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“agia roumeli”(177 reviews)
“samaria gorge”(240 reviews)
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Believed to be one of the most scenic national parks in Europe, this gorge stretches more than 10 miles to the south coastal region and offers many hiking trails.
Old National Road Chanion-Kissamou | Lefka Ori, Sfakia, Crete 730 05, Greece
+30 2821 045570
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Great walk today. A good time of the year to go as not too hot- 24 degrees- and not too busy. October. My advice would be to wait until after 10 am to start walking as it can be busy at the top as everyone...More

Thank Lisa R
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

If you’re expecting a leisurely stroll, don’t even bother going to Samaria Gorge. Especially if you are unfit and not used to walking. Me and my partner do around 10 thousand steps per day (sometimes we don’t walk at all) and we found this walk...More

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Reviewed 4 days ago

Take your time to enjoy the drive up through teh mountains and the area around Omalos before or after you do Samaria gorge- beautiful other walks in the area too and so much birdlife, flowers etc.

Thank eamhair
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Whilst on holiday in Chania we wanted to ‘walk the gorge’. Our hotel receptionist suggested getting the bus from Chania. After reading the reviews this is how we decided to get to Samaria. It is very straightforward and simple to get the bus at a...More

Thank daren d
Reviewed 6 days ago

Great hike down the gorge. It's long but not that challenging as it's all downhill with regular rest points and access to water. Got there on a tour bus pretty early around 7.30 (6.10 departure from Chania) and had the gorge to ourselves as it...More

Thank ErinBUk
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great hike of 16 km. If you start from Omalos side first hour you spent on walking down the stairs. We made it in October and it was crowded. Cannot imagine high season. Entrance fee 5 EUR. There is a car park before the main...More

1  Thank malgosiamatusiewicz
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This was NOT a hard hike! It was a long, easy walk at most. We almost didn’t go because of all the reviews saying it was really tough. If you have low-moderate fitness you will be able to complete this easily. It is all flat...More

Thank Ash G
Reviewed 1 week ago

Having completed a few Himalayan walks in the distant pass my wife and myself (ages 65 and 69 respectively) decided on the 16 Km trek in Crete. We are quite fit spending Australian winters enjoying the snow. The weather was ideal and the trek was...More

1  Thank Johnv69
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

One of most beautiful sceneries you can find around. Only national park in Crete and longest george of Europe (16km). Descent starts from 1280m and is very steep at begining. It ends on the shore of Libyan see and nature during the hike is nothing...More

Thank Marko A
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Travelled from Malia (pick up 4.25am and return 11pm). I am a 54 year old male, enjoy playing golf and general walking but no other exercise; I am a healthy weight. If your fitness profile is the same or better than mine you can do...More

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Maya B
10 September 2018|
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Response from ftes | Reviewed this property |
No i think It s better to sait as it is intensive walk during few hours
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Csilla R
28 August 2018|
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Response from Stephen M | Reviewed this property |
It took me and my very fit 10 year old 4 hours down; my wife and other kids took almost 6 hours. I was considering walking back up and wish I had as ferry and bus made me very travel sick. I am a very fit runner - I’d... More
16 August 2018|
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Response from Raoul_Olanda | Reviewed this property |
It is possible. We did that too. You have go take the ferry to Sougia from Agia Roumeli. There is only one in the afternoon. The bus to return to Omalos waits for the ferry to arrive. If you plan to spend the night there... More
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