Hiking on Crete Island

Greece

Hike one of the purest, unspoiled, and isolated areas of the South Europe. Splendid sea side and mountain trails, overnight stays in traditional seafront villages, Greek hospitality, Mediterranean food, and exceptional wine.

Itinerary

Day 1: Hiking Samaria Gorge

You'll meet your guide at 9 am in Chania towns main square Market, before heading off to Omalos Plateau

Today you'll hike one of the longest and most beautiful gorges in Europe - the famous Samaria Gorge. A well-marked trail runs for 16 km inside the gorge and exits at the Mediterranean Sea. You'll end the day by the sea, with a chance to swim and enjoy an evening meal.

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After a hearty breakfast, you'll begin a day of hiking. The seaside trail runs along the coastline through pine forests. After lunch, you'll ascend the south side of the mountain towards your final destination - the remote village of St. John.

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You'll start the day at the entrance of Aradaina Gorge. The well-marked trail through the gorge passes impressive rock formations - home to many local birds. Finally, you'll exit the gorge and onto a magnificent secret beach with crystal waters – The Marble Beach.

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Via a magnificent seaside trail, you'll cross the marvellous Sweet Waters beach to the historic Sfakia village - a place with a much to learn about WW2 history.

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August 2021
Mon
23 Aug
9:00AM
Thu
26 Aug
4:00PM
€1,100

Fully booked

FAQs

Start: 9 am in Chania town on Crete Island - Central Market.  

End: 4 pm in Chania town on Crete Island - Central Market.  

Included

  • Guides
  • All transportations during the trip
  • Samaria National Park entrance fees 
  • Accommodation in traditional seafront hotels in double rooms 
  • Breakfasts and snacks
  • Boat ticket (Marmara Bay to Loutro Bay) 

Excluded

  • Flights
  • Visa (if applicable)
  • Travel insurance
  • Lunch and Dinners

By boat from Piraeus Port - Athens.

By Airplane (Daskalogiannis International Airport or Heraclion airport to Chania)

The trip is ideal from beginners with an average level of fitness. 

  • Hiking shoes
  • Backpack (30 -40L)
  • T-Shirts 
  • Long trousers 
  • Shorts
  • Sun hat and sunblock 
  • Light towel, flip flops and swimwear
  • A light rain jacket and light fleece jacket 
  • Personal overnight equipment (toiletries) 

Day 1: 6 - 7hrs with 1250m of ascent

Day 2: 5hrs with 700m of ascent

Day 3: 4hrs with 600m of ascent

Day 4: 4hrs

Provided by Olympus Alpine Guiding

Skyhook Adventure is an Authorised Agent of Olympus Alpine Guiding. Please familiarise yourself with the Olympus Alpine Guiding Terms & Conditions and Skyhook Adventure's Terms & Conditions.