Mini Samaria Adventure - 2 Days

Mini Samaria Adventure

Experience Samaria gorge and the south coast of Crete on this 2 day, multi-activity exploration.

Whole body experience, immersed in nature.

“Mini” 2 day option: Kayak and Hike.

Longer, 4 day option also available: E-bike – Kayak – Hike – E-bike.

Go at your own pace, without the crowds.

Personalized small groups.

Breath-taking scenery, unforgettable experiences.

Prices

May: from €190 (2 day) | €470 (4 day)

June: from €190 (2 day) | €490 (4 day)

July/August: from €230 (2 day) | €590 (4 day)

September: from €190 (2 day) | €490 (4 day)

October: from €190 (2 day) | €470 (4 day)

Join us on one of our scheduled dates (see overview) or contact us to book this trip for your own dates!

Overview

Truly experience the wonders of nature in this human powered 2 day exploration of Samaria National Park, the White Mountains and the Cretan South.  Kayak along rugged coastlines, and hike the longest gorge in Europe, enjoying stunning views, spectacular nature and local wildlife.

We are flexible.
We have fixed dates but you can ask us about coming on your preferred dates.
We offer multi-day tours that include accommodation, but if you have your own favourite place to stay, we can organise just the activities, ask us.

Scheduled dates

May: 17/5 – 18/5 2021
– From 190€ (Single room supplement: 35€)

June: 20/6 – 21/6 2021
– From 190€ (Single room supplement: 45€)

July: 16/6 – 17/7 2021
– From 230€ (Single room supplement: 55€)

August: 18/8 – 19/8 2021
– From 230€ (Single room supplement: 55€)

September: 13/9- 14/9 2021
– From 190€ (Single room supplement: 45€)

October: 26/10 – 27/10 2021
– From 190€ (Single room supplement: 35€)

Other dates are available, contact us to book!

Highlights

  • Hike Samaria Gorge at your own pace
  • Stunning views on scenic roads
  • The scents and sounds of nature
  • Traditional Cretan villages
  • Kayak on turquoise crystal water
  • Admire the rugged coastline
  • Beat the crowds
  • Full body experience

Itinerary

Day 1
Sea Kayak - Rugged Southern Coastlines

Welcome meeting and briefing in the traditional town of Kissamos, followed by a car transfer to Sougia, on the South coast.

See the stunning southern coastline from a different perspective, as you kayak with a guide from Sougia to the small villlage of Agia Roumeli, only accessible by boat.

Enjoy the flexibility of the kayaks as you explore small bays and beaches, rock formations and sea caves along your way. Expect soaring cliffs, turquoise clear waters and plenty of opportunities for swim/snorkel stops as you go.

Spend the evening at your leisure in Agia Roumeli. Refuel with a cold beer and great food with a sea view at one of the tavernas, take a dip in the Libyan sea from the pebble beach or hike up to the old fortress overlooking the village for some really spectacular sunset views.

Overnight in Agia Roumeli.

Day 2
Hike - The Longest Gorge

Today you will hike, at your own pace, the stunning gorge of Samaria – the longest gorge in Europe. It runs 16km from Agia Roumeli to Omalos in the White mountains.

Take advantage of your perfect positioning (waking up almost at the entrance to the gorge) to get an early start, or plan the day as you wish. Most walkers need 5-7 hours to cross the gorge.

You will walk the gorge uphill – easier on the knees! – and should arrive at the impressive narrow point “Portes” early on in your hike, with very few other walkers around. Perfect photo opportunity!

Experience the gorge in relative solitude, allowing you to fully appreciate the scenery and enjoy the changing environments around you, as you pass from rocky riverbed and coloured rock faces, past the abandoned village of old Samaria, through shady pine forests and finally ascend to the exit in the mountainous village of Omalos, where we will be waiting to collect you and transfer you to the town of Chania or Kissamos.

Accommodation

We work with a number of tested and trusted accommodation providers around West Crete.

In Kissamos our preferred accommodation is in a family run, 3* beachside hotel with swimming pool. Rooms are comfortable, clean and the majority offer sea views (always our preference when available). A delicious fresh breakfast is offered each morning in the communal spaces and the hotel also has a bar with light snacks available during the day. The hotel is located in a quiet residential area just on the outskirts of Kissamos town, and is easily walkable to beaches, tavernas, bars, cafes and shops.

Our standard accommodation choice is for shared rooms with twin beds, although single rooms (supplementary cost) or double beds (e.g. for couples) can be requested. If accommodation at our preferred option is not available we will provide accommodation of a similar standard at other local hotels.

For tours that include accommodation in other locations around Crete and West Crete, our preference is for twin rooms in family run rooms, small hotels or occasionally country villas. Amenities of course vary place to place. We always prioritise comfort, cleanliness and location to ensure you get a friendly welcome and a good night’s rest. Waking up to a great view is the cherry on top.

We are happy to provide full details of the chosen accommodation for your specific trip on request. Arranging your own accommodation is also possible on request. Please note that our accommodation choice is flexible, so if you have a strong preference for a specific accommodation we may be able to accommodate that – ask us!

Included

  • Accommodation and breakfast for 1 night
  • One taverna meal
  • Sea kayak, including paddle & safety equipment
  • Local information
  • Transfers by road
  • - from Kissamos to Sougia
  • - from Omalos to Chania/Kissamos

Excluded

  • Flights
  • Transfers to/from the indicated start points
  • Travel insurance
  • Other meals not indicated
  • Entrance fee for Samaria National Park
  • Personal extras

We’d like to welcome everyone to the life-changing Cretan outdoors.

For this reason, we want to make it as easy as possible to book the experience, and to get a refund in case travelling is difficult.

We need to make the best of it, even and especially as the times are uncertain.

  • Book now, free to cancel until 30 days before departure
  • Pay balance at 30 days before departure
  • Full refund in case travel restrictions are in place
  • 20% deposit
  • 50% refund for cancellation between 30 and 7 days before departure for reasons other than travel restrictions
  • Maximum 15€ fee per booking cancellation
  • Small groups of maximum 8 participants
  • Subject to minimum number of participants. We’ll notify you when the minimum number has been reached and the trip is guaranteed to run
  • Full refund in case minimum number of participants not reached

Activities & routes listed in the itinerary are weather dependent. We will always try to stick as close as possible to the itinerary but the activities and may be rearranged or substituted in case of need.

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Mini Samaria Adventure
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190 Per Person
190 Per May - June, September - October (2 day)
230 Per July and August (2 day)
35 Per Single supplement (starts from)
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May - June, September - October (2 day)
190 Per May - June, September - October (2 day)
July and August (2 day)
230 Per July and August (2 day)
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