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From Rethymno/Chania: Imbros Gorge Hike

4.2 / 5

38 reviews

From Rethymno/Chania: Imbros Gorge Hike

From £27.15 per person

Discover the history and the unique beauty of Imbros Gorge.

About this activity

Free cancellation
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Covid-19 precautions
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Duration 8 hours - 1 day
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Live tour guide
English, German, Russian
Pickup included
Pickup is from your accommodation. You will receive an email from the local partner with the pickup details. Pickup begins earlier than the stated starting time.

Experience

Highlights
  • Swim in the refreshing waters of the Libyan Sea
  • Enjoy a traditional Mediterranean meal in a local restaurant
  • See the exquisite beauty of the landscape here
Full description
Discover the Imbros Gorge, which runs parallel to the more famous Samaria Gorge. Although the Imbros Gorge is smaller, many people prefer to cross here because it offers a very different hiking experience than the Samaria Gorge. Of the 11 kilometers, 8.5 kilometers are suitable for hiking. Discover the exquisite beauty of nature in this narrow passage and learn about the stunning rock formations.  According to legend, the name Imbros was given to the village, and subsequently the gorge, because two Greek brothers chose to live here after they were banished from Imbros Island when it was connected to Turkey. For many years, the Imbros Gorge served as part of the trail that connected the city of Chania to the Hora Sfakion village. It is notable that during World War II, after the Battle of Crete was lost by Greece and her allies, many thousands of British soldiers passed through the Imbros Gorge towards South Crete in order to get to Egypt.  After the hike, take a swim in the stunning refreshing Libyan sea. Eat lunch with the locals in the taverns. 
Includes
  • Full day bus tour
  • Professional guide
  • Pick-up and drop off to and from your hotel
  • Entrance to the Imbros Gorge, which is € 2
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • All required protective equipment is provided
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
  • You must keep social distance while in vehicles
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds

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  • Please bring water and wear a hat and comfortable shoes
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.2 /5

based on 38 reviews

Review summary

  • Guide
    4.5/5
  • Transportation
    4.6/5
  • Value for money
    4.2/5
  • Safety
    4.7/5

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I originally booked the Samaria gorge trip, but as it was cancelled due to the weather conditions I was offered this as an alternative for the day. The hike itself is fairly easy, they give you almost 3 hours to complete it, we did it in about 2 with plenty of photograph stops, so even if you’re not super fit it’s doable, however be prepared that pretty much the whole path is downhill and on rocks, so appropriate footwear is important as it can be hard on your knees and ankles. The second stop in Sfakion by the sea was nice but short as the weather was too cold/windy to swim in the sea, on a nicer day I’m sure it’s a lovely experience as well. Everything was very well organised and Ingrid is a lovely guide, I can recommend this trip if you’d rather chose an easier but similar adventure to Samaria.

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17 October 2021

Everything was well arranged. We were picked up last at our hotel. The bus ride was not too long. Nice hike in the gorge. Was glad I had my high hiking boots on...full walk over rocks. Afterwards a small stop in a tourist village for a terrace. Had a nice day

11 September 2021

Very nice and fairly easy hike. Can be chosen with advantage if you are hesitant about the Samaria gorge. Our guide Ingrid was very clear and professional and she arranged medical care for a traveler who injured himself during the hike while the others bathed or ate lunch in the nice village Sfakia. A very nice excursion that I highly recommend.

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20 August 2021

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