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“Most impressive strait”

Kourtaliotiko Gorge
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4x4 Preveli and Kourtaliotiko Gorge Safari In Southern Crete
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Crete 4x4 Safari Including Preveli Palm Beach and Kourtaliotiko Gorge
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Full-Day Land Rover Safari from Rethymno with Lunch and Swimming
Ranked #4 of 17 things to do in Plakias
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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.
Reviewed 5 October 2013

On your way to Plakias (back and forth from Rethymnon, in our case) we were awed by the narrow strait and the tall mountains surrounding it. In September there was no water stream but the overall way even without walking through the gorge is most impressive. We were surprised by the landscape especially since on all three Crete maps that we used the gorge wasn't mentioned (?). So we just stopped the car twice and watched the view from the look-outs. It adds a special dimension to the western road linking the northern and soutern coasts.

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Reviewed 29 September 2013

A wonderful gorge. I really want to visit Samaria gorge next year, but I don't know how much better it can be from Kourtaliotiko Gorge.

Thank Francois D
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Reviewed 27 August 2013

we drove through the gorge on the way to plakia from Chania. very impressive, but it can also be dangerous on windy days ... especially in a jeep.

Thank Man D
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Reviewed 14 August 2013

we joined a group and walked the gorge (the walk was described as "in the river" but really we were only in the river for a minute or two). our guide was lively and informed. the walking was easy so it would be good for kids. the walk ended at Preveli (Palm) beach.

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Reviewed 11 July 2013

Amazing place with waterfalls and small church at the end, but I reccomend to go there in the evening or early morning, when are not so many people.

1  Thank Riannon_88
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