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Kourtaliotiko Gorge

Koxare to Asamotas Road, Plakias, Crete, Greece
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Ranked #1 of 15 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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Paignton, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014 NEW

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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33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
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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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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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2014

simply one of the best views we have ever seen. have to visit if you are in the area. the roughness of the landscape is just shocking

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tlv
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2013

panorama. optional walks. canyon road. beautifull. for visitors to hora sfakion (sfakia) before or after Samaria Gorge. the other road to north also climbs through another gorge, just as impressive.

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chania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2013

An amazing gorge that you can cross with your car. It worth visiting Agion Nikolaos church at the exit of the gorge: stop your car in the parking space and walk down the stairs to the church next to the waters coming out of the mountain side.

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