Imbros Gorge, close to Chora Sfakia, is among the most popular gorges on Crete along with Samaria. During the high season hundreds of walkers visit daily to make the trek through the valley. The walk is not particularly strenuous and can be completed in 2-3 hours. The scenery is beautiful and the relative easiness of the hike makes it an ideal walk for families with children. It also would not need to take a whole long day.
The gorge of Imbros is easier to access: there is a good road (to Hora Sfakion and South Crete running along the upper part of the gorge) and no ferryboat trip is needed to get you back.
Despite being smaller in size than Samaria there are some very spectacular sections, especially the several very narrow passages.
The gorge is open all year around. This makes it especially popular in spring time (April) when the gorge of Samaria is generally still closed.