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“Imbros Gorge is GO, walkable and can make for a good day out in Western Crete.”
Review of Imbros Gorge

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Reviewed 4 April 2018

We walked the Imbros Gorge today and very much enjoyed the experience. We started at the Imbros end travelling down towards the village of Komitádhes. It is suggested that you wear a good pair of shoes/boots for the gorge walk as the walking is stony underfoot. It's also a good idea to take a hat, some water and food. Contrary to another review we found the entire gorge perfectly walkable as long as you're not expecting the terrain to be as smooth as a supermarket car park - if you are reasonably fit you will manage.

If you travel down the Gorge towards Komitádhes, you can also go onwards to the town of Hóra Sfakíon which is a further (approx) 4km walking distance from the end of Imbros Gorge. This town is well worth the visit and has the added bonus of return bus travel to Hania (if that is where you started your journey). It's not necessarily safe to trust the published bus times as we found that the last bus left well before the advertised time of 6:30pm.

6  Thank peterbaker2018
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Reviewed 14 March 2018

Imbros used to be one of the prettiest and easiest gorges in Crete. However, recent heavy rain has brought down rocks and scree (some of the scree was still active in early March) in many places and washed away the path in others. What was a lovely 2 or 3 hour amble is now a 5 hour scramble for a person who is fit and used to walking.

9  Thank Cretamania
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Reviewed 26 October 2017

I think we are spoiled from having lived in Colorado and hiking the rockies, but this was underwhelming. The trail is mostly rocky with not a lot of wildlife or amazing views. There were some neat parts like where the gorge narrows towards the end. It only took us about an hour to hike down. At the end you will get the locals trying to persuade you to pay to get a taxi (truck ride) back up. We chose to continue towards Hora Skafia (too far to walk on windy roads so needed a taxi which we found at a nearby taverna). Definitely recommend the trip over to Hora Skafia that was the highlight of our day. Beautiful turquoise water, little coves, nice waterfront village with shops and cafes. If you want to catch the bus from there back up to Imbros make sure you get it by 1:30 pm or it doesn't go again until 6:30 pm. (Otherwise you will pay 25 € for a taxi). Overall still a great day but we would have preferred Samaria Gorge if time wasn't a limiting factor.

2  Thank AJHUCK
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Reviewed 15 October 2017

We started at the bottom of the gorge, by the little chapel. A few hundred meters in, there is a ticket booth. Pr. Oct 17 the ticket price is € 2.50 each. The gorge is quite easy to walk, but I recommend good shoes. In October there are not many flowers to see, but lots of other features makes it interesting. Remember to stop and look up every now and then. At the top of the gorge we had a refreshing drink at the taverna before we headed back down the gorge. You will meet quite a few goats along the way.

4  Thank grykem
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Reviewed 12 October 2017 via mobile

We read reviews about how difficult some people had found Sumaria Gorge and holidaying without our walking boots decided to give the 'easier' lmbrose Gorge a go. It is walking on loose stones all the way! It was a day of trying not to slip on the stones, looking at where i am putting my feet and having to stop every now and then to remember to take it the views. I can not say how much easier it is as we only did this one, but it was a lot easier and quicker walking back up than the walk down.
Two days later and my legs are reminding me of skiing holidays, i would not do this walk agiain, but will definitely ski again.

3  Thank Susan2676162
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