Heraklion - Samaria Gorge (Long way)

Heraklion - Samaria Gorge (Long way)
Heraklion - Samaria Gorge (Long way)
Heraklion - Samaria Gorge (Long way)

During the 16km hike you'll discover a big variety of fauna and flora, unique and exclusively found on this island clinging to sheer rock faces; watch out for the Kri-Kri, the wild Cretan goat. The isolated, deserted village of Samaria makes the ideal place for a rest, before you continue to the 'Iron Gates' the waypoint where the canyonwalls get so narrow they almost touch...

The walk ends at the small village of Aghia Roumeli, with plenty of taverns to enjoy a tasty meal and that well-earned drink. Relax on the beach and cool off in the turquoise waters of the Libyan Sea, before taking the boat following the coastline to the village of Chora Sfakion where the coach will be waiting to return you back to the resort. Although, as written before its a 16 km walk, its not too difficult even for the ones whose daily exercise consists of walking from the couch to the fridge during the ad segment on TV. Wear walking shoes or trainers, no sandals (!), a sun hat, bring a bottle of water, maybe a snack and don't you forget your camera! For the average person the walk takes 4 - 6 hours and by the end you will have achieved something you can brag about to your future great-grandchildren.


The price does not include:

  • The entrance to Samaria Gorge (5 Euro per person)
  • The boat ticket from Agia Roumeli to Chora Sfakion (13 Euro per person)
  • Please keep your passport or ID card as there are ticket exemptions / discounts

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They have been very helpful to us to organize our excursion to Samaria Gorges. I would recommend anybody to use

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