gorge-walking in Crete

Gorge Walking in Crete: Imbros

Gorge Walking In Crete

Gorge Walking in Crete or Canyoning as it is sometimes known in Britain, is completely different in Crete to what you may have experienced in Britain, because most of the year there is no water! The long dry summer dries up all the gorges leaving only a trickle in some of the bigger gorges like Samaria. In winter they are in full flood and are far too dangerous to venture into. During the spring some water still flows which encourages swaths of fantastic wild flowers. The gorges of Crete are peaceful places of incredible beauty, they make an ideal activity for a school multi activity break or a single day trip for the independent traveller.

Gorge Walking In Crete For School Groups

There are numerous beautifully sculptured gorges in Crete, all but one run North to South. There is a wide range of technical challenge in the gorges we can offer, so the appropriate gorge can be chosen for your activity programme. One of the most popular gorge we walk is Imbros. It is only about 9 kilometres long and only takes around two hours to complete but it has all the fantastic features that the bigger gorges have. Imbros is usually teamed up with a visit to a unique military museum in Askifo, and after the trek an afternoon on the beach swimming in the Libyan Sea. Another very popular and famous gorge is Samaria. This is an all-day activity and finished off with a short boat trip into Hora Sfakion to catch the bus back to Kalyves. It is a great day out with some amazing scenery and popular with school groups.

Gorge Walking In Crete For Families And Adult Groups

gorge-walking in Crete

Gorge Walking in Crete: Imbros

Beyond these two gorges there are many more gorges we can explore, some are really only for the committed trekker as they involve big abseils and an overnight camp before being picked up by boat. Please discuss other options with us if you are interested in something more challenging.

Things You May Want To Know About Gorge Walking In Crete

  • All gorges are dry gorges and no swimming is involved
  • Suitable for all levels of experience
  • Suitable for 8 – 50 years of age
  • Local guides with knowledge of fauna and flora

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