Samaria Gorge Tour – Sfakia Round Trip

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22.Jan, 201700

Samaria Gorge Tour – Sfakia Round Trip

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    • 1-4 persons
    • Transfer to Omalos
    • Pick up from Sfakia or Paleochora
    • 120km trip
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    TRANSFER & PICK UP TRIP
    • 5-8 persons
    • Transfer to Omalos
    • Pick up from Sfakia or Paleochora
    • 120km trip
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We are on call 24 hours a day and we will be pleased to pick you up from your place and take you to SAMARIA GORGE with the minimum of fuss.

Complete guide to the gorge of Samaria

  • Close to the village of Omalos, Xyloskalo is located. This is the entrance to the National Forest of Samaria and you will see the ticket exchange there. The Samaria National Park has traditionally always opened to the public at the beginning of May. You have to pay an entrance fee of Euro 5.00 to enter the park (free to children under 15, half price to students). The tickets are held for control at the exit.
  • The walk through the National Park of Samaria is 13 km but you will have to walk the extra 3 km to Agia Roumeli from the exit of the National Park making it a total of 16 km.
  • Once you have walked through the gorge and are in Agia Roumeli you take a ferry boat returning to Hora Sfakion or to Paleochora.

Summer timetable 2018 for the ferry line:

  • Returning to Hora Sfakion:
01/04/2018 – 30/04/2018 Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun
Agia Roumeli – Loutro – Hora Sfakion*4 11:30*1 & 17:00 11:30*1 & 17:00 11:30*1 & 17:00 11:30*1 & 17:00 11:30*1 & 17:00 11:30*1 & 17:00 11:30*1 & 17:00

01/05/2018 – 31/10/2018 Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun
Agia Roumeli – Loutro – Hora Sfakion*4 08:30*1 & 11:30 &  17:30 08:30*1 & 11:30 &  17:30 08:30*1 & 11:30 &  17:30 08:30*1 & 11:30 &  17:30 08:30*1 & 11:30 &  17:30 08:30*1 & 11:30 &  17:30 08:30*1 & 11:30 &  17:30

01/05/2018 – 31/10/2018 Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun
Agia Roumeli – Loutro – Hora Sfakion*4 08:30*1 & 11:30 &  17:30 08:30*1 & 11:30 &  17:30 08:30*1 & 11:30 &  17:30 08:30*1 & 11:30 &  17:30 08:30*1 & 11:30 &  17:30 08:30*1 & 11:30 &  17:30 08:30*1 & 11:30 &  17:30

Prices:

Adult:12,5 €

Child: 6,00 €

  • Returning to Paleohora:
18/12/2017 – 31/03/2018 Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun
Agia Roumeli – Sougia – Paleohora      15:00   15:00    

01/04/2018 – 30/04/2018 Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun
Agia Roumeli – Sougia – Paleohora 17:00*1 17:00*1 17:00*1 17:00*1 17:00*1 17:00*1 17:00*1

01/07/2018 – 09/09/2018 Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun
Agia Roumeli – Sougia – Paleohora 17:30 17:30 17:30 17:30 17:30 17:30 17:30
10/09/2018 – 31/10/2018 Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun
Agia Roumeli – Sougia – Paleohora 17:30 17:30 17:30 17:30 17:30 17:30 17:30

Prices:

Adult:17,20 €

Child: 8,60 €

NOTE: The time table is limited so you should be at Agia Roumeli on one of the available departure times.

  • The trip ends with the driver returning you from Hora Sfakion (or Paleohora)at your starting point.

EXTRA

  • Entrance fee to gorge: 5 euros (free for children under 15 years old, half price to students)

  • Boat ticket from Agia Roumeli to Hora Sfakion or to Paleohora

Entrance to the National Forest of Samaria

Entrance to the National Forest of Samaria

Book now Samaria Gorge Tour and visit one of the most beautiful Crete gorges. The gorge of Samaria is the second most visited tourist attraction on Crete (following the Minoan palace of Knossos) and by far the most popular walk. More than a quarter million people walk through the gorge every year from May to October. In winter the gorge is closed to visitors due to danger posed by water and falling stones. The Samaria Gorge Tour Experience – back to the roots of Cretan traditions.

Samaria bridges

Samaria bridges

Samaria gorge is the longest one in Europe. It is an area of stunning natural beauty. Rare flora and fauna have survived in this area and are protected. The mountains that have formed it are wild, high and steep. One will pass through forests of ancient cypresses and pines and descend between vertical cliffs.

 path starts from Xyloskalo (near Omalos)

The path starts from Xyloskalo (near Omalos) in the White Mountains at an altitude of 1230 meters and comes to an end at the village of Agia Roumeli at the Libyan sea. Walking through the gorge usually takes anything from 5 to 7 hours (excluding the breaks).

Nature in Samaria Gorge

Nature in Samaria Gorge

In the gorge you will find unique plant and life species protected by international conventions.It is reported that there are 450 species of plants in the gorge and according to the law, nothing can be removed from the Samaria site, not even a flower. Inside the gorge you can meet its famous inhabitants, the chamois of Crete, what the locals call “wildlife” and tourists “kri – kri”.

Losing is rather impossible as you move anyway in a human stream. There are fountains in various places and toilets. Actually,the natural beauty of the place, the rivers you will encounter during the journey, and the final destination that combines mountain and sea will be an experience not to be missed.

The village of Agia Roumeli

The village of Agia Roumeli

If you would like to avoid the crowds, you could choose to start your walk towards the middle of the day. This way you could reach Agia Roumeli in the evening, having enjoyed the gorge all to yourself. You could spend the night in Agia Roumeli and then have a wonderful day at the beach before you leave.

Google Map: Samaria Gorge, Hora Sfakion, Greece
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