Imbros Gorge Hiking Tour

Imbros Gorge-Fragokastelo
12 hours

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Weekly Schedule

Description

We start the Imbros Gorge Hiking Tour early in the morning with a pick-up service from your hotel. Our bus and tour guide will pick you up in the morning around 08:00 am. The return is estimated to be around 20:30. We use only the best, insured boats, buses and tour guides for our tours and activities.

We drive along the northwestern coast of Crete, and we have our first stop at the village of Skaleta. Here you can enjoy a cup of coffee and a snack, before moving on to the village of Imbros. There we arrive at the entrance of the gorge, at an altitude of 700 meters, above sea level.

The Imbros Gorge

The gorge is located in the province of Sfakia, at the eastern slopes of the White Mountain. Imbros Gorge is 8 km long, and its narrowest part is only 1,60 meters wide with a height of 300 meters. Although it is shorter than the gorge of Samaria. It is very popular for hike lovers, as it offers a very different hiking experience than Samaria Gorge.

The scenery is amazing and the low difficulty of the hike makes Imbros Gorge ideal for families with children, or those searching for an easy trail to explore. It is also recommended for hikers of every age.

Our descent through the gorge is quite impressive. We will see stunning rock formations, various caves to explore, and lovely vegetation such as maples, old cypresses, and oaks.

The fauna of the area is quite rich including wild birds such as the Golden Eagle, the Bearded Vulture, the European Kestrel, the Partridge, ravens, hawks, doves, and many more.

The Hiking Tour

The duration of the walk through this beautiful gorge depends on your fitness and experience levels. It usually takes around  two to three hours. After that you will reach the village of Komitades. From here we take our bus to one of the most stunning beaches in Crete, Fragokastello.

You will admire the impressive Venetian castle of Fragokastello with its own Mith, related to the legend of Drosoulites.

You may relax on the beach sunbathing, enjoying breathtaking views of lofty mountains, wide plains, and the surrounding deep blue sea. Refresh yourself by swimming in the clear turquoise waters.

You may enjoy a delicious meal in one of the waterfront taverns of the area. After that we are heading back to your bus with unforgettable memories from our Imbros gorge hiking tour.

Essentials:

Bring comfortable walking shoes with rubber soles for a good grip.

Pack a swimming suit, a towel, a hat, sun glasses, and a sun cream. Please bring an extra pair of socks also.

Bring a big bottle of water.

Optional and Advices:

Do not bring too much money. Almost every business accepts bank cards.

Try to limit your luggage. Too much weight is always a problem.

Leave your valuables at your hotel. Bring your personal medication.

You must always carry a copy of your passport with you.

Pick-Up Locations

We offer the Imbros Gorge Hiking Tour from a number of locations across Crete. Visitors staying in Hersonissos (Chersonissos), Koutouloufari, Piskopiano, Malia, Stalida (Stalis), Anissaras, Agkisaras, Analipsi, Gouves, Gournes, Kokkini Hani, Karteros, Heraklion, Ammoudara, and Agia Pelagia can easily take part in this experience. For better understanding of our tour pick up points please visit the following page: Pick Up Points. Please note that because of the size of the page the list is only visible on big screens.

Booking Information

On the ticket of the Imbros Gorge Tour you will receive, we will provide full details of the meeting point. We will carefully select the closest and safest pick up place, based on your hotel location.

We include a Google pin and a photograph of the meeting point. This ensures that you can easily identify and locate the meeting spot with confidence.

Our team is always available to assist you. Feel free to contact us at any time. We will provide you an emergency telephone number. This will ensure a stress free experience from the moment you embark on your tour or activity. Your satisfaction and comfort are our top priorities.

Pricing

We are very careful with our pricing. We dislike hidden extras. What you read is what you get. If you need further information please contact us. The Imbros Hiking Tour is €32 for an adult, and €16 for a child.

 

 

Itinerary and Important Information

Itinerary

Below you can read the timetable and schedule of the activity you are viewing. We do everything in our power to be always on time and avoid any long delays.

08:30: Bus departure.
Stop at: Skaleta, a small village near Rethymno. Here we have approx 15 min for coffee or a small snack.
Pass by: Plateau of Askyfou located on the slopes of the White Mountain
Stop at: Imbros village, the entrance of Imbros gorge. After a short briefing from our tour guide, our 8 km hike begins. Usually, it takes 2-3 hours to cross the rocky gorge down to the village of Komitades.
Pass by: Porofarago, Gournia, Stenada, Mesofarango, Gremnaria, Xepitira, and reach the exit of the gorge at the village Komitades.
Stop at: Fragokastelo. Here we have time to enjoy a meal in one of the taverns of the area or swim in the crystal waters of the Libyan Sea. Late in the afternoon, we board our buses for the return journey.
20:45: Approx return time back

Different timetables apply for pickups in different areas like Hersonissos, Heraklion, Ammoudara, Kokkini Hani, Gouves, Analipsi, Anissaras, Stalida, and Malia. Our Customer Service will provide you with the correct timing and a google map pin point for its exact location.

Days and Languages

Monday: English, French, German

Thursday: English, French, German

Included

The following list contains everything that is included in the Imbros Gorge Tour you are viewing.

Services and Products Included

✅ Hotel pick up & drop off area: Heraklion, Hersonisos, Analipsi, Anissaras, Gournes, Gouves, Heraklion, Kokkini Hani, Koutouloufari, Malia, Piskopiano, Stalis, Ammoudara.

✅ Transportation by modern air-conditioned buses.

✅ Professional tour guide (live).

✅ Free time for swimming.

✅ Insurance cover.

✅ Printed or mobile tour vouchers accepted. -Instant confirmation.

✅ Easy cancellation (Cancel up to 24 hours prior to departure time and receive a full refund).

Excluded

We have tried our best  in avoiding any hidden costs for our customers. In the event that any hidden costs appear, through one of our suppliers, please contact us and we will solve the matter with no further discussion.

Services and Products Excluded from the Imbros Gorge Tour:

❌ Entrance Tickets to Archaeological Sites or Places of Interest.

❌ All meals & drinks, unless mentioned otherwise in the tour description or the included section above.

❌ Any other destination not mentioned in the itinerary. – Any services or activity charges other than those included in inclusions.

Not Suitable

A hiking tour may not be recommended for individuals with certain health conditions or physical limitations that could be exacerbated by strenuous physical activity. People with pre-existing heart conditions, respiratory issues, or mobility challenges should consult with their healthcare provider before embarking on a hiking tour. Additionally, pregnant individuals in the later stages of pregnancy and those with severe allergies to outdoor elements may find it unsuitable.

Imbros Gorge Hiking Tour