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Kourtaliotiko Gorge

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Koxare to Asamotas Road, Plakias, Crete 740 60, Greece
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Crete 4x4 Safari Including Preveli Palm Beach and 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 though for slips and trips - stout shoes essential.
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“the river” (17 reviews)
“preveli beach” (11 reviews)
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Koxare to Asamotas Road, Plakias, Crete 740 60, Greece
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"griffon vultures"
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"birds of prey"
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"great hike"
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"beautiful walk"
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"the main road"
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"palm beach"
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Reviewed 6 days ago

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.

Thank ReneCyr
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago 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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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

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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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Reviewed 9 April 2018 via mobile

Very beautiful gorge, griffon vultures, pretty little churches built into cliff sides. Stunning views. Highly recommend.

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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

1  Thank kathy b
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Reviewed 6 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
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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

1  Thank lawdylawdy
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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.

1  Thank Jeroen-TA
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Reviewed 30 September 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
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