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Kourtaliotiko Gorge

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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
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Koxare to Asamotas Road, Plakias, Crete 740 60, Greece
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Kourtaliotiko Gorge the first time we came across it years ago on your first visit to Plakias simply blew us away i remember saying blimey this is a top location and how the heck did they put a road through here !. I had talked...More

Thank castle1_10
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Not as busy as some gorges and prettier. Some wild campers and a hippie commune. Expect nudity. 👍😁

Thank Rigasrigler
Reviewed 14 August 2018 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 194frankv
Reviewed 7 August 2018

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 4 August 2018 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 17 July 2018

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
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