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Topolia Gorge

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Topolia Gorge

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Minoa Pediada South of Topolia Village, Chania Town, Crete 734 00 Greece
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Nobody wants to waste vacation time waiting outside an attraction, especially in high temperatures. With this priority-access ticket to the Knossos archaeological site, you can breeze past ticket-purchase lines to explore what was the birthplace of Minoan civilization and according to myth, the seat of King Minos. Prebook your skip-the-line ticket, travel independently to the site, and roam the partially restored relics of Minos’ palace and courtyards independently.
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Cricketfeatures wrote a review Sep 2020
Koh samui18 contributions16 helpful votes
We tried walking the gorge with a 2 and a 5 year old last week. We got about 1km from Koutsomatados and we had to turn back. If you are fit and don't have small kids it must be a stunning walk.
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Date of experience: September 2020
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soozk86 wrote a review Sep 2019
Nottingham, United Kingdom12 contributions2 helpful votes
A lot of damage done to this walk in winter 2018. Was a easy path to walk according to previous reviews. Now an adventure walk/ scramble, great fun if you like walking, boldering/climbing/scrambling. All easily done if you have some experience, no ropes required. We walked from koutsomatados, parked at the taverna there. Walk through the tiny village or go back over the bridge and the path is there immediately on the right. The scramble took us around 3 hours to get to Topolia with stops at a leisurely pace. Turn left over a river where there were lots of goats and sheep, up a steep dirt road this will take you to the village. Had a lovely lunch at topos&elia , great view and lovely little taverna. Headed back, easier on the way back, took around 2 hours, made the most of a few small boldering opportunities as well.
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Date of experience: September 2019
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Victoria M wrote a review Aug 2019
Lancaster, United Kingdom28 contributions48 helpful votes
Sadly,severe winter weather caused a number of landslides and the gorge is now almost inaccessible. It is possible to travel along it, but it is not a walk. It is a scramble with some challenging climbing. Unless you are interested in bouldering and want a challenge, I strongly recommend that you avoid it. There's also a very limited bus service back to Topolia and taxis are expensive. It would be both foolish and dangerous to walk back along the road and through the tunnel.
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Date of experience: August 2019
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TravelhappyEngland wrote a review Jun 2019
England463 contributions175 helpful votes
Narrow roads and very good driving bring you to the heart of Crete. Out in the hills is the gorge and caves. Amazing views.
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Date of experience: June 2019
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LondonExPat1 wrote a review Apr 2019
London, United Kingdom92 contributions20 helpful votes
We also tried to do this walk but the path was flooded. Had a nice hike into the mountains instead and a nice meal at Tavern Restaurant Arxontas Koutsomatados (which also has parking). Really nice homemade food.
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Date of experience: April 2019
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