The Samaria gorge

Scroll down

The Samaria gorge

A private tour with a mountain guide to the famous Samaria gorge. A classic hiking route for nature lovers. The gorge is located in the southwest of the island, in the province of Chania, between the White Mountains.

Being the longest gorge in Europe, 18 kms, it usually takes 7 hours to go through it. The trek is impressive, descending, easy and clearly marked, but as it is quite long, so good shape is required as well as an experience in long walking.

12 hours
book this excursion
up to 2 days in advance
departures from Chania:
daily upon request
departure place:
Chania center or from your hotel - please indicate your pick up point when booking ( for pick up points 15km+ away from Chania's center, an additional fee will be charged)
departure time:
services included:

personal pick up and drop off with flexible start time

private tour with a mountain guide

transfers in fully air-conditioned car/van

entrance ticket to the gorge

boat trip ticket Agia Roumeli- Sfakia

all taxes

services not included:

food and drinks

prices (VAT included)

Prices per person:

1 adult  – 450 euros per person

2 adults – 250 euros per person

3 & 4 adults –  180 euros per person

5 & 6 adults –  150 euros per person


infants 0-3.99 years old      free of charge 

YOUTH 4-12 years old       50 euros per child


Persons per private tour: min 2 adults – max 6 persons

cancellation policy

2 days in advance before departure - retention of deposit

less than 2 days before departure – 100%

Your mountain guide will meet you at your preferred location within the Chania town region. The departure is done quite early, before 7 a.m. and it takes an hour to reach the Omalοs plateau where the trail begins. Optional stop for breakfast or coffee at the beginning of the gorge.
While descending the gorge you will receive extra personalized attention by your mountain guide who will give you information about the history of the area, the flora and fauna. There is plenty of time to take it easy, stop to rest, take pictures, eat snacks, etc.
The trail ends at Agia Roumeli where you can swim, rest and have lunch in one of the local tavernas. The ferry  departs at 5:30 pm to Sfakia where your private transfer will be  waiting to take you back to Chania. Arrival around 8pm.
PLEASE NOTE: As this tour involves walking through a gorge, trekking shoes are recommended as well as light clothing, please do not forget your towel, swimming suit, sunglasses and sun hat. We suggest only to carry 1 bottle of water, as you can fill it up in different points of the gorge.

Tour Location