Driving the defiant road from Impros to Komitades

The Impros-Komitades Road is a very exciting drive located in the Chania regional unit, in southwest Crete, Greece. The drive is very steep, with sections up to 10%.

Impros-Komitades road

The route demands 100% concentration. This road has humbled many egos. The road links the small towns of Impros and Komitades. The drive is certainly breathtaking and it has a fearsome reputation. The surface of the road is asphalted with some narrow sections. The road twists and turns up and down roughly along the coast. Expect 18 hairpin turns and 3 tunnels along the way.
The road can be closed anytime due to landslides. There are sheer drops virtually along the entire route and enough hairpins to make a whirling dervish dizzy. This route is not recommended if your passengers are prone to car sickness. This difficult and dangerous road is 12.5 km long. The road is the main gate to the Imbros Gorge (also known as Gola Di Imbros or Faragi Imbrou). It’s one of the deepest and narrowest gorges of Crete. The legend tells that two brother were banished from Imbros, Turkey and lived in the Imbros village, Crete.

Located within the White Mountains range, the drive is pretty steep, with sections up to 10%. Starting from Komitades, at 178m above the sea level, the road is 12.5km long. Over this distance the elevation gain is 608m with an average gradient of 4.86%.