Imbros Gorge – Komitades Tour

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22.May, 201600

Imbros Gorge – Komitades Tour

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  • 150
    ROUND TRIP
    • 1-4 persons
    • 7hours round trip
    • 145km
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  • 200
    ROUND TRIP
    • 5-8 persons
    • 7hours round trip
    • 145km
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We are on call 24 hours a day and we will be pleased to pick you up from your place and take you to Imbros Gorge with the minimum of fuss. The trip ends with the driver returning you at your starting point, from the exit of the gorge by village Komitades, the time you agreed.

Imbros Gorge

Imbros Gorge

Join Imbros Gorge Tour and explore the amazing Crete landscape! The gorge of Imbros is the second most popular gorge for walkers in Crete after the gorge of Samaria. The main reasons for this are that: It is much easier to walk than Samaria: 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. However, keep in mind that at some points the terrain has big stones, so it’s better to wear hiking boots. Also, be sure to take enough water with you, as the small river that runs through the gorge during the winter dries up in the summer.This is the sort of walk that you could easily walk with children.

It also would not need to take a whole long day. The gorge of Imbros is easier to access: there is a good road (to Hora Sfakion and South Crete running along the upper part of the gorge) and no ferryboat trip is needed to get you back.

Path of Imbros Gorge

Path of Imbros Gorge

Despite being much smaller in size than Samaria there are some very spectacular sections, especially the several very narrow passages. The path into the gorge starts just below the village of Imbros. There are several cafés and tavernas (with ample space for parking) in Imbros and the routes to the entrance of the gorge are clearly marked. Depending on where you start from in the village it will take you between 3 and 10 minutes to get to a small house where you will need to purchase an entrance ticket. The gorge is much smaller in height as well as length and less majestic than Samaria but this also means that at all times you are right next to the slopes and cliffs and have a much better opportunity to see plants and flowers at close range. And there are plenty of interesting flowers to see, especially in the spring.

Imbros Gorge incredible cliffs

Imbros Gorge incredible cliffs

Because the gorge is quite narrow and has plenty of trees you will have shade most of the time. The gorge is small in height as well as in length and less majestic so at all times you are right next to the slopes and cliffs and have a much better opportunity to observe the unique plants and flowers at a close range.

EXTRA: Entrance Fee Gorge: 2,5 € (Kids ‘till 15 years free).

Google Map: Imbros Gorge, Sfakia, Chania, Greece

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