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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’s 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 May 2013

Fantastic day out. Spectacular scenery a walkers delight.
Tour is well organised, getting you there and back, but leaving you to enjoy walk at your own pace.
It's an early start and late back, but always interesting with nice views across the island.
With rest/food stops along the way to break the journey.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2012

Samaria Gorge was one of the most spectacular hikes I have had in some time now. I highly recommend this for people who do not mid a long and tiring hike through a wonderful and one-of-its-kind landscape. The towering heights of the gorge simply dwarf you and leave you awestruck!. The tour was so well arranged, that I couldn't have asked for more. Sufficient stops for toilets, coffee etc., we were even offered free Tea service at one stop in the morning ( a surprise- didn't know this!). The tour operators were well organized (hats off to viator for teaming with them). The Guide Rithi was absolutely amazing, she was so fluent in so many languages. I really appreciate the punctuality of the tour operators and to my surprise also other tourists on-board. All-in-all a must-to-do activity for anyone in Crete. Of course, the activity calls for a lot of fitness!

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