4.5 star rating: Recommended 19 Reviews

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  • Location: Heraklion, Greece
  • Duration:  16 hours (approx.)
Enjoy this excursion to the prized national forest of Crete, the Samaria Gorge - the longest and most beautiful gorge in Europe.


  • Samaria Gorge day tour from Heraklion
  • Explore Europe‚Äôs longest and most famous gorge
  • 11 mile (18km) hike from Omalos to Aghia Roumeli
  • Spot goats, wildflowers and birds
  • Sail to the village of Chora
  • Professional local guide
  • Hotel pick-up and drop-off included

What You Can Expect

Full Day Tour to Samaria Gorge

Samaria Gorge, Crete

Walk through the gorge, approximately 11 miles (18 kilometers) which begins at the plateau of Omalos.

Cross through the White Mountains and finish at the tiny village of Aghia Roumeli on the Libyan Sea. The route is enriched with flowers, herbs and trees, little fountains, abandoned settlements and wild goats known as Kri-Kri, as well as birds of prey.

From the secluded village of Aghia Roumeli, take the boat to the village of Chora Sfakion to meet the coach for return trip to Heraklion.

Customer Reviews

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2014

This was the highlight of my visit to Crete. The gorge itself was amazing due to its sheer height and beauty. The herbal smells particularly over the first few Km were amazing. The guide was helpful providing some background to the gorge and the small number of buildings in the valley. The history of those who lived in the gorge is fascinating. This is a trip that I would highly recommend.The only negative that I would say about the day was the very poor quality of the coffee / food rest stop, which the bus stopped at the half-way stage on travelling too and from the gorge. Better to be well planned and bring your own food!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2014

An awesome experience. The guide was great very helpful if how the walk was structured and the gear and food we needed to take with us, The walk was amazing and the transport arrangements were very organised.

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