Discover the allure of Imbros Gorge, the second most renowned gorge on this picturesque island of Crete. Nestled in parallel to its larger counterpart, Samaria Gorge, Imbros offers a captivating 8-kilometer (5-mile) trek that begins in the charming village bearing the same name and concludes in the scenic town of Kommitades, nestled within the Sfakia province. This delightful journey typically takes around 2 to 3 hours to complete, ensuring an enjoyable and leisurely experience for all.
Your adventure begins with a convenient pick-up from your hotel’s lobby by our experienced escort. After a pleasant 90-minute drive, we arrive at the village of Imbros. Here, you have the option to indulge in a delightful local breakfast or simply savor a cup of coffee to prepare for the upcoming hike.
With our licensed trekking guide leading the way, you’ll be introduced to the native plants and offered insightful information about the area’s rich natural beauty, as well as the island’s diverse flora and fauna. The initial 30 minutes of the hike lead you gently downhill through a stunning natural environment, setting the stage for the narrowing path that lies ahead. After approximately 75 minutes, you’ll find yourself at the most remarkable segment of the gorge, where its walls stand just 1.60 meters apart and tower an impressive 300 meters high.
Imbros Gorge ultimately opens up to the mesmerizing Libyan Sea at Komitades. Here, take a moment to relax and relish a refreshing drink at one of the local coffee shops or tavernas, soaking in the serene coastal ambiance before departing for the provincial capital, Chora Sfakion. We highly recommend taking a dip in the inviting turquoise waters of the Libyan Sea for a truly rejuvenating experience. To complete your day, savor the delectable local cuisine at one of the traditional Cretan restaurants.
Our journey concludes with a comfortable ride back to your hotel in the early afternoon, leaving you with cherished memories of an unforgettable exploration through Imbros Gorge and the enchanting landscapes of Crete.