Samaria Gorge DAY TOUR - Balos Travel, Chania, Crete

Samaria Gorge

SAMARIA GORGE – 2021 closing day Saturday 30/10

(2022 opening period in the mid-May – will be announced about a week in advance)

Make your booking now !!! During the winter you can send your requests for the next season and we will contact you !

Samaria gorge is available EVERY DAY ! Stay tuned and… stay safe! Leave all the rest to us!

The Samaria Gorge National Park is a truly natural wonder and offers the ultimate hiking experience, beginning deep in the mountains and ending up practically on the shores of the Libyan Sea.

2022 Program

Itineraries start at mid-May untill the end of October
PICK UP FROM YOUR HOTEL (Or near to your Hotel) from KOLIMBARI – TAVRONITIS – MALEME – GERANI – PLATANIAS – AGIA MARINA – STALOS – KALAMAKI – AG.APOSTOLOI – CHANIA center (Kriti Hotel – Main Market –  Alpha Bank Chalidon Str and more):
  • Day of Samaria Gorge trip: Daily

  • Pick Up
  • cost 28 €


  • departure at 5:15 from the Eleftherios Venizelos Square or from your hotel
  • cost 38 €



– Early morning start and hotel pick-ups if applicable

– Breakfast stop for 20-30 minutes at Omalos(breakfast not included in the price)

– Meet with escord at gorge entrance of the gorge with tickets (paid in advance aboard the bus – 5 euro)

– Crossing of the Samaria Gorge (4-6 hours)

– Free time in Agia Roumeli, good for a meal or swim

– Boat from Agia Roumeli to Sougia or Chora Sfakion pre-purchased by our escord (paid in advance on board the bus – 10 euro)

– Return around 8.30 pm at Chania Center (9:30 at Kissamos area)


fill the “Request Form” or Tel.+30 28220 22900 / +30 694 7091549 or E-mail:

Kindly send your request at least 48 hours BEFORE THE TRIP so we can process it. Eleni, Manolis or Yiannis will get back to you as soon as possible.

Description of the excursion of Samaria Gorge walking!!!

Firstly we walk through a deep ravine that’s bathed in sun yet shaded by trees, shrubs and impressive rocks. Descend from often misty mountains on stony hiking paths, cross crystalline springs, walk over fascinating rocky landscapes, admire breath-taking cliffs and take breaks near gurgling fountains. Samaria gorge is the longest gorge in Europe, extending over 16 kilometres (13km until the exit. There you can take the small bus for the last 3km untill the village).

It begins at the plateau of Omalos deep in the mountains and ends at the little beachside village of Agia Roumeli on the Southern coast of the island (facing the African coast!).

Α unique life experience!!!

As you walk, you’ll admire the changing flora full of pine trees, flowering plants and herbs. At some point after hiking three quarters of the way you’ll come across a fascinating abandoned stone village now used by the National Park Authorities. And if you’re lucky, you’ll also come across wild Cretan goats known as Kri-Kri and get to admire birds of prey hovering in the skies above.

After a break in the little lazy village of Agia Roumeli, hop on a boat that takes you the village of Chora Sfakion or Sougia, where the coach will take you back to our bus and Chania-Kissamos side of the island.

Book early due to high demand

We offer excursions to the gorge as soon as the Park authorities open it for the summer season and until they close it to visitors in the autumn (generally May to October), so always make sure you send your request on time!


fill the “Request Form” or Tel.+30 28220 22900 / +30 694 7091549 or E-mail:

Kindly send your request at least 48 hours BEFORE THE TRIP so we can process it. Eleni, Manolis or Giannis will get back to you as soon as possible.


  • Escord
  • Transfer Coach


Entrance fee to gorge: 5 euros (free for children under 15 years old and half price to students)

Boat ticket from Agia Roumeli to Sougia: 10 euros (50% off for children up to 12 years old)



This tour is not recommended for:

– persons with health problems (e.g. heart disease, breathing problems, fatigue, weak knees),

– pregnant women

– small children

– the physically challenged


  • Samaria gorge closes to the public at the end of October, but may close earlier if autumn rains make some cliffs unstable or damage the path (not uncommon in October).
  • The gorge will also be closed on rainy days during the summer (when there is a danger of rock falls) and also will be closed at the very high temperatures.
  • Thousands of people may cross the Samaria Gorge every day, but you do not need to worry about overcrowding. All these walkers do not start together and as they all go in one direction there will be times when you will think you are almost alone!
  • There are wardens along the way (in radio contact with each other) who will help you in case of trouble or injury.
  • Along the way you will find well-maintained springs with crystal clear water to fill your bottles!
  • There are toilets in several places and plenty of rubbish bins.

Please follow the rules aimed at protecting the park and making the experience safe and pleasant for everyone

Experience the Samaria Gorge

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