The Private Hiking Tour Of Imbros Gorgefrom
Hike the second most famous gorge in Chania with our local mountain-guide. Explore nature and learn about the Cretan flora & fauna.
All pick-up points for this tour are within Chania region. For pick-up from the other regions in Crete, please contact us.
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Vacation Style Holiday Type
- Enjoy a comfortable and easy hike.
- Discover the beauties of South Crete.
- Explore the stunning nature inside the gorge.
- Learn everything about the island’s flora & fauna.
- Swim in the crystal clear water of the Libyan sea.
- Hike the gorge with an experienced mountain-guide.
- Visit the historical Sfakia village and taste the local delicacies.
- Chauffeured private tour ensures a more relaxing and personal experience.
Imbros is the island’s second most famous gorge. Located parallel to Samaria, its big sister, Imbros, start from the homonymous village and ends at Kommitades, a beautiful small town in Sfakia province. It is a comfortable 8 km (5 miles) hike, and you will approximately need 2-3 hours to the exit. Its narrowest and the most spectacular part is just 1.60m wide.
Your escort will pick you up from your hotel’s lobby. After approximately 90 minutes, we will arrive in the village of Imbros. Then, we stop for coffee or local breakfast (optional) before we start the hike. As soon as you’re ready, you enter the gorge with your licensed trekking guide, who will inform you about the native plants and give you more information about the area and the island’s flora & fauna. The first 30 minutes of the hike is downhill through a beautiful natural environment. The gorge is becoming narrower as you keep walking. After around 75 minutes, you will be at the thinnest and most imposing spot of it. The walls of the gorge are less than 2 metres apart and tower 300 metres above.
Imbros opens onto the sea at Komitades. There you can relax and enjoy a drink at the local coffee shops & tavernas before leaving the village for the capital of Sfakia province, Chora Sfakion. There we are definitely suggesting you swim in the turquoise crystal water of the Libyan Sea. Finally, you can taste the local delicacies and lunch in one of the traditional Cretan restaurants (optional). You will be dropped off at your hotel early in the afternoon.
If you wish to explore more options return to the Hiking, Cycling & Outdoor Adventures page.
- 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
- Gratuities (optional)
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.