Topolia Gorge

Topolia Gorge, Chania Town: Hours, Address, Topolia Gorge Reviews: 4.5/5

Topolia Gorge
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Kristine P
Vejle, Denmark99 contributions
Couples
We went down the Gorge just across the Bakery in Topolia. We passed the church and Cemetery on our way down. We went all the way down and a little up on the other side of the valley until we came to an olive plantation. We turned around an walked the same way back. It took us one hour and twenty minutes to walk down and up. It was a beautiful walk. REMEMBER water and a sun hat.
Written July 28, 2022
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66Nicolas
Chania Town, Greece233 contributions
Family
This most scenic gorge is for everyone to see and experience.
There are two points of entry for the Topolia Gorge. The first in the middle of the village in front of the bakery. The second one Just pass the village at the bent of the main road. Leave your car there and just walk downhill, after one thousand meters you are practically in the gorge. The scenery is as wild as it can be. It runs for about five kilometres and exits at the village of Katsmatado. You can sit there and have something to drink revive yourself and return on foot to topolia, to get your car, following the main road. All this experience will take you about three hours, easy to be done even by people that are not much in this type of activities. The walk back to your car is just as spectacular but from two to three hundred meters above the first passing. The path thru the gorge is easy to walk there is a water tap to drink water if you need. Take a big breath start walking and enjoy it. NO SANDALS any other type of shoes are ok!!!.
Written November 2, 2013
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Tomverf
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Wonderful gorge, not as overwhelming as Imbros or Samaria, but still worth a visit. I wouldn't recommend starting your return trip in Topolia, seeing as when you return you'll have to make a steep climb at the end. A better idea is to start near Koutsoumados and walking northwards. You can choose to climb to Topolia or just to return and visit Topolia by car later.

Exact coordinates for the start of this trip would be 35.405449, 23.682236. Free parking. Walk north towards the gorge for about 15 minutes.
Written May 15, 2018
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philetmubruxelles
bruxelles4 contributions
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You can park you car at the TAVERN ARXONTAS KOUTSOMATADOS who is the start of the pad to visiting the famous gorges of TOPOLIA.you can ask informations on the tavern end take some drinks and food for the walk the map is on the web site https://www.facebook.com/tavernarxontas
Written September 6, 2014
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Jennysen
Handen, Sweden202 contributions
Friends
We traveled through, and stopped by, this gorge on our way to and from Elafonisi beach.
If you're scared of heights, this is not for you, but the scenery is magnificent and traveling on the winding roads is an adventure itself.
Stop by the small stands on the way and try/buy jams, flavoured raki etc. Delicious!!
Written September 29, 2014
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rob c
Suffolk, UK18 contributions
Family
we visited topolia gorge as it was a short distance from hotel spilia where we stayed. the gorge is wonderful, dramatic and quiet. it maybe smaller than other cretan gorges but benefits from less tourists. we saw vultures majestically souring above us. Topolia village is worth a visit has a number of tavernas that present a different experience to eating on the coast/towns. we loved this whole area
Written September 21, 2014
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Mufleha S
Bradford, UK84 contributions
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Very good views, if you travel this way you must visit the Sofia cave which is after the Gorge (plenty of signs).
Written April 21, 2014
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Galileo8
Tel aviv12 contributions
Family
We parked next to the bakery (the little dough pockets filled with spinach are great!) and then went down to the gorge. We went down through the village until we got to the start of the gorge.
Walking in the gorge is really nice, serene and not hard. It was the end of July and there were no people at all (except herd of goats and their shepherd). We walked around half an hour and went back.
it seems there is a way to start where we did and finish up the gorge, and then walk back to Topolia on the road, which would be easier but unsafe (especially in the very narrow tunnel), we decided just to go back the same way we went in. It is pretty tiring though, climbing back up from the gorge to the bakery (especially at noon). But it’s worth it. The views from the village are amazing and the George itself is a real nice way to explore nature in the area for few hours.
Written August 7, 2014
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LN1946
Varde, Denmark7,960 contributions
Couples
Crete has so many beautiful nature sites.
Topolia Gorge is one of them.
We took a roundtrip in car:
From Kissamos - Falasarne - South near the coast - Elos - Topolia.
A wonderful trip.
Topolia Gorge is so magnificent.
And in Topolia Village there is a good restaurant.
Written March 24, 2015
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ZeeW64
Manchester, UK213 contributions
Family
Topolia is small village on the route to the more famous Topolia Gorge. Rather than driving through on to the Gorge stop off for a few minutes to explore the area.

There are two churches, one high upon the hill and a short steep climb up steps will reward you with some amazing views of the valley. The larger Church is down in the bottom of the village and its bell tower is easy to see. Unfortunately both churches were looked when we visited.

There is also a small Taverna that is on the main road in the village. I did not capture its name but it is easily identified by a straw covered eating area. Top tip, buy a glass of freshly squeezed orange juice and a slice of home made cake.
Written August 17, 2014
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