The second longest gorge in Chania - but not less of a beauty
To focus on the 8km (5 miles) length of Imbros is actually saying too little about the place. What's important is that it's a "geologist's merry-land". The rock formations here are surprisingly eloquent; they tell the tale of the earth struggling throughout thousands of years to create slopes and elevations like hands kneading dough.
Secondly, it is very unique in that it's a gorge in stages. Its rich diversity gives the impression of having visited more than one places, all equally fascinating. Also, the difficulty for the visiting hiker is unexpectedly lower than what 8 km would imply. It is, in my opinion, quite an easy hike, despite its length.
Another plus is that it's located in an area of outstanding beauty, where the desert-type south coast contrasts best with the abundant cypresses of the mountains. Last but not least, on the way there you'll pass by the Askifou plain: a Rembrandt painting come alive. I am confident that after experiencing Imbros you will agree this tour is a definite thumbs up!
- From your place of lodging within the greater Chania area to the entrance of the gorge
- From the exit our driver takes us to where we picked you up
- If there's a tavern stop included, that is also part of the itinerary.
** In case of bad weather this tour cannot be done (mainly for security reasons). So, we can wait for the next day with good weather to take the tour, or, after prior communication, opt for a tour to protected venues e. g. the "Cretan Palate" or the "Cook-out" tours.
Meeting Location + Tour Duration
Meeting location: We will pick you up with our driver from wherever you reside within the greater Chania area. If you haven't booked a hotel yet, please contact me when you've done so through ToursByLocals.
When we meet, and as with most tours, a Liability Waiver will have to be signed by the participants. I can provide you with a digital copy so that you have ample time to read it before our meeting, during which I will also provide the hard copies to be signed.
End location: The tour ends where it started unless you prefer another location. I could provide you with suggestions on what to do next depending on your preferences.
Duration: 5 hours 30 min.
That's approximately from pick-up to drop-off. A possible meal, extremely recommended in this area because of it's all-local production, should round the whole thing up to 7 hours.
Car / Isuzu 4 X 4, 2015, 5 pax maximum (incl. driver). Air conditioned.
In case you desire an executive vehicle or if your group consists of more than 3 people, I can arrange hiring an appropriate means of transportation for you. I will notify you of the price, well in advance.
- My time and service as your private guide through the Imbros gorge.
- Transportation with owned vehicle.
- Dedicated driver
- The admission fee of 2,5 euros/person
Estimated Local Cash Needed
25 euros - You will not need any money in the gorge. Whatever things you'd like to have with you, you should bring. You should have a bottle of water and a light snack, at least. If you decide to go to a restaurant afterwards, it should be a total of about 25euros/person, at most
- Any extra snacks or drinks
- In the cases of groups of more than 3, the extra cost of hiring an appropriate vehicle shall be covered by the travellers, after prior arrangement. Please contact me for a quote.