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“Excellent Day trip!!” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Imbros Gorge

Imbros Gorge
close to Chora Sfakia, Crete, Greece
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Ranked #38 of 288 Attractions in Crete
Type: Geologic Formations, Scenic/ Historic Walking Areas, Outdoors
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Ottawa
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“Excellent Day trip!!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2014

My husband and I recently walked the gorge and thoroughly enjoyed our trip. We started at the top and walked down. He gorge itself is easily manageable with a gently sloping path, and no major obstacles and challenges. We chose this gorge to escape the tourist crowds to enjoy a quieter trip, and we were not disappointed. While we ran into other couples and families, we walked several portions of the gorge alone. The hike itself is very scenic. At the end of the gorge, we walked to the first tavern and were promptly placed into a taxi that took us back to Imbros and our parked car for 5 euro per person. Overall, a very good experience.

Visited June 2014
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Crete, Greece
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“Wear suitable shoes or boots”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2014 via mobile

I live on Crete and I have walked this route many times in both directions. It is an easy walk if you are fit but I have seen members of coach parties walking it in completely inappropriate footwear including flip flops. If you are an independent traveller you can walk down the gorge from Imbros village and then take an illegal taxi back to your starting point. It is a good walk but in season tour operators send hundreds down here as a 'poor man's Samaria Gorge'.

Visited June 2014
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Burnham, United Kingdom
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“Excellent day out”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

Walked the Imbros gorge in May and thoroughly enjoyed it. Beautiful scenery and nice and quiet without too many tourists. Walked up the gorge, had lunch in a taverna at the top and then walked down again afterwards. Total walking time just under four hours so easy to do in a day.
Costs 2 euros to walk the gorge, however there are rubbish bins everywhere plus loos and a rest area at the half way point

Visited May 2014
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Southampton, United Kingdom
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“Imbros Gorge”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2014

This gorge is 7-8 km long and is less challenging than the Samaria Gorge with less steep sections and large boulders to climb over or around. We visited the gorge in May and there were quite a few wild plants in flower. The gorge has some magnificent photographic opportunities with some excellent rock formations. The lower section of the gorge is more exposed to the sun and can get quite hot. There are no springs or water sources within the gorge and so you you to carry enough water. It takes about 3 hours going DOWNHILL through the gorge taking into account the occasional stop for photography. It costs a few Euros to enter the gorge and there are tavernas at either end of the gorge.

Visited May 2014
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Dublin, Ireland
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50 helpful votes 50 helpful votes
“History and views.”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2014

This is one of the nicest walks on Crete, not too difficult, in fact it is family suited. Great part of Crete to visit, remote, close to the ferries on the Libyan Sea, going West to one of my favourite places, Loutro.

Visited September 2013
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