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From Rethymno/Chania: Imbros Gorge Hike

From Rethymno/Chania: Imbros Gorge Hike

From US$ 32.44 per person

Discover the history and the unique beauty of Imbros Gorge.

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Duration 8 hours - 1 day
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Live tour guide
English, Russian
Pickup included
Pickup from your accommodation. You will receive an email from the local partner with the pickup details. Pickup begins earlier than the stated starting time.

Experience

Highlights
  • Swim in the refreshing waters of the Libyan Sea
  • Enjoy a traditional Mediterranean meal in a local restaurant
  • See the exquisite beauty of the landscape here
Full description

Discover the Imbros Gorge, which runs parallel to the more famous Samaria Gorge. Although the Imbros Gorge is smaller, many people prefer to cross here because it offers a very different hiking experience than the Samaria Gorge.

Hike 8.5 kilometers and discover the exquisite beauty of nature in this narrow passage and learn about the stunning rock formations.

Hear about the legend of the two Greek brothers that the town of Imbros is named after. For many years, the Imbros Gorge served as part of the trail that connected the city of Chania to the Hora Sfakion village.

Stroll through a piece of World War II history, as walk in the Gorge where thousands of British soldiers passed through after the Battle of Crete order to get to Egypt. After the hike, take a swim in the stunning refreshing Libyan sea. Eat lunch with the locals in the taverns. 

Includes
  • Full-day bus tour
  • Professional guide
  • Pickup and drop-off to and from your hotel
  • Entrance to the Gorge (€2.50)
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • All required protective equipment is provided
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
  • You must keep social distance while in vehicles
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds

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Overall rating

4.4 /5

based on 96 reviews

Review summary

  • Guide
    4.4/5
  • Transportation
    4.5/5
  • Value for money
    4.4/5
  • Safety
    4.7/5

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We had a wonderful time on this excursion! The guide was very informative and made instructions clear in order to get us all down the gorge safely. The hike itself is not too strenuous although some older folks in our group seemed to struggle with it. It’s mostly loose rocks and gravel of all different sizes so it is easy to lose balance. The whole thing is downhill too. After everyone had made it through the gorge, we took another 20 min ride to a small town at the coast and you were able to get food and swim on the beach for about 2 hours before returning to the bus. The whole thing went from about 9:30am to 6pm when we were dropped back off at our hotel due to the 1.5hour bus ride each way. Overall a really wonderful experience and well worth the money for a full day of adventure. Make sure you bring lots of water, snacks, good shoes, and cash for the entrance fee (2.50 per person).

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October 14, 2022

The trip to imbros gorge was very nice. Ideal for walkers who are armatures too amd don't want to do the long hike. This walk is done easily in 2.5 hours if not 2 thats with stopping for pictures and a sandwich halfway. Some helpful tips Entrance to gorge €2.50 you need cash, there is a cafe at entrance. 50c to use the toilet at the entrance which is a swiz. The guid was friendly however, he does not lead the group onto the gorge he goes in last to ensure knowone has fallen over so you won't see him/her. You get about 1 hour at the cafe at the end of the gorge depending in your speed ect. Do not get into any random taxi at the end there are people at the end asking you to get in a taxi this is a scam. Someone lost €35 to this scam. You get about 1 hour in the village, the bus meets you at the end of the gorge and takes you to village and home. The time for pickup said 5-7am chania alpha bank don't be alarmed it will be 9 20am most likely once you get confirmation.

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September 10, 2022

Walked the Imbros gorge with a teenager of 15 years, it is very doable, we started at 09:25 and walked a lot, and it took 2 hours, you walk quite a lot in the shade, which is very nice. The gorge was not crowded, in many places we walked alone. Consciously chose this gorge and not the Samaria gorge because it can be quite busy. We had enough water with us, you can buy something on half.

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August 14, 2022

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