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Kourtaliotiko Gorge

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“the river”(17 reviews)
“preveli beach”(11 reviews)
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A long and pleasant walk along the gorge through breathtaking scenery, past waterfalls, fountains, deserted chapels and monasteries, to an authentic palm beach at Preveli. You can even catch a glimpse of a lammergeier if you are lucky. Watch out...more
Koxare to Asamotas Road, Plakias, Crete 740 60, Greece
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

A nice walk down to the little church and waterfall. If you are not fit don’t go down it could be a hell of a walk!

Thank Frank v
Reviewed 1 week ago

Great experience to drive from south coast to north (or vice versa) trought out this beautifull gorge- refresing wind, oleanders on mountin slopes and beautifull little church by the good road. Always a pleasure to pass

Thank Jasmina J
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Driving from Rethymnon to the south coast this gorge was an amazing sight. Everyone needs to park up and take in the views- amazing!!

Thank hlb17
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Kourtaliotis Gorge is worth a few stops if you happen to drive along. Impressive views all around. From one of the road viewpoints, 250 steps go down to the small church inside the gorge and to the waterfall.

2  Thank IlyaBurlak
Reviewed 27 June 2018 via mobile

We passed through on route to the beach on the south coast and simply had to stop. You cannot just drive through. It is quite stunning and the scale breathtaking. Worth a trip to this part of Crete and a short top off.

Thank northants90
Reviewed 21 June 2018

You can drive down Kourtaliotiko Gorge to Plakias and take a slightly different route and come back up Kotsifou canyon all in the one day. BOGOF tourism.

Thank johnyrememberme
Reviewed 15 June 2018

This gorge is one of the most beautiful drives you can find on the island of Crete. And once you reach the south end there are many wonderful sites to see as well.

1  Thank ReneCyr
Reviewed 30 May 2018 via mobile

We have taken a short walk frough the gorge and the scenery is breathtaking! Have been unable to walk the whole way as our feet were in pain from climbimg samaria gorge the previous day. But we took a splash in the river. Absolutely loved...More

Thank Betty T
Reviewed 3 May 2018

We hiked the gorge with our 3 teenagers, and had a great hike. Trail is (sometimes...) marked with a red dot. The trailhead is hard to find, it starts at the electricity house in the river (park your car at the road, and walk down...More

3  Thank Boonstra_Familiy
Reviewed 29 April 2018 via mobile

Love driving through the gorge on our drive down to Plakias. The views are amazing and in high season there is always a snack van if you want to stop for a drink.

1  Thank luluandharry
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