Duration full day

Hiking at Imbros Gorge from Heraklion!





Available every Monday!


The gorge of Imbros is the second most popular
gorge for walkers in Crete after the gorge of
. The
village of Imbros is a charming mountain village, the starting point of the gorge.  It is much easier to walk than Samaria: walking
distance is 8 km, total descent is around 600m and the average walking time is
about 2.5 hours. The path is generally easier underfoot.

This is the sort
of walk that you could easily walk with children. It also would not need to
take a whole long day.The gorge is fairly narrow (under 2 meters wide at one point!) and has
plenty of trees you will have shade most of the time.  The gorge is much
smaller in height as well as length and less majestic than Samaria but this
also means that at all times you are right next to the slopes and cliffs and
has a much better opportunity to see plants and flowers at close range. And
there are plenty of interesting flowers to see, especially in the spring. After around 90 minutes walk from the gorge entrance booth (2 hours if
you walk really slowly) you will pass an impressive stone arch on your right.

After this the gorge widens a little and after around 15 more minutes you get
to the road and the village of Komitades where you’ll find quite a few
tavernas. The village Komitades is at the end of the gorge and the meeting point for
the bus to pick you up.

Please bring proper walking shoes. Optionally you can bring a photo camera, a bottle of water and fruits or sweets during the walk.