Imbros Gorge

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About Imbros Gorge

Full Day Trip - early start (7am) with mid evening return

Imbros Gorge is the second most popular gorge on Crete after Samaria. It is a 11 km long canyon located near Chora Sfakion in southern...

Full Day Trip - early start (7am) with mid evening return

Imbros Gorge is the second most popular gorge on Crete after Samaria. It is a 11 km long canyon located near Chora Sfakion in southern Crete. It may be small, but it is one of the most picturesque, full of wildness.

It runs parallel to its “big sister” the Samaria Gorge and its narrowest part is 1.60 m. Imbros village islocated at an altitude of 780 meters and is at the southern end of the fertile plain of Askyfou. The Imbros Gorge ends after ca 8 km at the village of Komitades.

The first half hour of walking is downhill, with the gorge getting narrower along the way. After +/- 75 minutes you will find yourself in the narrowest, most spectacular spot of the gorge. The walls of the gorge are less than 2m apart and tower 300m above, this area is signposted. Fifteen minutes further down the gorge you will find a pleasant resting place.

The Imbros Gorge mule trail was the only connection between Chania and Chora Sfakion before the road was built. Remains of this trail can still be seen. The gorge witnessed an evacuation of several thousands of British soldiers during the second World War. 

It is easier to pass than Samaria gorge, it has no dangerous points, and it takes about 2 1⁄2 hours to be crossed.

After a short rest in the village of Komitades we continue to the southern coast of Crete. The untamed landscape flows in the Libyan Sea. The sandy beach with the crystal-clear blue waters is suitable for relaxation after hiking. A few coffee shops and taverns are located close to the beach.

Indicative timetable

07:00-09:00 departure from hotel

09:50-10:20 rest rooms & coffee (against charge) at Imbros Village

10:50-14:15 hike through the gorge

14:30-16:00 time at leisure at southern Crete

17:45-19:15 return at hotel

What is included? 

- Bus - 

- Escort 

What is not included?

- Food & beverage

- Entrance fee for Imbros gorge: 3,00 €/ad & ch up to 10,99 free

Suitable for families with elderly children

For active clients who consider the Samaria Gorge trip too much, this Gorge trip is 3 hours walk in fantastic scenery

Good to know !!!

Not suitable for guests who are not sporty at all, who have heart problems, too high or too low blood pressure, knee problems, who are diabetic, who are pregnant.

Clients need walking or trekking shoes, a bottle of water & something to eat.

Clients should bring sun protection and hat. Spring & autumn clients should bring a light jacket. 

Moneyfor the entrance fee & optional lunch & drinks.

Swimming costumes for those who want to go bathing in the Libyan Sea.

!!! Entrance fees could change during the season.

Trip Details

Full Day Trip
07:00 - 19:15

Opening Times

Dates
30th Jun - 30th Nov
7:00 am to 7:15 pm

Pricing

Adult
12 - 99 years
€38
Child
4 - 11 years
€19

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