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Samaria Gorge: Day Trip from Agia Pelagia, Heraklion & Malia

Explore Europe's most majestic gorge. Follow the route of the ancient Taras River and experience one of the most spectacular treks in Crete.


  • Hike through a vast canyon to the sea
  • Explore the abandoned village of Samaria
  • Enjoy a boat trip along the south coast of Crete

Enjoy breakfast at Rethymno, the first stop on this 17-hour Samaria Gorge excursion. Begin your trek at Xiloskalo, where you'll enter the vast, 18-kilometer canyon.

Hike along a path that follows the route of the ancient Taras River. Admire the caves that formed a natural shelter for the Cretans in war times and now are home to wild goats.

See the abandoned village of Samaria before reaching the Iron Gates, 3 kilometers before the end of the gorge.

Rest and enjoy lunch (at your own expense) at the small fishing village of Agia Roumeli. Cool off with a refreshing swim in the Libyan Sea before boarding the ship that takes you back to the village of Sfakia.


  • Round-trip bus transportation
  • Multilingual tour guide
  • Pick-up at the main road near your hotel

Availability  Getyourguide.com

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