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Offline Colin & Sandra

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Samaria Gorge
« on: April 16, 2015, 10:20:44 AM »
Does anyone know how much the Samaria Gorge trip was last year?
Also whether it's best to book through Les or the local Travel Agents?
And any other useful tips or information regarding walking the Gorge.

Many thanks

Offline Billy

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Re: Samaria Gorge
« Reply #1 on: April 17, 2015, 12:39:17 AM »
If it were me I would take a few days out and go to Chania. It's great for a visit. Then get the early bus to Samaria. Do the walk and go back to Chania for another night. Or even better get off the Ferry at Loutro and spend time there. Fabulous place

Offline mickydripping

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Re: Samaria Gorge
« Reply #2 on: April 17, 2015, 08:17:43 AM »
Even better... Take the bus from Honda to Omalos, overnight at the Kallergi  refuge,  a fantastic place to stay, they will give you an early breakfast, and then walk the gorge before the crowds arrive. There's no hurry,  catch the ferry back  to Hora  Shakira and the next bus back to Hania. It will be cheaper than  a organised trip,  more  enjoyable,  and a little adventure. Read the fine details in Rough  Guide  to  Crete

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Re: Samaria Gorge
« Reply #3 on: April 17, 2015, 08:20:01 AM »
Sorry, for Honda  read Honda.... Swift key!

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Re: Samaria Gorge
« Reply #4 on: April 17, 2015, 08:22:04 AM »
Third  attempt,  for Honda  read Chania.

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Re: Samaria Gorge
« Reply #5 on: April 17, 2015, 12:13:41 PM »
I used to stay at the Neos Omalos on the plateau.

The other option is to get a car and head to Chora Sakia. Leave it there and get the Ferry to Loutro. Far closer and you could do the quieter Areadena gorge instead. Then quick blast down the Imbros gorge the day after before coming back to Plakias