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 seeing.

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 & Sfakia 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 Sfakion.
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 nature.


> 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

TIMETABLE (Indicative)


Pick up from Hotel/Accomodation/Pick up point


Arrival at Imbros gorge – free time for coffee and/or breakfast


Beginning of the hike


Hike ends at Komitades Village (depending on how fast you walk)
After short break, departure for Sfakia (or else called Chora Sfakion)


Arrival at Sfakia where you can swim or enjoy a meal at the local taverns


Departure from Sfakia


Arrival at your Hotel/Accomodation/Pick Up Point


To Bring:

1) Sun Cream
2) Sunglasses and Hat
3)Long-Sleeved Shirt for Sensitive skin
4) Good Comfortable Shoes 5) Swim Suit and a Beach Towel!
6) Bottle of Water
7) Light Snack (fruits etc.)

To Know:

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.


1) Pick-up/Drop-Off
2) Hiking Escort
3) Air-Conditioned Luxury Bus
Full Liability Insurance


Entrance Fee for the Gorge is not included and is paid on the spot in Cash



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