Crete tourist guide

The best Polish website dedicated to the Greek island Crete and to a small extent of continental Greece. You will find useful information related to visiting Crete that goes beyond the offer of optional tours. On the website you will also find descriptions of the most interesting places that we visited by visiting this largest Greek island. The content complements the current news, photographs and recipes of Greek cuisine.

Imbros

If you want to avoid the crowds of organized trips, and yet you want to visit one of the many gorges in Crete, a trip to the Imbros gorge ( Φαράγγι Ίμπρου ) may be a good alternative to go to Samaria. The total length of the trail leading through this place is about 8 kilometers, during which the difference in altitude is about 600 m. Organizing a trip to the ravine is not too difficult or requires too complicated planning. If you have a rental car, you can definitely opt out of buying a trip sold by local travel agencies.

The entrance to the ravine is located near the town of Imbros. A large wooden sign clearly indicates the direction in which you must go. The beginning of the trail is a steep path that reaches a small stone building, where tickets entitling to enter are sold (cost 2 € - condition for 2014). The valid ticket system is solved in a similar way as in the Samaria Gorge. The ticket's ticket consists of three parts. The first one is torn off at the entrance to the ravine, the second at the exit, and the rest is your souvenir from the trip.


Imbros - people on the trail


The rest of the route leading through the Imbros gorge is relatively easy. Although the route is not demanding, remember to take the right amount of water and wear suitable footwear. The trail is covered with sharp stones in many places, so trekking sandals are really a minimum. Of course, on the trail you can meet people who will go to this place in flip-flops or light sandals, but such cases are examples of extreme disregard for their own safety. Personally, we recommend footwear with covered fingers, sports shoes with a strong sole or even better approach shoes.


By defeating the following kilometers, it is clearly visible that the walls of the ravine are approaching each other. In two climatic places, they form narrow transitions, the width of which oscillates around 2 meters. The narrowest isthmus, which is marked with a wooden plaque, has a width slightly exceeding one and a half meters. These are the most spectacular places where tourists are willing to take pictures of themselves.

Even on hot days, a hike through this gorge should not be too tiring, because most of the trail leads shady places. The last stage, which is definitely a more extensive part of the ravine that gives no protection against the sun's rays, can be troublesome.

Imbros - the last stage of the route

Logistics, i.e. I went through a gorge and what next

Some people take a trip through the Imbros gorge as a return trip. This is obviously much more tiring, but in this case the problem of returning to the car left at the entrance is eliminated.

Another method is to leave the car in the parking lot next to the tavern at the beginning of the route, and then the gorge to the point where there is a pickup waiting for a taxi next to a small tavern to take the taxi that takes people to the top of the Imbros gorge.

Imbros - access by pick-up

We have chosen another method. We left our car by the tavern at the end of the ravine, just outside the Komitades village. Then we got on a taxi-pickup and after a several-minute drive, which is a real attraction in itself, we went to the top of the ravine. We got off here and started descending down the Imbros gorge.

In both cases, the cost of a taxi-pickup is around € 20 per trip. This amount is divided by the number of people taken, so if you wait for someone who also wants to go the route, the unit cost of travel will be smaller.

Good advice

We have already written about the establishment of the appropriate footwear. It is also necessary to take the right amount of water, which is enough for you to pass the entire ravine. In our opinion, if you beat Imbros down, 1-1.5 liters of fluid per person should be enough. It is also worth taking with you the appropriate headgear and sunglasses.

History

Afterby following the route leading along the bottom of the Imbros Gorge, you will surely notice the remains of the "girdle" of the road, which in the old days was one of the main routes connecting Sfaka to other parts of Crete. Fragments of this stone route give an idea of ​​how much the isolated area was in the past. After the trip through the Imbros gorge, it should not come as a surprise that even at the time when Crete was under the rule of successive occupants, Sfakia enjoyed much greater freedom and independence than the area of ​​the northern coast. The lack of convenient roads meant that the region was the perfect refuge for insurgents and people living outside the law.

The Imbros Gorge also appeared on the pages of the history of the Second World War. At the end of May 1941, after losing the battle for Crete, the trail through this gorge was one of the main escape routes for the Allied troops. About 20,000 soldiers defeated him, and more than half of them were embarked on ships that came to the port of Chora Sfakion. Today in this village there is a monument commemorating these events.

Imbros

How to get

The vast majority of tourists going to the Imbros gorge arrives from the northern coast of Crete. The most convenient access is via the road that connects to the New National Road at the height of the town of Vryses located roughly halfway between Chania and Rethymnon.

The road itself through the Imbros gorge is also noteworthy. In several places, new sections of the route were led through short tunnels carved in the mountain slope. The last section of the road are picturesque streamers, which are slowly descending towards the Libyan Sea.

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 gość}
gość Wesley
2016-08-09 12:55:49

Wąwóz jak z bajki

Faktycznie wąwóz Imbros wywarł na nas ogromne wrażenia, które na długo zostaną w naszej pamięci! Kojarzył mi się z wąwozem Wadi Rum z Jordanii, tylko kolorystyka inna. Bardzo dziękujemy za rady z taxi pickupem, były nie ocenione. Wąwóz wydawał się jedynie nasz i okolicznych kóz (mimo iż była to połowa lipca), gdyż po drodze minęliśmy bodaj tylko 3 osoby i chyba z 10 niezwykle sympatycznych pozujących do zdjęć kóz!

Sam przejazd z Komitades na pace pickupa również jest fajnym przeżyciem. Ceny transportu są chyba jednak ruchome, gdyż koszt przejazdu niby faktycznie wynoszący 20E nagle wzrósł, kiedy zebrało się więcej chętnych i cena już wyniosła 5E od osoby a było nas (wraz z rodziną z Belgii) siedmioro. Kierowca powiedział nam, że rusza w drogę z minimum 4 osobami i wtedy przejazd kosztuje faktycznie 20E, czyli i tak 5E/os. Maksymalnie zabiera do chyba 11 osób i wtedy również każdy płaci po 5E.

Sama droga nie jest męcząca i wiedzie często w zacienionych miejscach, jednak również przestrzegam przed zbyt lekkim obuwiem, bo droga jest bardzo kamienista i łatwo skręcić kostkę. Ponadto miękka podeszwa to nie jest dobry pomysł w żadne góry.

 gość}
gość kalva
2017-07-14 21:46:07

droga

Ile czasu zajmie droga z Retimno do wąwozu Imbros?

Z góry dzięki za pomoc

Gosia | crete.pl
Gosia | crete.pl
2017-07-14 23:09:46

odp. droga

Licząc z centrum miasta do górnego wejścia do wąwozu to około 50 km, na dojazd trzeba liczyć około godzinę.

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gość kalva
2017-07-15 09:56:16

droga

Dzięki za info

Ale czy w godzinę przejedzie się przez te serpentyny - przynajmniej na mapie tak to wygląda?

Czy to jest droga przez góry?

 gość}
gość kalva
2017-07-15 17:41:35

droga 2

A czy jest to droga przez góry?

Jest bardzo pokrecona czy to serpentyny?

Gosia | crete.pl
Gosia | crete.pl
2017-07-15 19:00:34

droga odp

Samochód zostawiasz we wsi Imbros przy górnej części wąwozu więc jeszcze przed tymi serpentynami. Dzięki temu schodzisz wąwozem w dół. Jeśli chciałabyś wejść do wąwozu od drugiej strony to trzeba dojechać mniej więcej do wsi Komitades, gdzie jest wyjście. Wtedy też czas dojazdu będzie dłuższy właśnie przez te serpentyny. Przy czym w tej opcji idziesz wąwozem pod górę.

Góry są ale niewysokie. :)

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gość kalva
2017-07-15 23:26:51

droga3

Gosia, pięknie dziękuję za informacje

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Ola Kira: Czekamy na informacje o finale.
CRETE - Kreta: Grecja zdobywa brąz pokonując Mołdawię 2:1. Bramka rozstrzygająca o wygranej wpadła pod koniec 2 minuty doliczonego czasu!
Anne Passera: Falasarna et la plage de Zorba en Akrotiri
Ana Oszk: Elafonisi.. To moja plaza ever
Ana Oszk: Najpiękniejsze
CRETE - Kreta: Po dosyć nerwowym meczu Polacy wygrali z Bułgarami i tym samym pokonują kolejny szczebel drabinki do finału. Jutro o 18.45 przed nimi mecz z Meksykiem :)
CRETE - Kreta: Jeszcze chwilkę i początek :)
Jola Ostraszewska: Wiemy leciało się z kadrą
Gosia | crete.pl : No jak zjesz je sama w całości i od razu to z pewnością będą to tysiące kalorii. :P Jeśli szukasz dietetycznego przepisu na ciasto to jednak nie w kuchni greckiej. Zresztą polskie ciasta robione na bazie całej kostki masła też mają mnóstwo kalorii. Wszak kaloryczność tłuszczy jest zbliżona.
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Ola Kira: Ja od tego roku zakochana w Chrissi ❤ raj
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