06:45 Pick up time
Surrounded by the White Mountains, Omalos plateau is located 38km south of Chania at an
altitude ranging from 1,100 meters. The plateau is frequently covered by snow in the
winter. The National Park of Samaria Gorge starts here. The Gorge is 16 km long and it
became a national park in 1962, particularly as a refuge for the rare kri-kri (Cretan goat).
07:30 Entrance of Samaria Gorge - Xuloskalo
Xiloskalo is the starting point for the thousands of visitors of the famous Samaria Gorge at
1250m. In Xyloskalo you will see the forest guard kiosk and the information center about the
White Mountains and the National Park of Samaria. You will issue the entrance fee at the kiosk.
The hiking distance of the gorge is 15 km, from Omalos Plateau to the beach of Agia Roumeli,
the distance of the gorge though is 13 km long.
Depending on your pace it will take you 5-7
hours to cross the gorge. From Agia Roumeli beach you will take the ferry to Sfakia where we
will be waiting for you.
18:00 Pick up from Sfakia (upon arrival of the ferry)
19:30 Arrival at Chania
Pick up and drop off from hotel
Free map and bottle of water provided on the tours
Duration: approx. 13 hours