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Kourtaliotiko Gorge

Koxare to Asamotas Road, Plakias, Crete, Greece
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Ranked #1 of 17 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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Greece
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89 reviews 89 reviews
21 attraction reviews
51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014 NEW

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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61 helpful votes 61 helpful votes
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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87 helpful votes 87 helpful votes
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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Givatayim
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2014

Kourtaliotiko Gorge has a wonderful view of the river waterfall with smaller waterfalls next to it from springs high up on the canyon walls. There are two main lookout points and you should visit both, the second one is an old pumping station with a view of a point where the river widens out into a small lagoon and the... More

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Hoganas, Sweden
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2014

Near Plakias, dramatic ravine with a chapel in the ravine, fine flora. It´s easy to park here and steps down to the river. But avoid the area during severe fire and immediately after rain, in view of falling pebbles

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