Day Tour

Samaria Gorge & the South Coast (9 Hours)

Travel2Greece by Travelive

Chaniá, Greece

Valid for Travel Now Through: 31 Dec 2018

Samaria Gorge & the South Coast (9 Hours )

Chaniá, Greece

Tour Features


  • Adventure
  • Culture, History & Arts
  • Family Vacations
  • Sightseeing
  • Wildlife & Nature



Recommended Ages

All Ages

Activity Level



Sit back and relax and enjoy a leisurely scenic drive through the orange growing region of western Crete to Chania and up to the northern hills of the White Mountains, where you will set off for a guided hike through the longest gorge in Europe, the Samaria.

On reaching the plateau of Omalos and the entrance to the gorge, you will have the option of entering the deep narrow valley for a short hike with a local guide and returning, or staying to explore the plateau and enjoying a refreshment before driving down to the small seaside village of Sougia on the coast of the Libyan Sea.

In Sougia, you have the option of doing a spot of sightseeing or swimming for the rest of the day, or alternatively hiking to the hidden archaeological site of Lissos, which is a ninety minute walk each way and of moderate difficulty.


  • For individuals who do not wish to hike both ways to Lissos, a short boat ride can be arranged for the return journey from Lissos to Sougia, weather permitting.

  • The first part of the Samaria Gorge hike is downhill and can be slippery. It is not recommended for individuals who are unfit or have walking difficulties.

  • It is recommended that participants wear strong walking shoes or boots and bring the following items: light jacket, backpack, sunhat, sunscreen, swimsuit, small towel and a bottle of water.

Please note:

  • Crete is Greece’s largest island so pay special attention to the location of the tours you choose.

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Reviewed on: 20 Jun 2018

We realize our trip was only as enjoyable as the many layers of details set up prior to our departure. We had many many transfers on our recent family trip to Greece and every driver was on time, friendly, professional in dress and demeanor, and proficient in English. Our local guides were knowledgeable and informative....and willing to tailor our excursions to our personal interests and time line. We could not have been happier with our hotel selections. Our Villa in Naxos was a dream come-true in every-way. Beautiful secure, well maintained Villa and surrounding grounds. The location provided privacy and proximity to activities, and restaurants with a staff (that became like family) on site-24/7. A overwhelmingly positive experience!!
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