Samaria gorge is 16 km long and it takes approximately five to six hours to walk that distance.
There are daily buses starting from Chania to the head of the gorge. The buses depart from Chania’s Central Bus Station at 06:45 and 08:15 and the fare for the single fair is 7.50 euro or for the round trip is 14.80 euro.
Agia Roumeli is the village at the end of the gorge, where restaurants and accommodation can be found. There are boats to Chora Sfakion or Sougia. For return on the same day, you must take the 17:00 boat to Chora Sfakion. The fare is €11 that can be purchased in Agia Roumeli only.
There are buses from Chora Sfakion to take you back to Chania, departing at 18:30.
Visiting hours are 07:00 to 15:00 daily. The park remains open from 1st of May to 15th of October.
Entrance Fee: Full Price €5. Student Discount €2.5. Children under 15 go free.