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

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

Your full-day excursion to Samaria Gorge begins with pickup in Heraklion and a drive to Omalos, in the heart of the White Mountains. Enjoy breakfast before setting out on your challenging 10-mile (17 kilometer) hike. The trek will take you over rocks and stones, through a forest of thousand-year-old trees and along a river by fresh-water springs. Along the way, you’ll have spectacular views of Crete’s most beautiful mountain range, and you are also likely to see mountain goats roaming in the wild. You will be accompanied by a professional mountain escort who speaks English, German and Greek. Your escort will be there to explain all the necessary information about your hike and provide you with the tickets for the entrance and ferry. After your breakfast you will enter the Samaria Gorge, where you can walk at your own pace as your guide waits at the end of the group to help you out if you need them. At the end of the trek you’ll visit the village of Agia Roumeli, where you’ll find a number of taverns, bars, and shops. You can enjoy some free time to take a swim or have some lunch. Late in the afternoon you’ll board a boat that will take you from Agia Roumeli to Sfakia, where your bus will be waiting to transfer you back to the starting point.

From Hora Sfakion: Private Boat Rental for Day Cruising

2. From Hora Sfakion: Private Boat Rental for Day Cruising

From Sfakia you can easily explore the south coast all the way along to Agia Roumeli (village at the end of Samaria gorge, no roads!) and also the remote and beautiful beaches and villages (Agios Pavlos, Marmara marble beach, Loutro fishing village again no roads!), Sweet water 'Glyka Nera' beach and Illingas beach - the options are many, you will not get bored! You will get all the tips you need and of course a detailed briefing upon rental.

From Sfakia: Private Boat Cruise & Beaches with Lunch

3. From Sfakia: Private Boat Cruise & Beaches with Lunch

This full day Domata Agios Pavlos boat trip offers you unique views and access to some of the most secluded and remote beaches along southwest Crete. Most of the places you visit during the day have no road access and are only accessible by boat or on foot! Starting in Chora Sfakion (or Loutro), we set off for the furthest beaches of the day, Domata, Fournoti and Kalogeros. The distant view of Crete from the boat enables us to take in the island´s majestic high peaks and imposing gorges that plummet into the deep blue sea. With a 99% chance of there being nobody else on the beach, we enjoy an undisturbed swim. From then on, we travel back along the coastline stopping at any remote beach we fancy! We visit the Byzantine chapel of Agios Pavlos on its deserted beach and stop for lunch at the marble beach of Marmara or at the picturesque fishing village of Loutro. Finally we have a last swim at the refreshing Sweet Water (Glyka Nera) beach before returning to Sfakia. Our Domata Agios Pavlos full day boat trip is ideal if you want to explore almost all the southwest coastline in a day!

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You will get an email confirmation about the time when your bus will pick you up in the morning. Our one was 5:20 from Hersonissos. We had 2 stops on the way there plus all passenger collection, got to the destination at 10:30. Our guide gave us the map and collected money (me and my wife paid 32€ together for the boat and entrance to the Samaria George) which you need in cash for the boat transfer at the end of the tour. Make sure to wear good shoes as you're just about to go 1200 meters downhill and all surface is out of rock with slippery or sharp shape. There is plenty of stops where you can refill the water straight from the spring and couple of toilet stops. We got back to hotel at around 11pm and on the way back we had one stop. Departing 17:30 from the port.

A very interesting experience! The ride started very early and we picked up many more participants along the way. That's why the whole thing took a long time, as many hotels were checked out. Our guide and the bus driver were very nice and funny, which loosened up the whole thing. There was no breakfast as in the description, but you could buy food during one of the two breaks during the bus ride. As we arrived a bit late that day, the hike was very stressful because we had to catch the last ferry at the end, so we couldn't see everything in detail, but the hike itself and the view were worth it. Overall a nice day!

Really well organized hike from the pick-up to the drop-off. The guide was kind, well informed and he took good care of all of us. Besides that, the hike was totally worthy, but difficult. I'm in good shape and after the 11km could hardly walk anymore. The way down is tedious, so wear good shoes, bring energy bars, bring some bandages for blisters and do not forget your camera, the view is absolutely stunning!

Really a beautiful trip! However, a little harder than expected. Remember swimwear! It is delicious to take a swim in the sea afterwards. The guide was in control of everything with tickets, including tickets for the ferry. The bus driver drove very well and comfortably on the uneven terrain. Huge recommendation from here

One of the best excursions we have ever booked! The rental company and their team were very efficient and informative. They ask you to download an app to ensure you don't get lost and also aids in confirming your location should anything happen. 10/10 :)