Crete Discovery
Samariagorge - resting point
The Samariagorge (16km) can be booked in the office of Strata tour in Kissamos, and cost € 30,00 (kids €15,00) for the transfer by minibus to the start of the Samariagorge at Omalos.You find Strata tours on the plateia Kazantzákis. The entrance fee for the gorge is € 5,00 per person, keep the tickets you must return it again at the exit of the gorge. For €2,50 one you can be taken to the end of the gap with a minibus to Agia Roumeli. By boat from Agia Roumeli to Paleochora costs € 17,20. The departure point is the office of Strata tours Kissamos. Upon arrival of the ferrry in Paleochora the minibus of Strata tours will be waiting for the trip back to Kissamos. Between 20:30 to 21:00 hours you are back in Kissamos. Really recommended (Prices subject to change). See the timetable of Anendyk ferrys on the page LINKS.
 Samaria Gorge Samaria Gorge. Samaria Gorge - Resting point
Samaria gorge
Kissamos - Polyrrinia - Kissamos
From Kissamos walk one can walk trough Kounopitsa and Galouves, when you past Galouves follow the sandy road on the end of this road, you see an old school of Polyrrinia. To the left of the road, you can see a multiple water tap connections, go straight from there, walk past the 2 houses till the corner in the road. On the right hand side you can see a small trail going up, follow this trail. Above to the left is there a bus stop and a tavern Odysseus where you can eat and drink something. We pass a raki distillery and the shop of Giorgos Tsixlakis, who makes use of olive wood and object of art. Halfway to the top is a tavern Akropolis, also is there a cache hidden at the top. From the top you have a fantastic vieuw to the area of Kissamos. We are walking back to the bus-stop and further down past the bus stop. Following the first sandy trail to the right and continue to follow it until a small white church with a red roof, on you left hand. On the fork in the road, one goes to the right, in the direction of Kounopitsa. Once one arrive in Kounopitsa one can see to the right a small church wich seems to be resting on concrete pillars, past the church, a trail goes up, follow this until a certyain moment you can see Kissamos below. Follow the trail down to Kissamos. Duration of the walk is 3 hours out and 3 hours back.
Vieuw from Polyrrinia
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Samaria Gorge - Watertap