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Address: Koxare to Asamotas Road, Plakias, Crete, Greece
Description: A long and pleasant walk along the gorge through breathtaking scenery...
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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Amazing Scenery

Drove through this gorge on the way back to Rethymno. Impressive scenery. Saw two large Eagles (may have been golden eagles) nesting up in the cliff. Well worth driving through.

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 9, 2015
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Swindon, United Kingdom
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22 reviews 22 reviews
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13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2015

Drove through this gorge on the way back to Rethymno. Impressive scenery. Saw two large Eagles (may have been golden eagles) nesting up in the cliff. Well worth driving through.

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Athens, Greece
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2015

Waterfalls and a picturesque churche. If you go to plakias you have to visit Kourtaliotiko Gorge and will see a marvelous piece of nature.

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Novosibirsk, Russia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2015

visit this amazing place, your heart will smile, emotions will overflow you...But walk down till the end, cuz every turn shows amazing views, walk to the right side and to the left. If there will be the very windy weather, just be careful but walk down.

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Dublin, Ireland
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2015

It is not among the most famous Cretan gorges,and we had a quick stop only to admiring the great vultures flying over the canyon.

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014

By around 50kms Do not believe this map. Planning on finding gorge following directions in reviews. Have tried twice with TA map.

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Doncaster, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014

It can be windy at times but the views are spectacular. There are some walks in the gorge to a couple of churchs

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

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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