The Natural Private Tour of Imbros Gorge

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Explore the amazing gorge of Imbros and discover the beauties of South Crete…

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  • Activity Level Moderate
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  • Private
All about the The Natural Private Tour of Imbros Gorge.

Tour Highlights

  • Discover South Crete
  • Explore the amazing nature inside the gorge
  • Enjoy an easy and wonderful hike
  • Experience a unique hike with beautiful surroundings
  • Learn everything from a local mountain guide
  • Learn about the plants, herbs and Cretan wildlife
  • Swim in the crystal clear water of Libyan sea
  • Visit the historical Sfakia village
  • Chauffeured private tour ensures a more relaxing and personal experience

 

Description

If hiking the Samaria Gorge sounds like too much for you, then Crete comes up with another, easier option – the Imbros Gorge. Walking this 8 kilometre ravine is less strenuous but it’s still something special.

Imbros Gorge is the second most popular gorge on Crete after Samaria. It runs parallel to its “big sister” the Samaria Gorge for 11km and its narrowest part is just 1.60m wide. It takes around 2 to 3 hours to hike the gorge. The first half-hour of walking is downhill through wildflower meadows with the gorge getting narrower along the way. After around 75 minutes you’ll find yourself in the narrowest, most spectacular spot of the gorge. The walls of the gorge are less than 2 meters apart and tower 300 meters above.

The legend tells that two brothers were banished from Imbros in Turkey and lived since then in the Imbros village, Crete. The Imbros Gorge mule trail was the only connection between Chania and Chora Sfakion, before the road was built. Remains of this trail can be still seen. The gorge witnessed an evacuation of several thousands of British soldiers during the Second World War before heading to Egypt.

The Imbros opens onto the sea at the village of Komitades, where we can relax over drinks at a restaurant before continuing to nearby village Chora Sfakion.

The driver and your mountain guide will pick you up from the lobby of your hotel and after about 60 minutes drive, you arrive in the village of Imbros. By the entrance, in a nice café, you can optionally stop for coffee or local breakfast.

Then,the walk through the gorge is following. Your guide is going to point you the native plants and give you more information about the whole area. After the hike through this spectacular path (about 3 hours), you’ll arrive to the village Komitades, where you have the possibility to have a short stop in a local coffee shop. A visit to the capital of the whole province, Chora Sfakion, is following, where you can enjoy swimming by the Coast of Libyan Sea and have lunch. Late in the afternoon, we return to your hotel.

The tour package inclusions and exclusions at a glance
What is included in this tour?Items that are included in the cost of tour price.
  • Hotel pick up and drop off
  • English speaking driver
  • English speaking mountain guide
  • Bottled water per person
  • Gorge’s entrance fee
  • All taxes, fees and handling charges
  • Transport by air-conditioned minibus/minivan
  • Private tour
What is not included in this tour?Items that are not included in the cost of tour price.
  • Gratuities (optional)
  • Lunch
  1. Schedule April to October
    • Schedule: April to October – Upon request
  2. Location Chania

    Chania, Crete

  3. Duration Approximately

    6 hours

  4. Terms & Conditions Don't Forget
    • The company reserves the right to make minor changes in the program when this is considered necessary, for example in case of unfavorable weather conditions. This can be done without prior notice.
    • Reservations must be made 12 hours before the tour. A cancellation must be done 5 days before the tour for 50% refund. In case of later cancellations, no refund will be made from the company.
    • If a tour is cancelled due to bad weather conditions, the company will refund 100% of made payments
    • The gorge is open from April to October. In the beginning and the end of the season the gorge might be closed due to weather conditions.
    • Hiking poles can be provided upon request with an extra fee
    • Lunch can be arranged with an extra fee
  5. Create your Private Tour With Us Join us
    • Tour type: Private tour

    Important Note: This tour is including hotel pick up – drop off for accommodations in Chania city. Pick up from Rethimnon, Heraklion and Lasithi is not included. In case of hotels at least 20km away from Chania city center there will be an additional transportation fee.

  6. Tour Starts ----

    08:00-08:30 am

  7. Starting point Chania

    * Your hotel lobby

    Important Note: This tour is including hotel pick up – drop off for accommodations in Chania city. Pick up from Rethimnon, Heraklion and Lasithi is not included. In case of hotels at least 20km away from Chania city center there will be an additional transportation fee.

We keep our group sizes low so you have the freedom to move around and get involved with your surroundings, as well as more personal attention from our local guides. This intimate size ensures that your group will not crowd your experience. You can participate up to 18 travelers maximum on a trip. Check individual trip pages for maximum group sizes.

The availability listed on our website is updated every minute however on some tours we must confirm arrangements with our people on the ground, a process which usually takes no more than 24 hours. When you book online you will receive a follow-up email confirming your arrangements or a timeframe for when they will be confirmed.

Every departure is guaranteed to run. Yup, all of them. Once you’ve booked and paid, that’s it, you’re going. Guaranteed. Your trip won’t be cancelled by us for any reason (beyond harsh weather or safety issues). Promise.

All documentation is sent electronically by email. Shortly after we receive your payment we will send you your initial documents. Final documentation will be sent by email no later than two days prior to the departure.

Yes, all of our Tour Managers and Tour Drivers speak English, some speak additional languages as well, but your tour will be conducted in English

You will automatically receive an e-voucher to your email address. Please print your voucher/ticket or keep a picture to your mobile phone which contains your unique reference number. Please remember to bring this with you on the day. You will not be allowed entrance to an attraction without a valid ticket.

If there is any problem with your booking or payment details, we will contact you on the telephone number or email address stated in your booking. Sometimes tours may not operate due to insufficient numbers, and we may need to contact you to advise you of any such changes.

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