Imbros Gorge is shorter, less strenuous but equally beautiful as the renown Samaria Gorge, Imbros is the perfect gorge for those who want an easy hike.
The gorge of Imbros is the second most popular gorge for walkers in Crete after the gorge of Samaria. It is much easier to walk than Samaria: not steep and not partiulartly difficult, the walking distance is 8 km, total descent is around 600m and the average walking time is about 2.5 hours. The path is generally easier underfoot.
It is crossing a changing scenery, from its green start by the fertile Askyfou plain to its rocky end near the dry south coast, with some very spectacular sections, especially the several very narrow passages and with a good shade for several parts.
Suitable for anyone in good physical condition and with no hiking experience required, a good option for families too, Imbros offers a great opportunity to descend a Cretan gorge and end by the sea, combining hiking with swimming in crystal clear waters.
Solid walking shoes is a must-have to enjoy the day.
After the hike we drive to a beautiful beach, have a relaxing break and swim in the crystal clear water of the Libyan Sea.
After a late lunch at the coastal village of Sfakia or Chora Sfakion, we will return to your hotel in the late afternoon.
A Rough rundown of tour program
- Drive from Chania to Askifou plateau : 1hr
- Hike of Imbros Gorge : 3hrs
- Beach time : 1hr 30min
- Lunch at Sfakia : 1hr
- Drive back to Chania : 1hr 30min
Please note, that all private tours focus on authenticity, interaction and seamless service and reflects our personal insights and expert knowledge of the island. Please feel free to contact us for more inspirational suggestions. Our team is always happy to pull off a fabulous tailor made proposal and give our guests the opportunity to discover the island’s beauty and culture in a way that goes beyond the usual, showcasing "the other" Crete.
Prices per tour : 495.00 Euros (2 Persons) - 535.00 Euros (3-4 Persons) - 570.00 Euros (5-6 Persons) - 610.00 Euros (7-8 Persons)
Included: Private transport with a/c deluxe mini van, English speaking guide, Entrance ticket to the gorge, Walking sticks are provided on request, at no charge.
Not Included : Lunch (can be added at +20 Euros per person)
Duration : +/- 8 hrs
Suggested Start Time : 08.00 AM
Notes : Participants are encouraged to wear solid sneakers or light hiking shoes and have with them a backpack, hat, sunscreen, swimsuit, sandals/light shoes for the beach, beach towel. Walking sticks are provided on request, at no charge.
Cancellation policy :
08 days or more prior to tour : no penalty
07-02 days : 50%
01 day or less : full charge
Please Note :
- In case the specific tour chosen can not materialize because of weather or other conditions beyond our control, clients will be able to reschedule for another day or will be offered a replacement tour. If the options offered are not accepted by clients, the tour is cancelled and is fully refundable.
- We retain the right to cancel a tour in case of non sufficient participation – since we run each tour for a minimum of 4 persons.
Please contact us for pricing and further information.