Gorge Kourtaliotiko is one of the most beautiful gorges of Crete, hiding many surprises. In addition, even at the peak of the season, few people walk around its base. If you like challenges and adventures, walk with us along the bottom of the ravine, in the shadow of its impressive walls, up to 500 meters high. Throughout the year, a river flows there, which creates small cascades, dams, picturesque lanes, which invite you to a refreshing bath. In several places the path requires crossing the river or even wading in it. Water can reach above the knees. You will also have a surprise – a charming place where the water seeps over the green-covered rocks. You can stay here and enjoy the beauty of this place. But if you do not fear the icy water, you can enter between the vertical walls of the ravine to reach the main cascade after a few dozen meters – a waterfall about 40 meters high. It is a magical place, vibrant with the energy of nature. Here you will feel the strength and beauty of the water element.
Near the waterfall you will find a charming corner with the church of St. Nicholas and a stone bridge where you can admire the waterfall from above.
Here we will leave the gorge and return to the level of the road, admiring the stories of the legends and nature of this unique place.
Do you have to be able to swim?
- yes, to reach the great cascade.
- otherwise it is not neccessary