06:00 - 21:00
This tour will allow you not only the possibility to admire the magnificent views, but also to challengeyourself. For this route you will need durable sports shoes (in spring and autumn period preferably mountain climbing boots), comfortable clothes, sunscreen means, headwear.
A hiking trip through the gorge begins with the plateau of Omalos, where our bus will deliver you. Before you start descent into the gorge, you can have breakfast in a small, picturesque traditional tavern.
The Samaria gorge is not only very beautiful, but also legendary. This place is associated with a lot of ancient Greek myths, there were ancient sanctuaries and a large antique town of Tara. The gorge concealed rebels and fighters for the freedom of the island during the Venetian and Ottoman rule and partisans during the German occupation of the island.
In 1962 the gorge received the status of a National park of Samaria. The flora and fauna of these places is unique. There are a lot of endemic plants of the island, and wild goats kri-krilive here.
On the route you will be enchanted by this magnificent scenery, dense forests, high cliffs, a mountain river. You will see the narrowest place of the gorge - the "gates", the width of it is only about 3.5 m. This will be really unforgettable experience.
The way through the gorge takes 4-6 hours. There are 9 specially equipped rest areas, where you can visit WC and replenish the supply of drinking water. The way through the gorge leads you to the village of Agia Rumeli. Here you can havedinner in one of the taverns and swim in the waters of the Libyan Sea. Finally, a small ferry will take you to the port of Hora Sfakion, where our bus will be waiting for you.
ATTENTION: the route is not recommended for children under 6 years old, pregnant women and people with cardiovascular diseases or diseases of the musculoskeletal system,
Common meet-up point is at Bali and Panormo, but you can contact to require our services from other city in the nearest regions.
Entrance ticket to the National Park of Samaria (KEEP TICKETS TILL THE EXIT FROM THE GORGE), ticket for the ferry.
The cost of the lunch is not included in the price of the tour.
We recommend to take “early breakfast” and “late dinner” option in your hotel.
A brief guide for visitors to the Samaria gorge.
You are going to visit a unique, beautiful corner of nature, but it could be dangerous.
Read the rules for visitors of the National Park "Samaria Gorge". Their observance is a guarantee of your safety.
Be careful! Save your strength! Entrance to the gorge is allowed to healthy people in good physical condition.
Wear comfortable clothes that will not restrict you in movement. Particular attention should be paid to shoes, which must be closed and firm (sneakers with firm capes and socks - the most preferable option). Use sunscreen. Take medications that you use in your daily life to this hike.
Caretakers and firemen are on duty in the National Park "Samaria Gorge". Please inform them immediately about all health problems or smoke and fire. In case of danger, you can take refuge in the riverbed, which is accessible after the 2nd kilometer of the route.
Be careful! Pay attention to warning signs. Pay special attention to the signs of falling stones. Smoking is allowed only in places of rest marked with the appropriate signs.
Movement is allowed within the path that runs along the entire route, deviation from the route is prohibited.
Emergency Phone - 112.
We recommend that you move carefully. During your journey through the gorge, make stops and rest. Do not forget to look around at the beauty of nature surrounding you.
Before entering Samaria, make sure that you have taken all the necessary precautions to safely travel through the rocky gorge.
We wish you a pleasant journey!