Hiking is our passion!
One of the best full-day hiking trips to discover the outstanding Imbros Gorge & the astonishing Marmara Marble Beach in south Chania, Crete.
We start off in the morning in the cool mountain air and hike down the historic and spectacular Imbros Gorge, used as an escape route for the allied soldiers during WWII. For approximately 3 hours (11km), we follow the well-marked path under ancient cypress trees, oaks and maples popping up through the rocks, beautiful scenery and some spectacular very narrow passages until we reach the village of Komitades with sweeping views of the south coast!
After a short transfer to the little port of Sfakia Village or Chora Sfakion, we meet our boat taxi captain and in no time we are cruising along the coastline of south Chania to amazing Marmara beach, pure bliss!
There are unusual marble caves to explore by this secluded, pebble beach. A swim in the crystal clear blue water is a must and the option of lunch in the small tavérna overlooking the turquoise sea is also a temptation! Marmara or Dialiskari beach is am amazing secluded small pebbly bay shaped near the exit of the imposing Aradena Gorge, in Sfakia region. The name Marmara means "marbles" and is named after the soft colorful rocks and sea caves, which consist of the most striking feature of the place.
In the afternoon, our taxi boat picks us up for our ride back to Sfakia.
- The impressive Imbros Gorge
- Turquoise waters at Marmara marble beach
- Great variety of scenery and views
- Small groups (max.8-10 persons) - Private/Semi-Private Tour
- English-speaking host from hotel pick-up to hotel drop-off
- Gorge entrance fees
- Private transfers (road: hotel to Imbros, Komitades to Sfakia, Sfakia to hotel & taxi boat: Sfakia-Marmara-Sfakia) as mentioned above
- Personal expenses
Dates & Prices:
- for 2 people: 220.00 Euros / per person
for 3 people: 170.00 Euros / per person
for 4 people: 150.00 Euros / per person
for 5 people: 125.00 Euros / per person
for 6 people: 110.00 Euros / per person
- This trip can be organized from April to October.
- We do not have a fixed/weekly program, all trips are upon request and depend on availability.
- If you are a family, a bigger group? We can customise this trip according to your wishes.
- For cancellations over 20 days before the excursion date, any amount paid is refunded.
- For cancellations up to and including 20 days before the excursion date, no amount paid is refunded.
Good to know:
Hiking time (approx.): 3 hrs (8km) + stops
Duration: approx 08h30 - 17h30 (9hrs)
Elevations difference: 800m-200m
Walking on: Path (sometimes uneven terrain, earth, and stones), dirt track, paved stone path.
Suitable for: Anyone in good health who enjoys hiking, children over 8 yrs.
Don´t forget: Hiking boots (closed/sports shoes), sun hat, sunscreen, sunglasses, water, snack/fruit, camera, hiking poles (advisable), swimwear/beachwear/beach shoes.
PLEASE NOTE: If excursions have to be cancelled due to unsuitable weather (heatwaves, high winds, heavy rain predicted etc), then any amount already paid is refunded. The decision to cancel rests with our Partner Travel Agency. Often, weather conditions can differ greatly from one location in Crete to another (e.g. north to south) so do not be put off by weather conditions where you are staying in Crete. Please note that weather conditions can only be predicted 1-2 days prior to the excursion date, especially at the beginning and end of the summer (April/May and October). On the date of the excursion, each participant will be asked to sign a “Participant agreement, release and acknowledgment of risk” statement in order to participate in the excursion.
Health issues: If any participant suffers from any severe allergy (e.g. to bee stings) or has medical/health issues we need to be aware of, it is important to let us know in advance. This is clearly a safety measure, personal information is by no means violated and all discretion is exercised.
Insurance: The partner travel agency is covered by Professional Liability Insurance. Each participant is advised to take out health/travel insurance before travelling to Crete.