Samaria Gorge, the longest and likely the best-known gorge in Europe, lies 4,000 feet above sea level. Your full-day (12-hour) excursion to Samaria Gorge begins with a pick-up in Rethymno and a drive to Omalos, in the heart of the White Mountains where you can enjoy breakfast before you start the hike.The trek will take you over rocks and stones, through a forest of thousand-year-old trees and along a river and by fresh-water springs.Along the way, you’ll have spectacular views of Crete’s most beautiful mountain range and are likely to see mountain goats roaming in the wild.You will be accompanied by our professional mountain escort who speaks English , German and Greek . Our escort will be there to explain all the necessary information about your hike and provide you the tickets for the entrance and ferry boat.Entrance fee : 5€(until 15years old free of charge) , Ferry fee : 11€ ( Sougia ferry) . Those have to be paid to the guide upon arrival .After your breakfast you enter the Samaria Gorge. Each one of our clients walks on their own pace and our guide will be at the end of the group to help out if you need him.At the end of the trek you’ll visit the village of Agia Roumeli, where you’ll find a number of taverns, bars and shops.You have time for a swim and lunch.A meeting point is arranged to get your ferry tickets from our escort.Late in the afternoon about 17:15 you’ll board a boat that will take you from Agia Roumeli to Sfakia, where the bus will be waiting to transfer you back to the starting point.