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HIKING AT IMBROS GORGE FROM CHANIA

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1 Day Tour
Availability : From April to September
Tour Details
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. The walking length of the gorge is 9 km and the course lasts about 2.5 hours. You can walk to the gorge all year round and it is definitely worth seeing.
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During your descent you will meet various famous locations such as the “Airplane”, “Stenada”, “Mesofarango” and “Xepitira Arch”.
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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.  
 
Points of Interest, Chora Sfakion 
 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 Chora
Sfakion.


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 

 

Please Note: 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. 

 

Please Note: The travel agency reserves the right to alter or cancel any tour,due to adverse weather conditions or insufficient passenger number or force majeure, 12 hours prior to departure time with a notification to the traveler.

Price per person: 30 €

Every Thursday and Sunday

From April to September

Departure Time

08:30

Price Includes

  • Hotel pick-up and drop-off (Pick up mainly from hotels at Kolimbari, Tavronitis, Maleme, Gerani, Platanias, Agia Marina, Stalos, Kalamaki, Agioi Apostoloi, Chania Town, Halepa, Kalyves is provided. If pick up from your hotel is not possible you will be picked up from the closest pick up point. In case you don't know the closest pickup point , please contact us).
  • Transport by air-conditioned Vehicle
  • Hiking Escort
  • Full Liability Insurance

Price Excludes

  • Any Private Expenses
  • Gratuities
  • Food and Drinks
  • Entrance fee to the Gorge (2.50€ per Adult / children up to 10 years old free of charge). Paid on bus in cash
  • Pick-up and drop off from Kalyves area (Minimum number of 4 adults with extra charge of 6,00€ per person). Paid on bus in cash
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