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Imbros Gorge

Address: close to Chora Sfakia, Crete, Greece
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Ranked #38 of 288 Attractions in Crete
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Geologic Formations, Scenic/ Historic Walking Areas, Outdoors
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Type: Geologic Formations, Scenic/ Historic Walking Areas, Outdoors
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Winchester, United Kingdom
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32 reviews 32 reviews
10 attraction reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2013

We set out from Chania by car (you can do this trip via coach and bus trip as well), a journey that took around 1.30hrsa nod took in some lovely mountain passes and great views both along the coast road out of Chania and then as you head inland towards Imbros village. On arrival we parked up in one of... More 

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Surbiton, United Kingdom
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24 reviews 24 reviews
10 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2013

This could be a gorge for beginners, no scrambling, well marked path, and plenty of shade. You can easily walk both ways in half a day if you are relatively fit. If you want to do that it's probably best to park at the bottom of the gorge and walk up first. There are ticket kiosks at top and bottom... More 

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Dilsen-Stokkem, België
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13 reviews 13 reviews
5 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2013

We went to the Imbros Gorge, had our hotel in Platanaias. From Platanaias, with a rental car, it takes about 1h20 to get to Imbros. Left our car at the first Brasseria. Payed 2 Euro at the entry gate. Had a splendid walk through the gorge. Great views. Impressiv trees against the walles of the gorge. How is it possible... More 

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Milton Keynes, United Kingdom
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21 reviews 21 reviews
9 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2013

We like many others wanted to do the Samaria gorge but the logistics were unhelpful, this year we had a spare driver so we were dropped at the Imbros Taverna paid our 2 euros each to the Municipality of Sfakia Sanitary Service and enjoyed a wonderful walk down the gorge. it is pleasantly shaded and with a short picnic stop... More 

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Ilminster, United Kingdom
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2013

If you think Samaria will be too much this one is perfect for families provided you have walking boots/trainers. It took us about 3 hours with lots of stops. 2 adults and 7 and 10 year old. Parking at the top and walking down hill. Would recommend getting there early so you can walk in shade for majority of it.... More 

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Plano, Texas
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25 attraction reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2013

We originally wanted to hike Samaria but the schedule was not working out. One of us found this gorge and we hiked it. We were 4 adults and 5 kids and we started a little late (around 11AM). It was a beautiful hike but because of the heat, a little hard on the kids (we are talking very fit kids... More 

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Oxford, United Kingdom
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29 reviews 29 reviews
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21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2013

We took a bus to Imbros and were dropped off at the Taverna - it was early 8.30 The walk is definitely not arduous- but 3hrs + Lovely breeze (July) and you feel in a different world Take water- we only started to meet other walkers about 2k from the end (they were walking up, but we suspected not all... More 

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Scarborough, yorkshire
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18 attraction reviews
153 helpful votes 153 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2013 via mobile

We walked the Gorge this morning, having parked at Imbros at the first taverna marking the gorges entrance. From this end there is a 1km walk to the actual entrance marked by a kiosk where you can purchase a book for 5 euros. Entrance is 2 euros per person. The 1km walk has large loose pebbles making the terrain uneasy... More 

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Zlin, Czech Republic
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65 reviews 65 reviews
17 attraction reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2013

Imbros gorge is the easiest gorge-walk in Sfakia. Start is in village Imbros or close to main road to Chora Sfakion next to small taverna. Walk has altogether 9 km (cca 2 hours). Nice sceneries are from start till end of the gorge include huge forest slopes, high vertical rocks, special flowers (f.e. Dragon Lilly), nice flowering bushes and imposing... More 

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SOUTHAMPTON
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14 reviews 14 reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2013

We booked a private tour at late notice with Nature & Adventure. Out guide Manolis was very knowledgeable and friendly giving us loads of information about various plants and wildlife. He also took some good group photos and action shots which he emailed to us. The walk itself is reasonably easy but make sure you have good walking shoes or... More 

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