The second most visited canyon in Chania after that Samaria. The entrance of the gorge at the end of the village, and guests begin the descent from various places next to tavernas. It attracts visitors because his passing is smooth and short because of the length of 8mm The hike lasts 2-3 hours and enthrall even the most demanding lover. The German traveler M Doefner states in traveling impressions that saw many gorges in the Bavarian Alps, the Tyrol and Switzerland but saw nowhere stno, so deep and so long as the Imbros gorge. It is accessible to those who can not walk far and does not require a driver. Is passable throughout the year but the most extreme weather conditions. It is easily accessible. Anyone who travels by car can leave Imbros and output that is bodied road. Can return with transport or traverse versa.
The principle is called Porafarango or Porolagko is smooth and high cliffs. Moving begin vrachoplagies and in some places the height of vertical walls reaching 300 m The sides are high and steep and convergent leaving a narrow opening, 2-3 m continuing spiral having the impression that it is a dead end or that you're going through the tunnel. Point that the locals call doors. Below we see a natural arch theorati with many grasses, name "Xepitira."
At this point the impression cause wavy layers of rock after odd shapes.
Inside the canyon went past the only pedestrian to Sfakia and in several places preserved in stone we walk on the street (alley) of width 2.1 m Today handsome coachwork road crosses the ravine on the west side at height.
The names of the ravine related geological phenomena or historical events because the gorge of Imbros Sfakians resisted Often times kataktytes when attempting to invade and occupy Sfakia.
The flora of the gorge is rich and surprising that in many places the rocks where there is no soil sprout various cypress trees especially, creepers, rare herbs and all sorts of grasses. Originally except cypresses found azylakous, wild fig, agriomygdalies, olive trees, wicker and aromatic sage bush.
The fauna found kids in a semi-wild form, various species of birds like partridge, Kotsifi, thrushes, hawks, ravens, eagles and other rare species of wild birds.
In the middle of the gorge "mesofarango 'there venetian old water cistern and there during the summer months there is a villager with a donkey to help those who face problem while hiking. In recent years it has established itself in collecting small ticket at the entrance to cover operating expenses.
At the exit of the gorge we find the village Komitades and the provincial road to the left leads to the historic Fragokastello and right to Sfakia. In the village Komitades operate several catering businesses and visitors can stay and enjoy fresh local products. Therein lies the frescoed church of St. George the 14th century and below the Virgin Thymianos they declared the Cretan revolution against the Turks in 1821.
The canyon continues below (south) of the roadwork road between low cliffs and vertical wickers and after hiking an hour we reach the crystal clear sea, where stands the large rock-like dragon with his mouth open.
Department of E4 passes through the village of Imbros continues in its namesake farangik on Komitades reaching legendary Fragokastello with clean beaches and namesake fort built in 1371 by the Venetians.
Multifunctional office and police there in Sfakia.