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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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Stunning scenery

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed June 27, 2015
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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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Dieren, The Netherlands
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

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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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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Address: Koxare to Asamotas Road, Plakias, Crete, Greece
Location: Europe  >  Greece  >  Crete  >  Rethymnon Prefecture  >  Plakias

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