From Rethymno/Chania: Imbros Gorge Hike

4.3 / 5

19 reviews

From Rethymno/Chania: Imbros Gorge Hike

From $38.38 per person

Discover the history and the unique beauty of Imbros Gorge.

About this activity

Free cancellation
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Covid-19 precautions
Special health and safety measures apply. Learn more
Mobile ticketing
Use your phone or print your voucher
Duration 8 hours - 1 day
Starting times 7:00 AM, 8:00 PM
Instant confirmation
Live tour guide
English, Russian
Pickup included
Pickup is 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. Of the 11 kilometers, 8.5 kilometers are suitable for hiking. Discover the exquisite beauty of nature in this narrow passage and learn about the stunning rock formations.  According to legend, the name Imbros was given to the village, and subsequently the gorge, because two Greek brothers chose to live here after they were banished from Imbros Island when it was connected to Turkey. For many years, the Imbros Gorge served as part of the trail that connected the city of Chania to the Hora Sfakion village. It is notable that during World War II, after the Battle of Crete was lost by Greece and her allies, many thousands of British soldiers passed through the Imbros Gorge towards South Crete in 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
  • Pick-up and drop off to and from your hotel
  • Entrance to the Imbros Gorge, which is € 2
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • All required protective equipment is provided
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
  • Customers must keep distance in vehicles
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds

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Know before you go

  • Please bring water and wear a hat and comfortable shoes
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.3 / 5

based on 19 reviews

Review summary

  • Guide
    4.4/5
  • Transportation
    4.4/5
  • Value for money
    4.3/5
  • Safety
    4.7/5
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Everything was organised very well. We were picked up from near where we stayed and driven to the start of the gorge. Had to buy our own tickets. Make sure you have cash before you leave because the ticket office only accepts cash and there's no ATM anywhere there. Also make sure you have water because, unlike Samaria gorge, there is no water anywhere inside. You can wait at a tavern on the other side for your bus which will take you to the sea. We only had about an hour to get to the beach, swim, change and come back but it was enough. The bus then took us all home. Great experience!

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September 5, 2020

Nice guide Babara,

It is unpleasant that the travel confirmation mentions for the first time that the tour ends "somewhere". In fact, we were brought back to the hotel. The tour did not last 12.5 hours but ended after 9 hours without having discussed this. Entry to the gorge currently costs 2.50 euros.

October 5, 2019

Good and beautiful trip

It was a good about beautiful trip. We booked a tour with the German guide, but the guide was English speaking! Fortunately, we also understand English, but when you book a tour with a German guide and get it confirmed, it should also be a German guide and not English!

August 17, 2019

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