Day trip

Rethymno: Private Guided Day Trip to Gola Di Imbros & Lunch

Activity provider: Eco Events

Rethymno: Private Guided Day Trip to Gola Di Imbros & Lunch

Activity provider: Eco Events

From US$ 184.73 per person

Hike through the Gola Di Imbros on a private guided day trip from Rethymno. Discover the wildlife that thrives in the canyon, enjoy lunch in a Cretan tavern, and relax on Vrissi beach in Hora Sfakion.

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Duration 8 hours
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Live tour guide
English, French
Small group
Limited to 6 participants

Experience

Highlights
  • Find rare species of plants and spot hawks and eagles flying above the canyon
  • Hike through the breathtaking Gola Di Imbros with the help of your guide
  • Indulge in the rich flavors of a traditional Cretan lunch at a local tavern
  • Admire the picturesque scenery of Crete as you drive along the Southern coast
  • Explore the coastal town of Hora Sfakion and relax on the beautiful beaches
Full description

Escape into the wilderness of Crete on a private guided day trip to the Gola Di Imbros and Hora Sfakion from Rethymno. Explore the canyon, spotting rare species of birds as you hike, and refuel with a traditional Cretan lunch. Make a stop in Hora Sfakion and soak in the sun on Vrissi beach.

Get picked and drive to the Gola Di Imbros, enjoying scenic views of Crete on the way. Arrive and follow your guide to the beginning of the trail. Descend into the canyon, winding between the narrow, towering rock faces that cover the trail with shade.

Listen to your guide as they point out rare plants and wildlife that grow and live in this arid environment. Look out for tulips, Dyer’s alkanet, and the colorful scabiosa. Hear distant bird calls and keep an eye in the sky for blackbirds, thrushes, crows, hawks, and eagles.

Pass by a stone arch and depending on how you feel, choose to end your hike here and get lunch back at the starting point, or continue another 15 minutes through the canyon to the village of Komitades for lunch in a traditional Cretan tavern. On your private trip, the choice is yours.

After lunch, leave the Gola Di Imbros behind and drive to the coastal town of Hora Sfakion. Take a relaxing walk on pebble beaches or the picturesque Vrissi beach. Wave goodbye to the sea and transfer back to Rethymno.

Includes
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Local guide
  • Transportation by air conditioned car/minivan
  • Traditional snacks

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    What to bring

    • Sunglasses
    • Sun hat
    • Camera
    • Hiking shoes
    • Water

    Know before you go

    • This tour involves a lot of walking

    Product ID: 412533