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Kourtaliotiko Gorge

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“preveli beach”(11 reviews)
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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All reviews small church preveli beach griffon vultures breathtaking scenery great hike take photos an easy drive worth a trip beautiful walk wild flowers south coast palm beach road eagles car chapel steps
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We were on our way to Plakias when we drove through the gorge. All I can say is wow it was beautiful. We stopped for photos but couldn’t do any trekking as we had a small toddler with us. Worth seeing!

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank SassySue
Reviewed 2 October 2018 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.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Aerin S
Reviewed 26 September 2018

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

Date of experience: September 2018
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

Date of experience: August 2018
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. 👍😁

Date of experience: August 2018
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!

Date of experience: August 2018
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

Date of experience: June 2018
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!!

Date of experience: August 2018
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.

Date of experience: July 2018
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.

Date of experience: June 2018
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