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Kourtaliotiko Gorge

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Address: Koxare to Asamotas Road, Plakias, Crete, Greece
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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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Had a great hike from the ocean side up and it was amazing. The water is cold and crystal clear. Beautiful hike that I would recommend doing first thing in the morning before the... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 21, 2015
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Warner Robins, Georgia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2015

Had a great hike from the ocean side up and it was amazing. The water is cold and crystal clear. Beautiful hike that I would recommend doing first thing in the morning before the boats arrive and the masses. Very peaceful and would go again.

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Damnoni, Greece
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

If you traveling by car near Rethymnon, this is a place where must go. But be ware of a possible strong wind in the gorge.

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Nijmegen, The Netherlands
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2015

Beautiful and scary at the same time. I was constantly afraid one of the rocks would come down and hit us or our car. Spectacular views.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015

A chance finding but beautiful.... Hardly any traffic around so it was easy to stop and admire. The road is twisty but this adds to the appeal!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2015

This gorge has a lot of things hiding away from the motorists driving through, yes the views are great but if you park the car and walk down to the river you will find cool crystal clear water a little church and beautiful dragonflies. But for me the most spectacular view is in the air and on the cliffs where... More 

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Framlingham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2015 via mobile

An impressive place to stop for a while when driving to the south-west corner of the island. Easily accessible by way of handy pull-in places. Towering rock walls with lots of bird life, but you'll need binoculars.

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Mold, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2015

The view is truly amazing of the craggy mountains rising high above the gorge and the road. There are a few parking areas where you can stop, get out of your car and drink in the mind blowing scenery. Photographs do not do this place justice, it has to be seen to appreciate its magnificence.

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Prague, Hlavni Mesto Praha, Czech Republic
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2015

on June is better than September - on June - small waterfalls, to much flovers, green place, smal greek churches, but 300 stairs

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Ipswich, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2015

The road to Spilli from Plakias goes up through this gorge/canyon. It is quite breathtaking, with the road winding along beneath towering cliffs and crags. There is a small chapel built into the base of the rock face, in typical Cretan style. Its really awe inspiring and an easy drive. There is a big lay-by half way so you can... More 

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Cork, Ireland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015

We just randomly came across this gorge, while driving back from Preveli Beach. The views are breathtaking and well worth to stop the car for some photos!

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