Imbros Gorge Chania, Crete © Imbros Gorge Chania, Crete

Impressive Hike in the Imbros Gorge

    Imbros Gorge is one of the most stunning destinations you can visit while in western Crete, and an easier alternative to the more demanding Samaria Gorge. Get ready for an action-packed family adventure in the Cretan mountains!

    You’ll start your day by meeting your mountain guide and following an easy rocky path into the hills, you will arrive at the beautiful Imbros Gorge. This remarkable location features dramatic rock formations and native flora, providing a two-hour hike with plenty of stops to appreciate the incredible views.

    Imbros Gorge, Chania
    The narrowest part of the trail in the Imbros Gorge near Chania, Crete on a bright sunny day

    After completing the gorge hike, your driver will be waiting for you at the exit of the Gorge to visit Frangokastello Fortress, an ancient Venetian settlement showcasing Crete’s rich history.

    Frangokastello Venetian Castle in western Crete
    Frangokastello Venetian Castle in western Crete

    You will then have 2 options to choose from:

    First Option: Visit Frangokastello Beach for swimming and lunch in a traditional taverna. You can extend your adventure with a visit to the rustic village of Chora Sfakion, allowing you to explore at your own pace and experience the traditional culture (*additional cost may apply)

    Second Option: Alternatively, you can visit an olive oil factory or a local winery for a delightful wine tasting, sampling different varieties of local wine.

    Whichever option you choose, you simply cannot go wrong! This tour offers an amazing way to experience the Cretan landscape like never before.

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    Kids will love

    • Having fun in the Cretan mountains
    • Exploring the landscape
    • Seeing the impressive Venetian castle

    Parents will love

    • Experiencing Crete off the beaten paths
    • Creating lifelong family memories

    Tips

    • Make sure you wear comfortable shoes suitable for hiking
    • Don’t forget your hats, sunscreen, and swimming suits – the beach of Frangokastello is amazing!
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    Best season to visit

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