Departure from Chania, Full Day (11 Hours), Thursday, Tour Starts at 08:30
TOUR HIGHLIGHTS ü 2nd Largest Gorge in Crete (9 km) ü Very nice for Hikers, even beginners! ü Swim in the Refreshing Cool Waters of Southern Cretan Villages in the end.
INCLUDED ü Pick-up/Drop-Off ü Hiking Escort ü Air-Conditioned Luxury Bus ü Full Liability Insurance.
- 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
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. . During your descent you will meet various famous locations such as the “Airplane”, “Stenada”, “Mesofarango” and “Xepitira Arch”.
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.