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Kourtaliotiko Gorge

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“the river”(17 reviews)
“small church”(7 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
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Koxare to Asamotas Road, Plakias, Crete 740 60, Greece
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Highly recommend hiking down the stairs. We saw goats and a church as well. Keep going until you reach the water it’s worth it.

Thank Aerin S
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Exceptionally windy, not an easy drive in the gusting wind, but spectacular scenery and a sense of adventure all rolled into one.

Thank graham t
Reviewed 10 September 2018

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 26 August 2018 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 Fvbokhhorst
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
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