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The Private Hiking Tour Of Imbros Gorge

Highlights

  • Enjoy a comfortable and easy hike.
  • Discover the beauties of South Crete.
  • Explore the stunning nature inside the gorge.
  • Learn everything about the island’s flora & fauna.
  • Swim in the crystal clear water of the Libyan sea.
  • Hike the gorge with an experienced mountain-guide.
  • Visit the historical Sfakia village and taste the local delicacies.
  • Chauffeured private tour ensures a more relaxing and personal experience.


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Description

Imbros is the island’s second most famous gorge. Located parallel to Samaria, its big sister, Imbros, start from the homonymous village and ends at Kommitades, a beautiful small town in Sfakia province. It is a comfortable 8 km (5 miles) hike, and you will approximately need 2-3 hours to the exit. Its narrowest and the most spectacular part is just 1.60m wide.


Your escort will pick you up from your hotel’s lobby. After approximately 90 minutes, we will arrive in the village of Imbros. Then, we stop for coffee or local breakfast (optional) before we start the hike. As soon as you’re ready, you enter the gorge with your licensed trekking guide, who will inform you about the native plants and give you more information about the area and the island’s flora & fauna. The first 30 minutes of the hike is downhill through a beautiful natural environment. The gorge is becoming narrower as you keep walking. After around 75 minutes, you will be at the thinnest and most imposing spot of it. The walls of the gorge are less than 2 metres apart and tower 300 metres above.


Imbros opens onto the sea at Komitades. There you can relax and enjoy a drink at the local coffee shops & tavernas before leaving the village for the capital of Sfakia province, Chora Sfakion. There we are definitely suggesting you swim in the turquoise crystal water of the Libyan Sea. Finally, you can taste the local delicacies and lunch in one of the traditional Cretan restaurants (optional). You will be dropped off at your hotel early in the afternoon.

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What's Included

Included

  • Hotel pick up and drop off
  • English speaking driver
  • English speaking mountain guide
  • Bottled water per person
  • Gorge’s entrance fee
  • All taxes, fees and handling charges
  • Transport by air-conditioned minibus/minivan
  • Private tour


Not Included

  • Gratuities (optional)
  • Lunch


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Additional Information

What to bring with you for this tour... except your besy mood & smile :)

·        Your Camera

·        Comfortable clothing & shoes

·        Sunscreen & hat during summer months

·        During spring and autumn, we advise you to bring a jacket.

 

Booking & Cancellation Policies

·        If a tour is cancelled due to low participation or bad weather conditions, the company will refund 100% of made payments.

·        In the case of allergies, tolerances or food preferences, please inform the company in advance.

·        The company reserves the right to make minor changes in the program when considered necessary, for example, in unfavourable weather conditions. This can be done without prior notice.

·        Regular Stops – There are stops every 30-40 minutes, for everyone’s convenience. If a client feels sick or it is necessary to stop, please inform your driver accordingly.

 

Meals & Alternatives

·        In the case of allergies, tolerances or food preferences, please inform the company in advance.

·        Meals (when included) usually contain traditional Cretan recipes.

·        Appetizers, main courses and desserts will usually be served in platters according to the local way of eating.

·        We can offer vegetarian – vegan alternatives, but we require prior notice during reservation.

·        The client has the responsibility to inform the company in advance of any food allergies to find suitable alternatives if possible.

·        Alcohol consumption is not allowed for children and teenagers under the age of 18 years old.

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About the provider

GS TOURS

GS Tours Chania Ltd is a travel and tourism company with long experience in offering unforgettable experience in Crete island.

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