From CHANIA IMBROS GORGE Tour
2nd Largest Gorge in Crete (9 km)
Very nice for Hikers, even beginners!
Swim in the Refreshing Cool Waters of Southern
Cretan Villages in the end INCLUDED
Air-Conditioned Luxury Bus
Full Liability Insurance
Chania Thursday & Sunday
Full Day (11 Hours)
Imbros Gorge, Entrance
08:30-09:20 Pick up
10:20 Arrival at Imbros gorge – free time for coffee
10:40 Beginning of the hike
13:00 Hike ends at Komitades Village (depending on
how fast you walk)
Departure for Sfakia (or else called Chora Sfakion)
13:30 Arrival at Sfakia where you can swim or enjoy
a meal at the local taverns
16:30 Departure from Sfakia
18:00-18:30 Arrival at your Hotel
REMEMBER TO BRING!
Sun Cream Sunglasses and Hat Long-Sleeved Shirt for Sensitive skin Good Hiking or
Running Shoes Swim Suit and a Beach Towel! Bottle of Water Light Snack (fruits etc.)
Imbros Gorge is located in province Sfakia and is the second largest gorge in Crete,
following Samaria Gorge. The picturesque scenery and its wilderness in
combination with the low difficulty make the descent of Imbros ideal for families
with children. The walking length of the gorge is 9 km and the course lasts about
2.5 hours. You can walk to the gorge all year round and it is definitely worth
During your descent you will meet various famous locations such as the
“Airplane”, “Stenada”, “Mesofarango” and “Xepitira Arch”.
Imbros gorge was the escape route for thousands of allied troops retreating from
the north of the island. During the period of the battle of Crete in 1941 the troops
headed for Chora Sfakion to be collected by ships.
Points of Interest, Chora Sfakion
From Imbros Village you will start hiking until “Komitades” village. You will meet traces of the old stone paved trail that was once the
main passage from Sfakia to Chania.
After approximately 1 hour of walk into the gorge, you will reach the narrowest point of the gorge. The walls of the gorge are less than 2
meters apart and tower 300 m. above. At the end of the gorge you will reach “Komitades” village, where the bus will take you to Chora
Chora Sfakion is the capital of the remote and mountainous region of Sfakia. The untamed landscape is combined with the quiet.
Charming seaside settlement. The sandy beach with the crystal clear blue waters is suitable for relaxation after hiking. A few coffee
shops and taverns are located within and around the villages. In its northern neighbourhood, you will find the ruins of the venetian
"Fortress of Sfakia” or “Castel di Sfacia or Sfachia” where you can get a panoramic view of Sfakia and admire the wilderness of the
Please note that the following are prohibited inside the gorge: radios, singing, excessive noise, disposal of rubbish
in places other than those provided, smoking anywhere other than the rest points, consumption of alcohol.
Please note that Entrance Fee is not
included and is paid on the spot in Cash