Recent Searches
Clear

Learn more about our Covid-19 response.

Read More

Kourtaliotiko Gorge Tours

star-1
1 Review
Kourtaliotiko Gorge
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.

Practical Info

Kourtaliotiko Gorge is located 22 km south of Rethymnon in central Crete. 
Address: Plakias, Greece
Read More

15 Tours and Activities to Experience Kourtaliotiko Gorge

Filter
Select Dates
Today
Tomorrow




Free Cancellation:Get a full refund up to 24 hours in advance on most experiences.See Details
Sort by:Featured
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.
More
  • 7 hours
  • Free Cancellation
From
$92.64
From
$92.64

Full-Day Land Rover Safari from Rethymno with Lunch Swimming

Full-Day Land Rover Safari from Rethymno with Lunch Swimming

star-5
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.
More
  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
From
$104.57
Price varies by group size
From
$104.57
Price varies by group size
Taking safety measures

Explore the real Crete with Safari4U

Explore the real Crete with Safari4U

star-5
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.
More
  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
From
$88.33
From
$88.33
Taking safety measures

Crete Jeep Safari to the south coast

Crete Jeep Safari to the south coast

star-5
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.
More
  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
From
$88.58
From
$88.58
Taking safety measures

Crete Full-Day Nature Trip from Rethymno

Crete Full-Day Nature Trip from Rethymno

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.
More
  • 10 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
From
$38.14
From
$38.14
Taking safety measures

Private Tour West Crete: Rethymno Region from North to South

Private Tour West Crete: Rethymno Region from North to South

star-5
In one day you have a chance to explore Rethymno region highlights from North to South! During this tour you will visit beautiful Cretan village Spili, then enjoy a route along Kourtalioti gorge by car, where we recommend to stop for an easy walk and visit St.Nicholas Church. Then, you will reach the South coast and admire beautiful view of Preveli beach. You can visit the Preveli monastery and go down by stairs up to the beach to swim and walk in the virgin Palm Forest. Finally, you will explore the picturesque Rethymno town and have a lunch in the old town. Our professional guides will give you all the information about the route and advise you about the best activities, restaurants and must-see spots. It is a private tour, so it is up to you, how much time to spend at each destination, the program is flexible. Tell us about your preferences and we will adopt the program for your needs. We give you options, you choose! Book now and discover Rethymno region with Status MLB!
More
  • 6 to 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
From
$553.61
per group
From
$553.61
per group

 Discover South Rethymnon- Villages- Plakias Beach

Discover South Rethymnon- Villages- Plakias Beach

star-5
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.
More
  • 10 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
From
$43.06
From
$43.06
Taking safety measures

Private River Trekking Adventure at Kourtaliotis Gorge

Private River Trekking Adventure at Kourtaliotis Gorge

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.
More
  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
From
$86.12
From
$86.12
Taking safety measures

Preveli Palm Beach From Chania & Rethimno

Preveli Palm Beach From Chania & Rethimno

TOUR HIGHLIGHTS .  Most Famous beach of Southern Crete  Visit the 2nd largest palm forest of Crete  Swim in the Crystal Clear Waters  Walk through the River surrounded by Palms  Visit one of the most vintage places for Hippies Please note that Boat Ticket is not included and is paid on the spot in cash
More
  • 10 hours
  • Free Cancellation
From
$24.60
Price varies by group size
From
$24.60
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.
More
  • 6 to 7 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
From
$356.77
per group
From
$356.77
per group
Taking safety measures

Rethymno Tour - VIP Private Tour

Rethymno Tour - VIP Private Tour

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!
More
  • 6 to 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
From
$442.89
per group
From
$442.89
per group
Taking safety measures

Palm Beach Preveli Day Experience

Palm Beach Preveli Day Experience

star-5
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!
More
  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
From
$32.60
From
$32.60
Taking safety measures

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.
More
  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
From
$191.92
From
$191.92
Taking safety measures

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.
More
  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
From
$88.58
From
$88.58
Taking safety measures

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

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

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.
More
  • 8 to 9 hours
  • Free Cancellation
From
$151.42
From
$151.42

Frequently Asked Questions

The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
Q:
What's the best way to experience Kourtaliotiko Gorge?