Imbros Gorge from Rethymno in Rethimno, Greece
From the 1-st of May, 2023.
Our tour for the gorge of Imbros starts 07:00-08:30 in the morning from Rethymno or pick up service near the hotel. Imbros Gorge is the second most popular gorge on Crete after Samaria. It runs parallel to its big sister the Samaria Gorge for 11 kilometers and its narrowest part is just 1.60m wide. The scenery is beautiful and the low difficulty makes the descent of Imbros ideal for families with children.
- Hike through the spectacular Imbros Gorge
- Visit Venetian fortress
- Enjoy swimming at a nice sandy beach
- Pick-up and drop-off at Rethymno area
- Transportation by bus
- Entrance to the Gorge (2.50 euro)
Please note: The pick up starts from the area of Panormo and ends at Georgioupoli's area. We pick up and drop off the customers close to their hotel. This walk is NOT recommended for children under the age of 6, pregnant women and people with health problems! Remember to bring: sun cream, sunglasses and hat, long-sleeved shirt for sensitive skin, good hiking or running shoes, swim suit and a beach towel, bottle of water, light snack (fruits etc.).
After 1 hour we got to the gorge. The duration of the route is 3 hours where you can enjoy the natural beauty of the place. The route starts from the small village of Imbros, 700 meters above sea level, near the beach Frangokastelo. The first half hour of walking is downhill through wildflower meadows with the gorge getting narrower along the way. After around 75 minutes youll find yourself in the narrowest, most spectacular spot of the gorge. The walls of the gorge are less than 2 meters apart and tower 300 meters above.You need comfortable strong shoes or trainers.
Afterwards our bus will take us to Frangokastello, a Venetian fortress located on the South coast or to Chora Sfakion, where we will have time to enjoy the nice sandy beach or lunch at the local taverns.
Around 18:00-18:30 we returned back to Rethymno. This tour is also good for children from 6 years old!