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Kourtaliotiko Gorge

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Koxare to Asamotas Road, Plakias, Crete 740 60, Greece
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South Crete Preveli Beach and Kourtaliotiko Gorge 4x4 Adventure with Lunch
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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 though for slips and trips - stout shoes essential.
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“preveli beach” (11 reviews)
Koxare to Asamotas Road, Plakias, Crete 740 60, Greece
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Reviewed 9 October 2017

Wow..... we stopped off here on our Cretan Safari. We had the place to ourselves for a while till a coach load shattered the peace and quiet. It was amazing watching the vultures soaring high above our heads and looking down into the spectacular steep...More

Thank kathy b
Reviewed 7 October 2017

We stopped there on our way to Preveli beach (or so we thought XD). It was quite scary to be honest! All this huge mountains around you as if they can crash you any second. If you go that road, up or down the island,...More

Thank emisante
Reviewed 6 October 2017

The road changes from fairly open to windy through the gorge rather quickly. Slightly guessing, but I recklon the cliffs each side are well over 1000 feet; there are eagles to be seen soaring high up. There's parking and places to wander but it's not...More

Thank lawdylawdy
Reviewed 1 October 2017

Because one person in our party was injured we didn't want to do a long hike, otherwise we probably would've visited the Imbros gorge. This one though can be reached by car, and with minimal walking around you can enjoy the great sights.

Thank Jeroen-TA
Reviewed 1 October 2017

This remains one of the sights to see on Crete and is well worth a visit - not forgetting to drop down to the little chapel and to watch for eagles and, even, lammergeiers.

Thank Jackie Y
Reviewed 24 September 2017 via mobile

When you go to Praveli beach road goes throught this gorge. There is places to stop and take photos. Breathtaking views. Recommend to see.

Thank Amalta256
Reviewed 10 September 2017 via mobile

impressive views all the way. definitely worth seeing if you have a chance. good place to stop by when going to the beach.

Thank Edyta Z
Reviewed 6 September 2017

An amazing gorge frequented by eagles, with views of the coast. Huge rock faces and a river below. A decent road through the gorge, is the main access to Plakias.

Thank TarkanFan
Reviewed 2 August 2017 via mobile

Came around the brnd on the way to Plakias and saw the gorge for the first time. This is a must visit if you have chance. Natural beauty at its best

Thank Mark G
Reviewed 20 July 2017 via mobile

Dress to walk in water good shoes worthwhile!! Not for small kids great for teens - beautiful gorge Read the other reviews really helpful. Only missing item is how to get into the gorge- steep drop the wind was very strong we ended up going...More

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