Platanias Taxi Tours: Imbros Gorge Tour. Imbros Gorge – Komitades Round Trip
7hours tour, 145km
Taxi 1-4 persons | Minibus 5-8 persons
Join Imbros Gorge Tour and explore the amazing Crete landscape! Imbros Gorge – Komitades Round Trip: 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.
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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.
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.
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