The gorge of Imbros is the second most popular gorge for walkers in Crete after the gorge of Samaria. This because is much easier to walk the 8 km distance, the descent is around 600m and the average walking time is about 2.5 hours. There are some very spectacular sections, especially the several very narrow passages.
The path into the gorge starts just below the village of Imbros. Because the gorge is fairly narrow (under 2 meters wide at one point!) and has plenty of trees you will have shade most of the time and at all times you are right next to the slopes and cliffs and have a much better opportunity to see plants and flowers at close range.
After around 90 minutes’ walk from the gorge entrance booth, you will pass an impressive stone arch on your right, after this the gorge widens a little and after around 15 more minutes you get to the road and the village of Komitades where you'll find our vehicle to continue our tour.