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Make sure you visit our famous Samaria Gorge. Starting with it's wooden staircase in Omalos village which is surrounded by the magnificent Lefka Ori. The starting point is 1250 meters above sea level and neighbouring mountain Gigilos stands tall peaking at 2080m in full view.
The bus picks you up from your hotel early in the morning and brings you up to Omalos plateau where you can enjoy breakfast before you start the hike.
You will be accompanied by the professional mountain guide who speaks English, German and Greek . The guide will be there to explain all the necessary information about your hike and provide you the tickets for the entrance and ferry boat.
Entrance fee : 5€ (until 15 years old free of charge) , Ferry fee : 10€ ( Sougia ferry) . Those have to be paid to the guide upon arrival .
After your breakfast you enter the Samaria Gorge. Each one of our clients walks on their own pace and the guide will be at the end of the group to help out if you need him. When you reach the end you will see the village of Agia Roumeli. A meeting point is arranged to get your ferry tickets from our guide. You have time for a swim and lunch. At about 17:15 the boat leaves and brings you to Sougia(one hour boat trip). At Sougia the buses are waiting for our guests to bring them back to Chania (About 20:00 return time in Chania). For the other areas such us Platanias, Agia Marina etc the bus needs a little more time.
This trip is not suggested for people with heart problems, elderly or pregnant women!! Six hours should see you through in comfort and leave you time to take photos along the way -as you will certainly want to do. There are no particular difficulties as it gradually makes its way down toward sea level. Be sure to wear strong and comfortable footwear. NO SANDALS!
Children ticket is from 3 y/o-12y/o.
Transportation to and from Samaria
Samaria Entrance 5 Euro, Child until 15 yrs FREE
Boat ticket 10 Euro, Child from 6 yrs - 11 yrs, half boat ticket 5 Euros
Food & Drinks
The Gorge of Samaria Longest in Europe at 18km
Width Ranges from Between 150m to 3m at its Narrowest Point
The Tiny Stone Church Agios Nikolaos
The Famous Sideroportes, or Iron Doors
Streams and Springs with Fresh Mountain Water
Fauna and Flora of Crete
Pick up time and location is at ticket.
In case of delay, call +30 28210 32030
Reservations must be made no later 24 hours prior to departure. Any cancellation must be made 24 hours prior trip. In case of late cancellations, no refund will be made.
If a trip is cancelled due to insufficient participants or adverse weather conditions, we will refund 100% of made payments.
Important! In case of any changes in the excursion program Destination Platanias will send you a sms. Please make sure your phone is on and charged.