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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.
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Old National Road Chanion-Kissamou | Lefka Ori, Sfakia, Crete 730 05, Greece
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Reviewed 1 week ago

just red sombodies review that 10:30 was to late to start hiking. but i have to. notice, that all the companies, including sparrow travel start this trip the same time 6:00 from malia, so all heraklion area groups start hiking about 10:00-10:30.

Date of experience: May 2018
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Our family is planing to take walking in Samaria gorge. If we go with children (9-12 years). It wont be dificult for them?

Date of experience: March 2019
1  Thank Jurgita B
Reviewed 4 February 2019

The first 4 kilometers of decent, makes you realize "this is going to be tough". It was rough, warm (hot) and very impressive. This is something you have to do. We will do this again sometime, but than without the bus transfer: sleep in the...More

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank KoeneRem
Reviewed 21 January 2019

The park is closed in winter, but the drive into the mountains from Chania is worth it. We were there on a Saturday with lots of families playing in the snow and just enjoying the outdoors. You can only drive to the entrance to the...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank TomDDP
Reviewed 16 January 2019 via mobile

This was one for the bucket list. Had a great day hiking in the gorge and enjoying the beautiful scenery and wildlife. The trail is mostly downhill, then pretty flat when you reach the bottom. The difficult part was that every step was on uneven...More

Date of experience: September 2018
1  Thank ColumbusJewel
Reviewed 6 January 2019 via mobile

My wife and I trekked the entire 16km walk. We started early morning and it was quite cold but as you start to descend it gets warmer. You have beautiful views initially then as you descend the scene changes to more brush and trees. Then...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed 14 December 2018 via mobile

I went on this walk single and found my future wife, we have been married 16 yrs. So not saying you will find a wife on this walk but you will certainly have a great time and see some beautiful views. There are piles of...More

Date of experience: May 2018
3  Thank Andrew L
Reviewed 24 November 2018 via mobile

My GF and I planned to hike the gorge during our visit to Crete. Well prepared for the long hike this was going to surely be one of the highlights. The day before she hurt her ankle so we decided taking this hike was too...More

Date of experience: July 2018
2  Thank Alegria_en_sol
Reviewed 7 November 2018 via mobile

If you have the time and the energy this is a must for all fit walkers You start with cobbled steps thro to large bolders onto tree lined walk ways of which most of the time you are going down hill. Free flowing streams which...More

Date of experience: October 2018
1  Thank Mark C
Reviewed 30 October 2018 via mobile

Beautiful Vistas and breathtaking scenery at every turn. Very worthwhile despite the pain! We came to Crete in October mainly because we wanted to walk the gorge and didn’t fancy doing it in the heat and busyness of summer. We are a family of 3...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Response from Nick B | Reviewed this property |
Yes Bus Station in Chania is in a square in centre of town, not far from old town. We went to Samaria Gorge on a pre-booked trip via the hotel. Actually you may be less pressured if you go independently! At Chania Bus... More
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Response from dmcc1973 | Reviewed this property |
Sorry, I don't know, we went in the summer, which is peak tourist season, plus I am only reading your message now, sorry about that... was it open?
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