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Trekking the Samaria Gorge in Greece

Chania, , Greece
Trekking | Hiking

An adventure experience
Organized by Giorgos
Guided activity
Duration: 12 hours approx.
English, French, Spanish
Includes lunch
This activity has discounts for
Groups (+4 people) €100
Groups (+7 people) €60

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Activity description
Do you like trekking and would like to explore Greece? Come and discover the most impressive gorge in Europe, the Samaria Gorge.


Greek adventure


If you are excited about new adventure and joining the world of trekking are a real explorer this is a perfect chance for you.


The Samaria Gorge is widely known among the travellers as the longest gorge in Europe with 18 km of length and 150 m wide at its widest parts. In 1962 Samaria was declared as a National Park and as a Biosphere Reserve by UNESCO. It is considered as a wildlife refuge and belongs to the Natura 2000 list of natural protected areas of European Union. This park is the largest natural space in Europe and simply a haven for wildlife and endemic plants.



The National Parak of Samaria


The park entrance is located at an altitude of 1200 m above the sea level in the plateau of Omalos. From there we will start out descent towards the sea of Libia and the village of Agia Roumeli.

La entrada al parque se encuentra a una altitud de 1200 m de altura, en la meseta de Omalos. A partir de aquí, comenzaremos nuestro descenso hacia el mar de Libia y el pueblo de Agia Roumeli. We will go by an area of pines and cypresses, an abandoned town and also walk along the river bed.


Get ready to live unforgettable and exciting experiences and to enjoy the breathtaking views of the mountains where you can contemplate the natural environment and cultural heritage that Greece beholds!


The gorge and its beautiful surroundings


This impressive gorge crosses Lefka Ori at its northern point and ends at the sea. It formed as a result of great geological forces which led to the elevation of some areas and the collapse of the others, and also created numerous cracks in the area. Due to the erosion process of the rocks provoked by the nearby waters the pressure had created and then formed high rocky areas.

The human intervention is quite evident in all the flora and the typical Mediterranean region, but in spite of that, it was all done with respect and with the aim of continuous preservation of the natural landscape.


A historical place


If we look at it from the historical perspective, these steep slopes have always been a home and refuge of rebels, warriors and fighters for freedom especially during the Second World War and the Greek Civil War which followed soon after.
All the residents of Samaria ended up joining the Resistance and their sheep and goats were available for the guerrillas.
This was also the scene of the last battle of the Civil War in Crete known as the Battle of Samaria.

If what you are looking for is to enjoy an unforgettable experience full of history and sports, this is definitely and activity for you. You can come with your friends and family and take part in a new and exciting adventure of trekking in Greece.


What is included:

Entry to the park
Picnic
Tickets for the ferry
Transportation from and to your hotel

Details and equipment
Hat - Sunscreen - Water
Sneakers or hiking shoes - Backpack - Morning light jacket
Swimsuit - Sandals for the beach - Towel

Flexible cancellation

This activity can be cancelled and fully refunded up to 24 hours after booking.

After this time, OnFoot has established that you have up to 2 days before the activity to cancel and get a refund.

If the activity had to be cancelled because of weather conditions, you would have a full refund.


Activity location
Chania, , Greece
Meeting point
Chania, , Greece
Giorgos will contact you once you finish the reservation in order to inform you about the exact meeting point.

Plan your experience

Date
Start hour
Adults

1 Adults x €200
€200

Total
€200
Any doubts? Contact us 627 62 80 80
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