From Chania: Full-Day Samaria Gorge Trek Excursion
- Pickup available
- Skip the line
- Duration options: 10 - 12 hours
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Very well organised day out, but be warned, it’s a very long day! We left our hotel at 6am and didn’t return until 8pm. The trail is doable in good runners but much more enjoyable and comfortable in hiking boots. I would recommend bringing a sandwich and some snacks like nuts and bananas. Our bus stopped off at a cafe on the way to the trail head which sold sandwiches and snacks as well as coffee and orange juice. Tomas was very helpful and gave some great guidance on rest stops and suggested times which kept us on track. We are experienced hikers so we didn’t see Tomas again until we collected our ferry tickets in Agria Soumeli. We set off at around 7:45am and reached the beach at Agria Soumeli at 1:30pm. I would strongly recommend bringing a towel and togs as it was one of the best sea dips I’ve ever had! We did the hike at the end of October but I don’t know if I could have done it in July!
Booked this tour last second and so glad I did! The eBike tour is a great way to see the city in a short time. Alex included great sites, explained the history and significance, and made it extremely fun! He also shared insights into Cretan culture and traditions that were interesting to learn. Communication and coordination in advance were also excellent and the mezze afterwards was very delicious. Alex genuinely cares about his guests and delivering a great experience. Highly recommend!! You won’t be disappointed. Bravo!
Really great experience! We had heavy rain and expected the activity to be cancelled but our guide happily accommodated us. This is a family business and the operators are skilled at making everyone comfortable and feel at ease. A lovely evening of trail riding with beautiful views, a delicious meal and warm hospitality. It could be improved by providing lockers to secure valuables, and briefing participants at the beginning, to help anxious abs inexperienced riders to know what to expect throughout the journey.
What a beautiful day! Very funny welcome and instruction by the boss, absolutely lovely horses and a very nice ride - both for our daughter and for us as parents and then a delicious lunch. And all employees are very, very friendly. Highly Recommended!
Quality excursion, value for money and impeccable organization.