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Imbros Gorge

close to Chora Sfakia, Crete, Greece
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Imbros Gorge Hiking Day Trip Including Traditional Cretan Snack
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“pickup truck” (28 reviews)
“chora sfakion” (9 reviews)
“half way” (13 reviews)
close to Chora Sfakia, Crete, Greece
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Reviewed 27 October 2017

I think we are spoiled from having lived in Colorado and hiking the rockies, but this was underwhelming. The trail is mostly rocky with not a lot of wildlife or amazing views. There were some neat parts like where the gorge narrows towards the end....More

Reviewed 16 October 2017

We started at the bottom of the gorge, by the little chapel. A few hundred meters in, there is a ticket booth. Pr. Oct 17 the ticket price is € 2.50 each. The gorge is quite easy to walk, but I recommend good shoes. In...More

Thank grykem
Reviewed 12 October 2017 via mobile

We read reviews about how difficult some people had found Sumaria Gorge and holidaying without our walking boots decided to give the 'easier' lmbrose Gorge a go. It is walking on loose stones all the way! It was a day of trying not to slip...More

Thank Susan2676162
Reviewed 12 October 2017 via mobile

Really enjoyable walk with some beautiful and stunning scenery yesterday. I cannot compare to Samaria, but for an easy but thoroughly enjoyable piece of Cretan scenery, here are some notes. The cost is €2.50 per head The length of the walk is variable! At the...More

1  Thank ajhotspur
Reviewed 10 October 2017

We chose to hike the Imbros Gorge instead of Samaria because the logistics were easier and it would not take the entire day. We arrived in Imbros at 9:30 am. If entering the village coming from Chania, you will see multiple signs for parking. The...More

Thank Cathy W
Reviewed 6 October 2017

It is one of the easier gorges in Chania. You need about 2,30 hours to pass it. It has many interesting elements, particularly in the first half. You can find the entrance very easily.

1  Thank George T
Reviewed 3 October 2017 via mobile

Imbros Gorge is a medium length gorge not yet overrun by hikers. The tour of ~8 kilometers can be completed in roughly two hours with a small fee (2.50€ in 2017) at the entrance of the gorge. While the scenery is nice, it does not...More

1  Thank HundredWattBulb
Reviewed 2 October 2017

We really enjoyed our walk through the Imbros Gorge. We were staying in Aptera near the north coast so it was an interesting, beautiful (and winding!) drive through the mountains to Imbros village at the head of the gorge. We parked in the Taverna Kalinorisma...More

Thank PhandEm
Reviewed 1 October 2017 via mobile

We walked this gorge yesterday, fully loaded (hiking backpack with 15kgs of gear, and started actually all the way in Chora Sfakion and walked through to Amoudari). We noticed everybody is going downhill from this gorge, but if you want some more active hike i...More

Thank jannekever
Reviewed 30 September 2017

The good things of the Imbros Gorge (canyon) is that you can walk through this canyon all year around. Even in the winter season. The Imbros is less crowded than the Samaria Gorge, which also is a big advantage. As the difference in hight is...More

Thank Margrieta2013
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14 September 2017|
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Response from s p | Reviewed this property |
Agree. It a ticke office and taverna for last nature break before the walk . Best to start at the top and walk down.. let gravity help you.. walking up hill from the bottom end is also possible. And there is a ticket office... More
Sue L
8 September 2017|
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Response from Theofiel | Reviewed this property |
18 KMS (all hairpin curves), 20 mins drive, goed roadster, no problem
6 September 2017|
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Response from s p | Reviewed this property |
Dont see why not. But in that case you will miss some of the more interesting spots. If your relctance is due to severity of the walk then suggest you start at the top and let gravity help you on the way down.. much better... More