Imbros Gorge Hiking Tour

  • duration icon. 14 hours approximately
  • location icon. Imbros Gorge
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We start our excursion to the Imbros Gorge early in the morning with a pick-up service from your hotel, and driving along the northwestern coast of Crete, 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, where we arrive at the entrance of the gorge, at an altitude of 700 meters, above sea level.
Located in the province of Sfakia, at the eastern slopes of the White Mountain, Imbros Gorge is 8 kilometers 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, 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, and it is recommended for hikers of every age.
Our descent through the gorge is quite impressive, as we 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 more.
The walk through this beautiful gorge can be completed, depending on your fitness and experience levels, in 2-3 hours and brings you to the village of Komitades. From here we take our bus to the village of Sfakia or “Chora Sfakion”, only 5 kilometers away, and you have plenty of time for lunch and swimming. Discover the seafront taverns, famous for their seafood, and more local specialties of Cretan Gastronomy, such as the local “Pies of Sfakia” with honey.

Adult Price: 39€

Child Price (4-12 years): 19.5€

Children 0-3 years old travel free of charge.

Prices may vary for large groups of 8+ people. For special price quotations please contact us direct at

Things to Do & Things to See

-Bus drive along the scenic route of the northwest coast of Crete Island.
-Pass through the beautiful Plateau of Askyfou located on the slopes of the White Mountain.
-Admire the beautiful village of Imbros.
-Feel the exquisite beauty of Cretan Nature walking through the spectacular Imbros gorge.
-Meet the traces of the old stone-paved trail that was once the main passage from Sfakia to Chania.
-Explore the various caves existing in the gorge.
-Cross the most impressive part of the Gorge, the Stenada passage, and reach the narrowest part it, which is 1.6m wide, and the height reaches 300 meters.
-Admire the beams of sunlight reflecting off the various rock formations.
-Pass Mesofarango, capture photos of the Venetian water cistern at Gremnaria and the stone arch Xepitira, and finish the trek at the village of Komitades.
-Complete the day, by visiting the picturesque village Of Chora Sfakion, with its wonderful port, and lovely beaches, where you can sunbathe and swim in the crystal clear waters of the Libyan sea.
-Taste the local Cretan gastronomy, and enjoy a meal in one of the waterfront taverns of the area.

Is this Imbros Gorge right for you?

- Part of what makes this part of the world so appealing is the warm weather, so it probably won’t come as a surprise that Imbros Gorge can be extremely hot and humid. 
- This bus trip and hiking tour offer lots of free time so that you're able to experience the beauties of Crete the way you imagined. 
- Our tour guide will be there to help you with anything you might need.
- This Imbros Hiking Tour is designed for travelers aged 18 to 99. Is full of fun, flexibility, and plenty of free time to explore at your own pace.
- Come prepared. Athletic shoes, a pair of flip flops, sun lotion, a hat, a beach umbrella, and plenty of water and make sure you have a good long beach towel with you.
- Buy a large plastic bottle of water and ask your hotel to position it in the freezer a day before departure. The ice will melt slowly during your tour and the water will always be cold.
- Bring with you some plasters, or bite cream. You never know.

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


05:20: Bus departure from Hersonissos.
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: Chora Sfakion. 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.
22:45: Approx return time back to Hersonissos

Different timetables apply for pickups in different areas like Heraklion, Ammoudara, Kokkini Hani, Gouves, Analipsi, Anissaras, Stalida, and Malia. Our search system will provide you with the correct times. If you have difficulty finding your pickup point, please contact us at

Important Pre-Departure Information for Imbros Gorge

To help you prepare for your trip, please ensure you understand the following:

Tours are often the best days of your vacation. Most of our customers look forward to this day for weeks or months! That's why it is important that you mind some basic rules to keep the day trip safe and enjoyable for you and the other guests!

Be Smart

Bring comfortable walking shoes with rubber soles for good grip.
Be at the pickup point at least 10 minutes earlier. Check your ticket for the correct time.
Don’t bring too much money. Credit/Debit cards are accepted almost everywhere.
Limit your luggage. Too much weight is always a problem.
A hat, sunglasses, sun cream, and a swimsuit are required in most cases.
Water, lip balm, insect repellent, and anti-bacterial hand wipes/hand sanitizer are sometimes essential.
Leave your valuables at your hotel.
Bring your personal medication and prescriptions.
You must always carry a copy of your passport with you. Although not required it's always a good idea.
Children must be accompanied by an adult.
The Imbros Gorge Hiking Tour is subject to Crete's weather conditions. If the trip to Imbros Gorge is canceled due to bad weather conditions you will be refunded the price of the ticket or you will be given the option of an alternative tour date, or choose one of our other tours in Crete.
Bus departure and arrival times, as well as the excursion schedule, might be altered due to weather conditions or traffic on roads.

Be Safe

Don't get reckless on the bus. You don't want your day to end early, do you? Misbehavior on the bus can get you into trouble and ruin your day. You could end up sitting on the bus while the others enjoy the destination.
Don't wander off. Listen carefully when the tour guide gives instructions about sticking with the group or sticking with an assigned partner even when going to the restroom. Don't ever wander off on your own, or your trip could end badly. If you break this rule, you could end up missing the timeline!
Respect the Tour Guides and Bus Drivers. You should respect any Tour Guides and Bus Drivers and listen to them as you would your own teacher or parents. They have a big responsibility, watching after so many customers at one time. They can't afford to give too much attention to one "squeaky wheel," so they will probably be intolerant to distractions. Don't be disruptive.
Respect nature. Some day trips will take you into contact with animals or plants. For your own safety, be mindful of potential dangers, and don't assume you can tug, pull, tease, or touch things safely.
Keep an eye on the clock. If you are supposed to meet your group for lunch or for loading onto the bus, you should keep an eye on the time. You don't want to miss lunch, and you surely don't want to be left behind.

The following list contains everything that is included in the activity you are viewing. Services and products included here are included in the price and no extra charge will occur.

Services and Products Included

-Hotel pick up & drop off by area: Heraklion, Analipsi, Anissaras, Gournes, Gouves, Hersonissos, Kokkini Hani, Koutouloufari, Malia, Piskopiano, Stalis,
-Transportation by modern air-conditioned buses
-Professional tour guide (live) on the bus and during the whole duration of the tour, including inside the Gorge.
-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)

Everything that is not mentioned in the Included section is excluded. we have tried our best and we have succeeded 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 discussion.

Services and Products Excluded from this Activity and payable if occur by the client

1. Entrance Tickets to Archaeological Sites or Places of Interest. Imbros Gorge Entrance: 2.50€

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

3. Accommodation for tours and activities longer than 1 day.

4. Personal expenses as a result of misconduct or miss understandings.

5. Any other destination not mentioned in the itinerary.

6. Any services or activity charges other than those included in inclusions.

7. Sunbeds and umbrellas.

IMPORTANT: During the booking process you will be requested to add your hotel and its address. We understand that the names of hotels change every year and that many hotels don't even have an address. In such a case you can do the following:

1. Choose "Other" at Hotel 

2. Write "Unknown" at the Address

This way the system will allow you to proceed with your payment.

How to book an Imbros Gorge Hiking Tour

In order to make your booking experience easier and more secure, we write below, our very simple way of booking your favorite Cretan tour, excursion, trip, or cruise.

Step 1: Choose Your Tour

Once you decide which Crete tour you wish to book online, you will have to check the availability of each tour. You only have to click on the “Date” box and there you can choose the date or day that is more comfortable for you. The Dates/days are highlighted. Prices are per adult. Children enjoy a 50% discount.

After choosing your date of departure you add the number of adults and children. Please note the following:

Adults:                    13+ years old

Children:                4-12 years old

Infants(free):         0-4 years old

You don't need to enter the infant numbers. Infants do not get a seat. The guardian is responsible for providing protection during the tour. 

Once you add the persons you press the ‘Search” button.

Step 2: Add to Cart

You press the “Add to Cart” button. The tour is now available in your purchase cart. You may book the same way two, three, or more tours.

Step 3: Visit the Cart

The cart is situated in the top right corner. Press on the “Cart” image. This will provide you with a list of the tours you have chosen. Check the total price, the number of persons, the name of the tour, and the date. If you wish, you may erase the tour by clicking the “X”(delete) button and restarting the procedure. When you are ready you press the “Checkout” button.

Step 4: Checkout

Here you will need to fill out the form with your details and press “Continue”. The personal information that we collect from you is stored by us, on databases protected through a combination of physical and electronic access controls, firewall technology, and other reasonable security measures. We will neither sell nor release your registration, personal, and usage data to outside organizations.

If you cannot locate your hotel name, please email us the name of your hotel and we will add it to our list. The hotel list includes the following areas of Crete: Hersonissos, Analipsi, Anissaras, Gouves, Malia, Gournes, and Kokkini Hani.

Step 5: Payment

After pressing the “Continue to Payment” button you will be redirected to a secured Eurobank e-commerce environment. Here you fill in your card details. Once your payment is made, you will receive a confirmation of your payment and the tours you have purchased. Within 24 hours you will receive a boarding voucher/ticket for each tour in Crete you have purchased with all the details, including the exact pickup point with "Google map location" and time-based on your hotel selection.

In case you wish to know more about the Imbros Gorge Hiking Tour, please feel free to communicate with us before booking online. Our travel consultants will try their best to provide you with the correct answers to your questions. Send all Inquiries to

If after receiving your voucher/ticket, you still have questions, or you wish to cancel or alter the date please call us at +30 2897021106 or email us at

If you are currently in Crete our travel shop is located in Hersonissos. Feel free to pass by one of them and get the answers to your questions and even more.

Serapis Travel Services

141 El. Venizelou Ave (main road)

70014, Hersonissos, Crete

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