IMBROS Gorge - 8 km

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Imbros Gorge is located in province Sfakia and is the second largest gorge in Crete, following Samaria Gorge. The picturesque scenery and its wilderness in combination with the low difficulty make the descent of Imbros ideal for families with children.

Details of your trip

The walking length of the gorge is 8 km and the course lasts about 2.5 hours. You can walk to the gorge all year round and it is definitely worth seeing.
During your descent you will meet various famous locations such as the “Airplane”, “Stenada”, “Mesofarango” and “Xepitira Arch”.
Imbros gorge was the escape route for thousands of allied troops retreating from the north of the island. During the period of the battle of Crete in 1941 the troops headed for Chora Sfakion to be collected by ships.
From Imbros Village you will start hiking until “Komitades” village. You will meet traces of the old stone paved trail that was once the main passage from Sfakia to Chania. After approximately 1 hour of walk into the gorge, you will reach the narrowest point of the gorge. The walls of the gorge are less than 2 meters apart and tower 300 m. above. At the end of the gorge you will reach “Komitades” village, where the bus will take you to ChoraSfakion.
Chora Sfakion is the capital of the remote and mountainous region of Sfakia. The untamed landscape is combined with the quiet. Charming seaside settlement. The sandy beach with the crystal clear blue waters is suitable for relaxation after hiking. A few coffee shops and taverns are located within and around the villages. In its northern neighbourhood, you will find the ruins of the venetian "Fortress of Sfakia” or “Castel di Sfacia or Sfachia” where you can get a panoramic view of Sfakia and admire the wilderness of the nature.

Indicative Time-Table

08:30-09:20 Pick up
10:20 Arrival at Imbros gorge – free time for coffee and/or breakfast
10:40 Beginning of the hike
13:00 Hike ends at Komitades Village (depending on how fast you walk) Departure for Sfakia (or else called Chora Sfakion)
13:30 Arrival at Sfakia where you can swim or enjoy a meal at the local taverns
16:30 Departure from Sfakia
18:00-18:30 Arrival at your Hotel

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Hiking Escort
Air-Conditioned Luxury Bus
Full Liability Insurance

Not Included:

Entrance Fee 3€, Children up to 10,99 yrs FREE 

Pick Up time:

Pick up time and location is at ticket. 

In case of delay, call + 306936926673

Tips & Don't Forget

Sun Cream
Long-Sleeved Shirt for Sensitive skin
Good Hiking or running Shoes
Swim Suit and a Beach Towel! 
Bottle of Water, Light Snack (fruits etc.)

Please note that the following are prohibited inside the gorge: radios, singing, excessive noise, disposal of rubbish in places other than those provided, smoking anywhere other than the rest points, consumption of alcohol.


2nd Largest Gorge in Crete (8 km)
Very nice for hikers, even beginners!
Swim in the refreshing cool waters of Southern Crete
Chora Sfakion

Cancellation Policy:

Reservations must be made no later 24 hours prior to departure. Any cancellation must be made 24 hours prior trip. In case of late cancellations, no refund will be made.

If a trip is cancelled due to insufficient participants or adverse weather conditions, we will refund 100% of made payments. 

Important! In case of any changes in the excursion program Destination Platanias will send you a sms. Please make sure your phone is on and charged.

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  1. Start of Gorge, IMBROS
  2. End of gorge, KOMITADES
  3. Chora Sfakion