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Imbros Gorge

close to Chora Sfakia, Crete, Greece
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“pickup truck” (28 reviews)
“chora sfakion” (9 reviews)
“loose stones” (8 reviews)
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close to Chora Sfakia, Crete, Greece
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"pickup truck"
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"starting point"
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Great hiking experience for someone who isn't looking to spend a whole day hiking something like the Samaria gorge. This is just enough hiking time (~ 3 hours) with beautiful scenery.

Thank Μιχάλης Μ
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Gorge tips: starting from the top (Imbros) much easier as it’s mainly downhill. The hike starts south of the village by a taverna and is signed ‘Main entrance to Imbros Gorge.’ (Note: there is another taverna with parking closer to the village signed ‘entrance to...More

1  Thank ClaudiaAndKids
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We went down the gorge on a hot late June day. The weather was nice and actually quite chilly at the top. It also rained a bit during the walk. The walk is simple and we finished it in about three hours. The ride back...More

1  Thank Eran Y
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Great walk and would recommend over the Samaria as it is shorter, easy to organise (transport etc) and cheaper. Parking - if parking at the top, park in the first car park you come to ‘katinOrisma’ tavern I believe, this is the actual parking for...More

8  Thank DIDDYDOM
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Took a day trip out of Heraklion to go for a hike. while many may go to Samaria Gorge, we opted for a more manageable option and were not disappointed. Easy to moderate hike with beautiful scenery. Easy drive from Heraklion, no problem finding a...More

Thank Dennis G
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Reviewed June 10, 2018 via mobile

Imbros Gorge, from top to bottom celebrates a famous World War 2 Allied troop evacuation. Thousands of troops, many from New Zealand, Australia and Great Britain made the daring trek. This must do walk is relatively easy for the moderately fit, but stout footwear helps....More

Thank kenz56
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Reviewed June 7, 2018 via mobile

This is shorter than the Samar I but just as good. Start with a ride up in a Ute for 20 minutes then hike down 7 km and finish with lunch Tricky under foot as it's shale and shingle. not good for old or very...More

Thank marypa
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Reviewed May 24, 2018 via mobile

his is a relatively easy walk if you're used to hiking. I took poles with me but they're totally unnecessary. The poles did come in handy occasionally. The trail is about 1/4 dirt path, 1/4 groomed Trail and 50% dry riverbed. There is a taxi...More

1  Thank Richard P
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Reviewed May 23, 2018

For walkers who need a challenge then this is not the gorge for you, however, it is really pretty and a nice gentle walk to the coast. The entrance is well marked by a taverna however you can start from the Imbros itself. This was...More

1  Thank PhilandRuth
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Reviewed April 24, 2018

Not the best gorge around (prefer Aradhena): it wide and flat most of the time. And crowded. Best is to start from the bottom (free parking at Komitades). Then walk the way up for ~4km and you'll see all there is to see: at ~1km,...More

Thank Pascal M
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Manish K
June 14, 2018|
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Response from kenz56 | Reviewed this property |
Imbros. With a 3 year old I would suggest starting bottom end as not so steep and actually quite easy. You would also get some nice views if you walked up for say 45 mins. Remember there is an entry fee, but small. There is... More
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lisprosper
September 14, 2017|
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Response from s p | Reviewed this property |
Agree. It a ticke office and taverna for last nature break before the walk . Best to start at the top and walk down.. let gravity help you.. walking up hill from the bottom end is also possible. And there is a ticket office... More
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Sue L
September 7, 2017|
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Response from Donna62Montreal | Reviewed this property |
The drive back is about 20 minutes. Please do NOT take the first "taxi" (Black pick-up truck) because the driver will blatantly disregard your safety by doing hairpin curves at the highest speed possible with you in the back... More
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