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Kourtaliotiko Gorge

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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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Breathtaking

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!

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 24, 2015
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Cork, Ireland
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Cork, Ireland
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29 reviews 29 reviews
10 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015 NEW

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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Dieren, The Netherlands
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 NEW

We went there with a guide. Following the river walk, we booked this at anso travel in Plakias. This is a gorge with stunning views. But a lot of different paths so good to get lost fast.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2015

We first drove through this gorge on the way to Plakias from Rethymno and we weren't expecting it - after the last turn into the gorge out jaws dropped! We have since been through many times and have been privileged to see the vultures circling overhead. Be warned - it can be VERY windy so take care!

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Swindon, United Kingdom
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22 reviews 22 reviews
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14 helpful votes 14 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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