07:00 - 17:30
There is a large number of gorges in Crete: large, small, quiet, pensive, noisy, cheerful. Each gorge of the island is unique, each has its own image and character, which opens as you pass through.
In this excursion we will get acquainted with the Imbros gorge. This gorge was the only way through high and difficult mountains in the area of Sfakiafor a long time. This road of life enabled the inhabitants of Sfakia to maintain contact with the whole island in times of peace and to protect their area during the war.
The length of the gorge is about 7 km. The entrance is at an altitude of about 700 meters above sea level and descending, you can enjoy the mountain scenery. The images change like a kaleidoscope: the channel of a parched river, surrounded by large boulders, rare, low, thorn bushes, slopes with cypresses and mountain oaks, narrow passages between high, steep rocks. At the end of the road we will see another example of natural architecture, a rocky arch with a height of about 10 meters.Gradually the path will transform into an ancient road paved with stones and the wild charm of the virgine nature will be interrupted by an abrupt return to the civilization.
We will have lunch in a small tavern on the shore of the Libyan Sea. Here you can taste traditional local cuisine, as well as a dish of this particular area - lamb in a cheese mizitrasauce. After dinner we can give us to the crystal clear, azure waters of warm and mild Libyan Sea.
The next point of our route is the Venetian fortress of the XIV century Frangokastello. The history of this fortress has many heroic pages and is tightly connected with the history of the island, as well as with a mystic phenomenon of the "Drosulites".
On our way back we will pass another picturesque gorge of this island, the Kotsifugorge.
Common meet-up point is at Bali and Panormo, but you can contact to require our services from other city in the nearest regions.
Ticket to the gorge (KEEP THE TICKETS TILL THE EXIT FROM THE GORGE), ticket to the fortress of Frangokastello.
The cost of the lunch is not included in the price of the tour.
We recommend to use "early breakfast" option in your hotel.