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From Rethymno/Chania: Imbros Gorge Hike

From Rethymno/Chania: Imbros Gorge Hike

From £26.65 per person

Discover the history and the unique beauty of Imbros Gorge.

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Duration 8 hours
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Live tour guide
English, Russian
Pickup included
Pickup from your accommodation. You will receive an email from the local partner with the pickup details. Pickup begins earlier than the stated starting time.


  • 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. 
  • Full-day bus tour
  • Professional guide
  • Pickup and drop-off to and from your hotel
  • Entrance to the Gorge (€2.50)
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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4.3 /5

based on 60 reviews

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Guide was impressive in that she spoke 4 languages fluently. Even though it was a large tour bus, everyone spread out on the trail and we really had it to ourselves most of the time. But be forewarned that this is not an easy hike. You walk through a dry riverbed with loose rocks the entire way.

19 June 2022

We had a lot of stress booking this trip one was cancelled we had three different pick up times two pick up points and two days on the phone trying to sort out wish we drove ourselves wasted valuable holiday time the tour itself was really good but will never use this sort of booking again Sally and Richard sheppard

20 May 2022

Great tour and Imbros is definitely worth visiting! We came in April, so Samaria was still closed to tourists. Instead we opted for Imbros, and we were not disappointed. The hike is at times quite steep (you will be going down) but in general - doable even for unexperienced hikers. Take good shoeas though, as the path is stony all the way. Entrance is 2.5EUR and is not included, so be sure to take some cash with you as well. The guide was super friendly and during the ride (beautiful views!) she was providing some interesting info about places we were passing, or generally regarding the island. Great experience, one of the highlights of our trip :)!

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24 April 2022

Product ID: 162671