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Kourtaliotiko Gorge Tours and Activities

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A vast canyon burrowing between the Kouroupis and Xiro Oros mountains, the Kourtaliotiko Gorge is among Crete’s most dramatic natural attractions – running for almost 3 km along the Kourtaliotiko River. Starting out from the village of Koxare, the scenic canyon winds through the cliffs to join the Libyan Sea coast, where it forms a glistening lagoon fringed by the sandy beaches and verdant palm forests of the Preveli Palm Beach.

Most visitors choose to follow the road along the top of the canyon, enjoying the views over Kourtaliotiko Gorge and stopping to clamber down into the gorge and explore the many caves, streams and waterfalls, as well as the historic Church of St. Nicholas, perched on the hillside.

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Crete Jeep Safari to the south coast

Crete Jeep Safari to the south coast

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Explore Crete on an all-day off-road tour with a personal driver. After a convenient pickup from select hotels, hop in a 4x4 and get off the beaten path with an informative private guide. Visit otherwise inaccessible parts of the island, take a refreshing swim at the famed Preveli Beach, and enjoy a delicious lunch included in the tour price.
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  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$83.03
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$83.03

Full-Day Land Rover Safari from Rethymno with Lunch Swimming

Full-Day Land Rover Safari from Rethymno with Lunch Swimming

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Get off the beaten path on Crete during this full-day 4x4 adventure exploring the island’s charming villages, deserted beaches, and rugged scenery. Climb into an off-road Land Rover as you explore idyllic small towns like Spili, marvel at natural landmarks like Kourtaliotiko Gorge, and take a dip on postcard-perfect beaches like Preveli. A traditional Cretan lunch with unlimited wine is also covered.
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  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$98.02
Price varies by group size
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$98.02
Price varies by group size

Explore the real Crete with Safari4U

Explore the real Crete with Safari4U

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Our safari style excursion includes all the different aspects of rural Crete. Green valleys, small villages, impressive canyons, beautiful isolated beaches, warm-hearted people... and of course fun and safe off-road tracks that offer unique, breathtaking views. Safari4U brings our visitors away from the touristic "action" and into an authentic Cretan experience.
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  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$82.80
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$82.80

Discover South Rethymnon- Villages- Plakias Beach

Discover South Rethymnon- Villages- Plakias Beach

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Follow us through the savage natural landscape of Crete which make your soul fill full of power. We will start from the dam of the rivers at the lake, we will end up to the breathtaking full of plants gorge of Saint Antonios with a small church in the rocky cave. We will pass through some traditional villages and we will stop to take pictures at the higher point of the area, viewing the North and the South Rethymno and the two highest mountains of Crete. Τhen we will visit a botanical garden for a 40-minutes guided tour. You will discover plants and flowers of Crete, famous for their healing properties. At the end of that tour we will have a tea to enjoy and smell the magic of Cretan nature.We continue direction Spili (a famous village for its natural springs), we will visit the folklore museum and we will have free time for coffee. As long as we cross the imposing gorge of Kourtaliotis we will move towards Plakias beach for swimming and food with view to the South Cretan Sea.
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  • 10 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$40.36
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$40.36

Portrait of West Crete: Six Senses Mosaic & Venetian Rethymno

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Portrait of West Crete: Six Senses Mosaic & Venetian Rethymno

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Pair up with our top local insider & journey along the golden expanse of West Crete by the comfort of a luxury chauffeured vehicle. Submerge into a bespoke adventure fueled by the shimmering authenticity of ancient villages, hospitable locals who live close to untouched nature, lavish gorges spilling their rivers into the sea & storied Byzantine Monasteries nestled among utopian wonders. Tuck into the genuine flavors of our legendary forefathers. Unearth the archaic hamlet of King Agamemnon where water resources are pure, the temperature is ideal, & the local knowledge of food is an art. Prepare to be mesmerized by delicious aromas of slow-grilled lamb & melt-in-mouth river fish placed around an open fire straight in front of you. Luxuriate along the seaside town of Rethymno wallowing in the charm of the labyrinthian streets & Venetian fortification. Revel in the glamour of the old town that makes it a minor playground for authentic street markets & eclectic wine-cocktail bars.
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  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$557.70
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$599.67
$41.97 savings
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$557.70
per group
$599.67
$41.97 savings

Full-Day West Crete Tour from Heraklion

Full-Day West Crete Tour from Heraklion

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Although Heraklion is the perfect base to see Crete’s cultural and architectural heritage, it’s not the only part of Crete that is worthy of a visit. On this full-day tour, discover two of the prettiest cities in Western Crete, Chania and Rethymno. Learn all about the diversity of Heraklion’s heritage, including its Venetian, Ottoman, Byzantine and ancient Greek influences.
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  • 10 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$70.35
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$70.35

Skip the Line: Aquaplus Admission Ticket

Skip the Line: Aquaplus Admission Ticket

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Spend a day at Acqua Plus, the most popular water park on Crete. The park is divided into two sides, one for all ages and one for adults only. Facilities are clean, well-run, and safe, with multiple lifeguards on duty at all times. In addition to the many games, slides, and water rides inside the park, there is a beautiful garden in the center with Cretan flowers and trees, exotic flowers, weeping willows, palm trees, bougainvilleas,  French marigolds and more greenery, making for a nice escape form the heat and sun.
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  • 1 day
  • Free Cancellation
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$31.14
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$31.14

Zeus Cave & Lassithi Plateau (Safari Adventure Offroad Excursion)

Zeus Cave & Lassithi Plateau (Safari Adventure Offroad Excursion)

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Explore the rugged and wild side of Crete on the off-road adventure tour. Travel comfortably in a Land Rover high up into the Dikti mountain range. By going on an organized tour, you won’t have to worry about getting lost in unmarked rural areas and an experienced driver drives with confidence on the mountain roads. Highlights include reaching Lassithi Plateau and exploring Zeus Cave. When you’ve worked up an appetite, a delicious local Cretan lunch in a taverna is provided.
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  • 7 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$102.64
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$102.64

Private Tour West Crete: Rethymno Region from North to South

Private Tour West Crete: Rethymno Region from North to South

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Discover scenic villages and dramatic gorges on this fully customizable tour of the Rethymno region. A typical day might begin with Spili village, the Kortialotiko Gorge and the Church of St. Nicholas of Kortialoti. Next, head to the Holy Monastery of Preveli and Preveli Beach with its natural palm forest. Finally, explore Rethymno’s Venetian old town. Your package covers door-to-door private guided transfers: meals and tickets are at your expense.
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  • 6 to 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$518.95
per group
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$518.95
per group

Crete Full-Day Nature Trip from Rethymno

Crete Full-Day Nature Trip from Rethymno

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Enjoy a round-trip excursion to the southern part of Rethymno. Experience the natural beauty of Crete, explore traditional villages and more.Stop at Kournas, Crete’s only fresh-water lake. Enjoy a short drive through the countryside to the traditional village of Argyroupoli, Just before the first glimpse at the Libyan Sea, stop at the Kotsifou Gorge and visit a beautiful old stone church.Take a break at the Bay of Plakias and enjoy some time relaxing on the beach or exploring the village.
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  • 10 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$33.44
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$33.44

Preveli Palm Beach from Chania and Rethymno

Preveli Palm Beach from Chania and Rethymno

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Don't miss to visit the tropical paradise in the middle of the Mediterranean! You will visit the 2nd largest palm forest of Crete and swim in Crystal Clear Waters! You will also walk through the River surrounded by Palms and visit one of the most vintage places for Hippies!
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  • 10 to 11 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$49.59
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$49.59

Private tour in South Rethymno,local villages, and traditional lunch

Private tour in South Rethymno,local villages, and traditional lunch

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Wander around the seductive southern Crete with the amazing sights, canyons, exotic beaches and local villages for one day and feel the cretan spirit.  In this private tour that lasts 8 to 9 hours you will have the opportunity to explore the Kourtaliotiko canyon with its lonely chapel of Agios Nikolaos, have a morning greek coffee under the trees of Spili's square, swim in crystal clear waters in beaches that are not touched from mass tourism yet and have lunch in a traditional village with the view of Lybian sea.
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  • 8 to 9 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$141.94
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$141.94

Rethymno Tour - VIP Private Tour

Rethymno Tour - VIP Private Tour

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Crete is a fascinating island and the region of Rethymno has amazing and diverse sceneries that need to be explored. The Rethymno Tour in Private offers you the chance to discover in a unique way all the different parts that are worth exploring in this area! You will also enjoy the local cuisine with a full course traditional lunch and unlimited pure Cretan wine. The Private Tour is accompanied by our professional, friendly and knowledgeable drivers-guides and is customized to your interests. Book this exciting Rethymno Tour in Private and find out about the incredibly diverse Crete in a way suitable to your tastes!
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  • 6 to 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$415.16
per group
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$415.16
per group

Private River Trekking Adventure at Kourtaliotis Gorge

Private River Trekking Adventure at Kourtaliotis Gorge

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Take the opportunity to swim next to the beautiful waterfall of Kourtaliotis gorge and admire the nature surrounding it. Then we gonna start hiking down the river and the fresh running water gonna cool us down through the hole adventure. Also you will take back home memories, photos and videos of the unique scenery with our action cameras. With our final destination, Preveli one of the most famous and must see beaches in Crete.
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$103.79
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$103.79

Palm Beach Preveli Day Experience from Rethymno

Palm Beach Preveli Day Experience from Rethymno

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On this excursion you will have the opportunity to visit Preveli and Damnoni located on the South Coast of Crete. The first stop is at Kourtaliotiko gorge which is one of the most impressive gorges of Rethymno, with its unique natural beauty and several small waterfalls. The bus then takes you to Damnoni beach with its beautiful turquoise waters and white sand. Upon arrival, you will take the boat to visit Preveli Palm Beach, one of the most spectacular beaches in Crete, an ideal place for swimming and relaxation. You may visit the palm tree forest and then the boat takes you back to Damnoni. This excursion will leave you an unforgettable experience!
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  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$30.56
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$30.56

Crete 4x4 Safari Including Preveli Palm Beach and Kourtaliotiko Gorge

Crete 4x4 Safari Including Preveli Palm Beach and Kourtaliotiko Gorge

Swap Crete’s beaches for a 4x4 safari through the beautiful Cretan countryside with this full-day tour. Climb into a 4-seater, all-terrain vehicle and set off in a convoy behind two professional guides. Rumble along Crete’s dusty dirt tracks, passing sleepy, whitewashed villages and verdant vineyards. Visit the pretty village of Spili and enjoy lunch at a local taverna, then continue to Preveli Palm Beach, where you’ll enjoy free time to sunbathe, swim and relax. Cap your tour with an off-ride ride by Kourtaliotiko Gorge.
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  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$83.03
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$83.03

Portrait of West Crete: Six Senses Mosaic & Venetian Rethymno from Elounda

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Portrait of West Crete: Six Senses Mosaic & Venetian Rethymno from Elounda

Pair up with our top local insider & journey along the golden expanse of West Crete by the comfort of a luxury chauffeured vehicle. Submerge into a bespoke adventure fueled by the shimmering authenticity of ancient villages, hospitable locals who live close to untouched nature, lavish gorges spilling their rivers into the sea & storied Byzantine Monasteries nestled among utopian wonders. Tuck into the genuine flavors of our legendary forefathers. Unearth the archaic hamlet of King Agamemnon where water resources are pure, the temperature is ideal, & the local knowledge of food is an art. Prepare to be mesmerized by delicious aromas of slow-grilled lamb & melt-in-mouth river fish placed around an open fire straight in front of you. Luxuriate along the seaside town of Rethymno wallowing in the charm of the labyrinthian streets & Venetian fortification. Revel in the glamour of the old town that makes it a minor playground for authentic street markets & eclectic wine-cocktail bars.
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  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
From
$622.05
per group
$668.87
$46.82 savings
From
$622.05
per group
$668.87
$46.82 savings

Canyoning in the water and beach - Kourtaliotiko Gorge, Preveli palm beach

Canyoning in the water and beach - Kourtaliotiko Gorge, Preveli palm beach

Feel free to rappel down the steep canyon wall next to the waterfall and try adrenaline jumps in the water as many times as you wish. Our specialized instructors and guides will be next to you at all times to ensure your safety and guide you through the different activities. Hiking towards the south, we discover a small cave called “the fairy cave” – if you are lucky enough, you may see one hiding behind the stalactites and stalagmites! We will hike for about half an hour more to find the best spot for our next stop. After a 15 min. drive we arrive above the most famous destination of the south coast of Rethymno. Admire Kourtaliotis' mouth, flowing through a dense palm forest and into the crystal clear waters of the Libyan sea! We walk down about 500 stone steps to get to the beach where you have free time to swim, relax and maybe walk around between the palm trees. In the afternoon we walk back up the steps to access our vehicles.
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  • 6 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$184.52
Price varies by group size
From
$184.52
Price varies by group size

South Round Trip - VIP Private Tour

South Round Trip - VIP Private Tour

Discover the beautiful and diverse sceneries of our South Round Trip. This VIP Tour will adjust everything to your needs, as times and stops are flexible. We provide the whole vehicle only for you, accompanied by our professional drivers! The Kournas Lake offers a relaxing landscape in a valley among hills. The village of Argiroupolis is a very refreshing place with its waterfalls and the cool mountain air. The Kotsifou Gorge will fascinate you with its scenery. Plakias Beach is a beautiful sandy beach, suitable for every taste, allowing you to relax and swim in the crystal clear waters of the Libyan Sea. You will come in contact with the wild side of Cretan nature in the Kourtaliotiko Gorge.
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  • 6 to 7 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$334.43
per group
From
$334.43
per group

South Crete Tour

South Crete Tour

Discover the natural beauty of Crete, as you explore Kourtaliotiko Gorge. Relax on the picturesque Kalypso beach and dine with a delicious, traditional lunch in Mariou Village.
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  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$183.09
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$183.09

South Crete Preveli Beach and Kourtaliotiko Gorge 4x4 Adventure with Lunch

South Crete Preveli Beach and Kourtaliotiko Gorge 4x4 Adventure with Lunch

Explore the rugged countryside of southern Crete on a full-day 4x4 adventure. Settle inside a 4x4 and rumble by olive groves, vineyards, and traditional villages to Preveli Beach, where a lagoon and sands meet the Libyan Sea. After lunch at a beach taverna, enjoy time to relax and swim before heading off road into Kourtaliotiko Gorge, known for its waterfalls and steep cliffs. Includes hotel pickup and drop-off in Rethymno area resorts.
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  • 7 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$85.34
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$85.34

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We recommend booking e-tickets ahead of time to secure your spot since Kourtaliotiko Gorge can get crowded. If you book with Viator, you can cancel at least 24 hours before the start date of your tour for a full refund.
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How much does it cost to visit Kourtaliotiko Gorge 2021?
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Currently, an entrance ticket to Kourtaliotiko Gorge costs USD 30.56. Guided Kourtaliotiko Gorge tours start around USD 30.56 per person.
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