The Unique Private Tour of Samaria Gorge

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Visit the largest gorge in Europe and live magnificent experiences

All pick-up points for this tour are within Chania region. For pick-up from the other regions in Crete, please contact us.

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  • Vacation Style Holiday Type
    Adventure, Nature, Wildlife
  • Activity Level
  • Private
All about the The Unique Private Tour of Samaria Gorge.

Tour Highlights

• Discover the largest gorge in Europe
• Explore the amazing nature inside the gorge
• Experience a unique hike with beautiful surroundings 
• Learn everything from a local mountain guide
• Discover the South of Chania Prefecture
• Swim at the wonderful beach of Agia Roumeli
• Learn about the plants, herbs and Cretan wildlife 
• Once in a life-time experience
• Chauffeured private tour ensures a more relaxing and personal experience



The gorge of Samaria is the gem of the White Mountains! Hidden in the south part of the Chania district, it is the biggest gorge in Europe, covering an area of 18 kilometers in length. The state park of Samaria was added to the World Network of Biosphere Reserves (MAB: Man & Biosphere) by UNESCO in 1981, with the aim to give prominence to and to protect valuable habitats for man and the rest of the biosphere.
The gorge of Samaria is counted among the top destinations of the Chania district and a journey to Chania can never be considered complete, unless you visit the gorge… you should, therefore, venture a visit there and believe us when we say that its beauty will not let you down…
The gorge’s trail starts at Ksyloskalo (Omalos plateau, 1.227 meters altitude) and after following the river bed, it ends up at the littoral village of Agia Roumeli. The trail of Samaria is the most visited trail in the whole of Greece, it is excellently equipped with signals and signs which eliminate the danger of getting lost, it is comfortable and very well cared for, mostly with stones and soil. It is not considered a very difficult hike, vivid proof of which is the fact that hundreds of people cross it daily from the opening (in April) till the closing of its visiting season (in October). It is a very pleasant hike, not a strenuous one, with many landscape alternations and a versatile environment. You should always keep in mind, however, that though the trail as a whole is not tricky, you should be more careful during some parts of the trek. Your experienced mountain guide will always take care of your safety anyway. 
The tour package inclusions and exclusions at a glance
What is included in this tour?Items that are included in the cost of tour price.

• Hotel pick up and drop off
• English speaking driver
• English speaking mountain guide
• Bottled water per person
• Gorge’s entrance fee
• Boat tickets
• All taxes, fees and handling charges
• Transport by air-conditioned minibus/minivan
• Private tour

What is not included in this tour?Items that are not included in the cost of tour price.
  • Gratuities (optional)
  • Lunch
  1. Schedule April to October
    • Schedule: April to October – Upon request
  2. Location Chania

    Chania, Crete

  3. Duration Approximately

    12 hours

  4. Terms & Conditions Don't Forget
    • The company reserves the right to make minor changes in the program when this is considered necessary, for example in case of unfavorable weather conditions. This can be done without prior notice.
    • Reservations must be made 12 hours before the tour. A cancellation must be done 5 days before the tour for 50% refund. In case of later cancellations, no refund will be made from the company.
    • If a tour is cancelled due to bad weather conditions, the company will refund 100% of made payments
    • The gorge is open from April to October. In the beginning and the end of the season the gorge might be closed due to weather conditions.
    • Hiking poles can be provided upon request with an extra fee
    • Lunch can be arranged with an extra fee
    • Private boat ride from Agia Roumeli to Sougia or Sfakia can be arranged with an extra fee
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    • Tour type: Private tour

    Important Note: This tour is including hotel pick up – drop off for accommodations in Chania city. Pick up from Rethimnon, Heraklion and Lasithi is not included. In case of hotels at least 20km away from Chania city center there will be an additional transportation fee.

  6. Tour Starts ----

    07:00-07:30 am

  7. Starting point Chania

    * Your hotel lobby

    Important Note: This tour is including hotel pick up – drop off for accommodations in Chania city. Pick up from Rethimnon, Heraklion and Lasithi is not included. In case of hotels at least 20km away from Chania city center there will be an additional transportation fee.

We keep our group sizes low so you have the freedom to move around and get involved with your surroundings, as well as more personal attention from our local guides. This intimate size ensures that your group will not crowd your experience. You can participate up to 18 travelers maximum on a trip. Check individual trip pages for maximum group sizes.

The availability listed on our website is updated every minute however on some tours we must confirm arrangements with our people on the ground, a process which usually takes no more than 24 hours. When you book online you will receive a follow-up email confirming your arrangements or a timeframe for when they will be confirmed.

Every departure is guaranteed to run. Yup, all of them. Once you’ve booked and paid, that’s it, you’re going. Guaranteed. Your trip won’t be cancelled by us for any reason (beyond harsh weather or safety issues). Promise.

All documentation is sent electronically by email. Shortly after we receive your payment we will send you your initial documents. Final documentation will be sent by email no later than two days prior to the departure.

Yes, all of our Tour Managers and Tour Drivers speak English, some speak additional languages as well, but your tour will be conducted in English

You will automatically receive an e-voucher to your email address. Please print your voucher/ticket or keep a picture to your mobile phone which contains your unique reference number. Please remember to bring this with you on the day. You will not be allowed entrance to an attraction without a valid ticket.

If there is any problem with your booking or payment details, we will contact you on the telephone number or email address stated in your booking. Sometimes tours may not operate due to insufficient numbers, and we may need to contact you to advise you of any such changes.

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