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The Unique Private Tour Of Samaria Gorge

Highlights

  • Visit the wild south Chania.
  • Once in a life-time experience
  • Discover the largest gorge in Europe
  • Explore the fantastic nature inside the gorge
  • Learn everything from a local mountain guide
  • Swim at the beautiful beach of Agia Roumeli
  • Learn about the plants, herbs and Cretan wildlife
  • Experience a unique hike with beautiful surroundings
  • Chauffeured private tour ensures a more relaxing and personal experience.


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Описание

The gorge of Samaria is the gem of the White Mountains! Hidden in the south part of the Chania district, it is the biggest gorge in Europe, covering an area of 18 kilometres in length. The nature park of Samaria was added to the World Network of Biosphere Reserves by UNESCO in 1981, with the aim to give prominence to and to protect valuable habitats for man and the rest of the biosphere.


The gorge of Samaria is counted among the top destinations of the Chania district, and a journey to Chania can never be considered complete unless you visit the gorge. You should therefore attempt a visit there, and its beauty will definitely not disappoint you.


The gorge’s path starts at Xyloskalo (Omalos plateau, 1.227 meters altitude), and after following the river bed, it ends up at the littoral village of Agia Roumeli. The trail of Samaria is the most visited trail in the country. It is perfectly equipped with signals and signs which eliminate the danger of getting lost, it is comfortable and very well cared for, mostly with stones and soil. It is not considered a challenging hike, vivid proof that hundreds of people cross it daily from the opening (in May) till the closing of its visiting season (in October). It is an enjoyable hike, not a strenuous one, with many landscape alternations and a multifaceted environment. However, one should always keep in mind that though the trail as a whole is not tricky, one should be more careful during some parts of the trek.

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Itinerary

Your escort will pick you up from your hotel’s lobby with one of our comfortable & luxury vans we drive to Omalos plateau. We can have a short stop for breakfast & coffee (optional) before you enter Samaria. Then we start hiking. Inside the gorge, you can walk on your pace-however, your escort follows in a close distance for safety reasons. The gorge ends up at the village of Agia Roumeli. There, you have free time to swim in Agia Roumeli or lunch (optional). At 17:30, the ferry will get you to Sougia or Sfakia (usually Sougia) & the driver will be waiting at the port to drop you off again at your hotel.

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What's Included

Included

  • Hotel pick up and drop off
  • English speaking driver
  • English speaking mountain guide
  • Bottled water per person
  • Gorge’s entrance fee
  • Boat tickets
  • All taxes, fees and handling charges
  • Transport by air-conditioned minibus/minivan
  • Private tour



Not Included

  • Gratuities (optional)
  • Lunch


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Additional Information

What to bring with you for this tour... except your besy mood & smile :)

·        Your Camera

·        Comfortable clothing & shoes

·        Sunscreen & hat during summer months

·        During spring and autumn, we advise you to bring a jacket.

 

Booking & Cancellation Policies

·        If a tour is cancelled due to low participation or bad weather conditions, the company will refund 100% of made payments.

·        In the case of allergies, tolerances or food preferences, please inform the company in advance.

·        The company reserves the right to make minor changes in the program when considered necessary, for example, in unfavourable weather conditions. This can be done without prior notice.

·        Regular Stops – There are stops every 30-40 minutes, for everyone’s convenience. If a client feels sick or it is necessary to stop, please inform your driver accordingly.

 

Meals & Alternatives

·        In the case of allergies, tolerances or food preferences, please inform the company in advance.

·        Meals (when included) usually contain traditional Cretan recipes.

·        Appetizers, main courses and desserts will usually be served in platters according to the local way of eating.

·        We can offer vegetarian – vegan alternatives, but we require prior notice during reservation.

·        The client has the responsibility to inform the company in advance of any food allergies to find suitable alternatives if possible.

·        Alcohol consumption is not allowed for children and teenagers under the age of 18 years old.

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About the provider

GS TOURS

GS Tours Chania Ltd is a travel and tourism company with long experience in offering unforgettable experience in Crete island.

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