gorge National Park
    Stop: 7 hours
    Take the time for a hike in the Samaria Gorge: this guided 10-mile (16-km) walk takes you to a place of stunning natural beauty. You’ll be picked up in Chania by a comfortable bus and then prepare to be wowed by the gorge, as high limestone cliffs and quaint villages create the background for a great hike. The challenge is a walking tour from one end of Samaria gorge to the other (18 kms).  This is a rough, rocky, uneven track through the gorge. On route there are many stopping points where you can find toilets and drinking water.  At some points the width of the gorge is only 3 m wide and you may have to climb over boulders. You will reach the end of the gorge at Agia Roumeli where we take a break and you can get a bite to eat (food not included)! This hike is not suitable for the un-fit or for clients with heart problems, high blood pressure, or pregnant. We return by boat to Chora Sfakion where we are collected by the coach.
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Andreas C
Corfu, Greece63 contributions
CRETAN HOLIDAYS: A GREAT DESTINATION MANAGER!!!
Oct 2020
Great experience.The hole tour was great from A to Z. Exceptionally organized.Special thanks to Mrs Lillan Knorr for arranging this unforgettable experience.
Written 22 October 2020
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CretanHolidays
Dear Andreas thank you very much for your nice review! We are very happy that you enjoyed the tour and that we could assist you on your holidays. Hopefully we can welcome you again in Greece! Stay safe
Written 19 November 2020
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Henrique Manuel N
United Kingdom5 contributions
Unforgettable!
Aug 2020 • Couples
Going Crete? Don't miss Samaria Gorge!
The nature, the view, the chalenge!
Use confortable track shoes!
Written 23 September 2020
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CretanHolidays
Dear henriquemanueln Thank you for your nice review! We are glad that you enjoyed the tour and hope that we can welcome you again on any of our other tours With kind regards
Written 15 October 2020
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NICOLAS_OSORIO
Toulouse, France111 contributions
Bring good shoes or it will be a misery
Sep 2020
The track is from the top of a mountain down to a beach 16km later. Still it is a not that easy track.

I followed the advice of many travelers on Tripadvisor and I brought a good pair of hiking shoes. The experience was great. I did the track on 4 hours. Km 8 to 10 are tough with a lot of stones and after that my legs and knees started to suffer.

Highly recommended but bring a good pair of hiking shoes! or you will be writing on how miserable was your experience.
Written 20 September 2020
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CretanHolidays
dear NICOLAS_OSORIO thank you for your comment. Indeed the walk is challenging and correct equipment necessary. We are glad that you enjoyed the hike With kind regards
Written 15 October 2020
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PMaroundtheworld
Amsterdam, The Netherlands158 contributions
Great day!
Aug 2020 • Family
Had a long but great day hiking the gorge.
Pick-up from our hotel at 5 AM was early bur worth it. Touring car was clean, excellent and safe driver named Minas. Much to our surprise, the tour came with a guide, an efficient and friendly lady named Claudia. Very organised, gave good and plentiful information on both the way the trip was organised as well as interesting bits of background and history.
The hike itself is easy, the surroundings beautiful and we thoroughly enjoyed the walk through the gorge. We made it in good time for a swim and something to eat before the ferry sailed.
Return trip through rather impressive landscape.
Absolutely worth the money, we had a wonderful day.

Just one remark: I realise that to make this trip efficient for the tour operator, you need to pick up a lot of tourists from their hotels. But for us, who got on the bus as one of the first, it meant 2 hours extra. Both coming and going... would have preferred it if this would have taken less time.
Written 26 August 2020
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CretanHolidays
Dear PMaroun Thank you for your nice review. We are glad that you enjoyed the walking tour in the Samaria gorge. We will pass the nice comment to our colleague Claudia who really does her job with heart and is passing the gorge always to ensure that all guests are fine. About the transfer time, we are aware that it is really a long way until the entrance of the gorge so we always try to have until nine pickup stops. Hopefully we can welcome you again on one of our tours With warmest regards and we hope that you had a great time on Crete
Written 26 August 2020
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Alan W
Derby, UK70 contributions
Hot day
Make sure you wear good sturdy footwear and take a very large bottle so that you can refill it with water the fresh water runs out about a mile or two From The Bottom so make sure you fill your bottles food at the end at the service was good and the sale back is beautiful
Written 24 February 2020
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CretanHolidays
Dear Alan Thank you for your nice review. We are happy that you enjoyed the challenging walk and thank you for the useful tips for future walkers Hope to see you again on any other tour / adventure With best regards
Written 11 August 2020
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Chris W
Kirkkonummi, Finland53 contributions
Great walk in fantastic scenery
Walked down the Samaria Gorge in 5h. Good shoes are a must, sport shoes ok but hiking boots preferable as the path is really rocky and sometimes rocks are slippery.
Well worth the day!
Written 28 October 2019
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CretanHolidays
Dear Chris thank you for your comment and good advise for future walkers. We hope that we can welcome you on any other tour in Greece!
Written 7 August 2020
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125danettet
Highland, CA13 contributions
Beautiful hike!
Oct 2019
Samaria Gorge is a beautiful hike. I did not find the hike to be hard and I’m not a consistent hiker; Your legs will be rally sore if you do not exercise consistently. Good walking shoes are a must. If you have bad knees, I wouldn’t recommend this hike. The first 3 miles might be tough walking down because you are walking on rocks/gravel that is slippery so have to be careful. The rest of the trail is pretty well marked. Make sure you bring your bathing suit. Black beach is at the end of your ten mile walk, and it was refreshing to get in the water and swim.
Written 16 October 2019
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Dear Thank you for your comment! Your comment is the best reward for us! We hope to see you again in one of our tours! Best regards
Written 23 October 2019
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Nigel C
2 contributions
Worth the hard work
Jul 2019 • Solo
Really enjoyed the day. Very early start (walking by 0745) worth it as there were fewer people on the route, at times further down I was on my own and you could really appreciate the spectacular scenery. As long as you can walk downhill for 5-6 hours it is really worth doing. From my perspective I had too much time (3+ hours) at the bottom before the boat left, if there was the option of an earlier departure for quicker walkers that would be popular. That is a relatively minor quibble. Guide Nikos was knowledgeable and took his responsibilities seriously which is what you want.
Written 30 July 2019
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Dear Nigel C Thank you for your comment. We appreciate it and it help us to improve our services to you. Indeed, Samaria is a must-see attraction and will surely be an unforgettable experience! Best regards
Written 5 August 2019
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Shel G
Brighouse, UK41 contributions
Very hard
Jun 2019 • Couples
Unless you are hikers, experienced walkers with all the kit I wouldn't bother buy the postcard instead. You spend most of your time looking at the path to really enjoy the amazing scenery. Once you've completed the first part which is downhill lots of uneven steps you then go along the Gorge bottom, walking on pebbles, boulders and rickety little wooden bridges to get you over the water.
Not sure hubby or I will be walking far it at all tomorrow.
Written 27 June 2019
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Dear Shel G Your comment is very important for us. We appreciate it and it help us to improve our services to you. Best regards
Written 1 July 2019
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A Beautiful Time
The whole experience was amazing. Our hosts were friendly and engaging, we spent the entire time laughing. The lu
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Spectacular service, Lillan is the person you want to plan your trip!
Cretan Holidays and specifically their agent Lillan were amazingly helpful in putting together a spectacular pirate
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Lovely small islands with beautiful places for swimming and relaxing
The guide was a funny guy and he told us some interesting information. The water was so clear and I love the island
Andreas C
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Excellent Service
We booked via Cretan Holidays our stay in Heraklion, a car rental and one excursion.We received top quality product
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neveragain1111111111
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a perfect day
the trip was a birthday-present for my sweetheart and it was unforgetable...special...nice weather and friendly peo
Gerald N
Gerald N
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Fantastic
Walked down onto the quay and saw the ship looked amazing, from the moment we walked on till the moment we walked
Martin G
Martin G
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Excellent Trip, well worth a look.
We thoroughly enjoyed this trip, staff were great, really friendly and helpful. They create a good atmosphere on bo
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An useless representant
I did none of the activities because your representant didn’t show up and didn’t bother to let us know. We had to
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Just ok
Crew were friendly ,music was awesome . But there was some things which I didn't liked . 1st waiting in line for 45
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Amazing
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Nicola D
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Great day out for all ages.
Great day out. No queues at all due to the virus keeping tourists away from Crete so did not actually need to skip
rogsom
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Good in parts.
The first hour was fine, which included the journey to St. Georges Bay, where we anchored, and quite a lot of the
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Fabulous
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Great slides, unfriendly staff
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Great customer service
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