Start your experience with a pickup from your Crete hotel. Then, travel by air-conditioned coach to the entrance of the Samaria Gorge in the White Mountains of west Crete.
Arrive at the plateau of Omalos, the natural gateway to the gorge, and set off on your approximately 11-mile (18 kilometer) hike.
Walk at a pace that suits you and admire the breathtaking views as you follow trails down the mountain slopes. Walk through the gorge’s narrowest section between steep cliffs, and look for wild flowers, deserted settlements, birds of prey and kri-kri, wild goats, along the way.
Toward the end of the hike, walk the gently sloping tracks downhill to the sandy beach and village of Aghia Roumeli on the Libyan Sea.
Rest up from your 5- to 6-hour walk, and then take a boat trip to nearby Chora Sfakion. Step ashore here and rejoin your waiting coach for your return drive. Your trip concludes with a hotel drop-off.