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Kourtaliotiko Gorge

Koxare to Asamotas Road, Plakias, Crete, Greece
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Ranked #1 of 18 Attractions in Plakias
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Nature/ Wildlife Areas
Owner description: A long and pleasant walk along the gorge through breathtaking scenery, past waterfalls, fountains, deserted chapels and monasteries, to an authentic... more » Owner description: 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. « less
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Lier, Belgium
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44 reviews 44 reviews
4 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW

Samaria is the most known, but this one is Well worth visiting! À smaller canyon but not less beautyfull , and still peacefull. Just do it!

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014 NEW

We drive through the gorge and stopped at the church as the others described. The walk down (both paths is great) only spoiled by the man made pipes!

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Greece
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014

It's amazing place with wonderful views and a small church around the rocks! It's a must-see in Crete.

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Prague, Czech Republic
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

We visited only the Church of St. Nicolas the Kourtaliotis of Asomatos and near small waterfalls in this gorge. It was a very nice stop during our way to Moni Preveli from Rethymno. I recommend to stop on the parking place on the main road near the church to take some impressive pictures of the gorge and go down to... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

It can be very windy, it nearly took the car door off the day we stopped going through the gorge.excellent views also a small church has been built around the rocks.

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Paignton, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014

We drove through this gorge, stopping at all the various places on the way through. We walked part of the way down to St Peter's Church but as it was very hot, we did not go the whole way down - the people who did make it were struggling on the way back up! We were privileged to see eagles... More

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Florence
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

It was probably the most windy place I've ever been in my life, but the gorge is like no other - isolated, magical, quiet, and a surprising waterfall awaits you at the end of the long walk. It's that kind of place that seems like a fantasy and the experience is richly rewarding.

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Watford, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

Absolutely amazing scenery and views to be had here. Wonderful road carries on straight through and to a headland. Below is a very pretty beach, but be warned, it's a long way down and the walk back up to the car park is a killer. Worth visiting for the stunning views - and if you can stand the walk down... More

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Thessaloniki, Greece
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2014

Went to the bottom of the gorge with a guide from dive2gether diving school, put on a wet suite and swam to the water falls! Amazing amount of water coming down the falls. Saw an eel in the river and a few vultures flying over the gorge! A memorable experience!

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Hythe, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2014

Walked the gorge with a small party of people, led by a guide called Christian, who was incredibly knowledgeable, with a great sense of humour.

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