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Kotsifou Canyon

Rethymnon, Crete, Greece
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Simply fantastic!

On the way to our resort we drove around the corner and suddenly found ourselves in this great... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
PATandi1
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Munich, Germany
Fantastic experience.

Fantastic views around every corner. Hairdryer experience as the warm winds from the Libyan sea... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
johnyrememberme
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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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  • Average5%
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Rethymnon, Crete, Greece
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

On the way to our resort we drove around the corner and suddenly found ourselves in this great scenery. Really impressive and just wonderful. The roads are good and there are few stop points to take amazing pictures. I really loved to pass the canyon...More

Thank PATandi1
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Fantastic views around every corner. Hairdryer experience as the warm winds from the Libyan sea whip up the narrow canyon. Vultures hovering overhead waiting for a not so sure footed goat ( or tourist ) to lose their footing.

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Reviewed 28 May 2018 via mobile

I came here with friends on coach trip and the views were stunning. If you come here drive slowly so you can take in the views. Just bear in mind the roads at times can be very narrow and some are near the edge of...More

Thank Jenny M
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Reviewed 29 April 2018

Of my what a faulous place, If you go late afternoon like we did then you might also be priviledged to see eagles riding on the thermals - breattaking.

1  Thank BigPeteW
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Reviewed 5 November 2017

Spent 3 days driving around Crete and this one was one of the most memorable places for me. Really enjoyed being able to step outside my car and feel the powerful breeze that runs between the mountains. I am a travel photographer so feel free...More

1  Thank NeoNorth
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Reviewed 13 October 2017

Awesome piece of geology with a few stop off places to admire the views. Crete has from for these types of features and this is one of its finest.

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Reviewed 23 September 2017

Spectacular scenery, plenty of free parking, but hardly mentioned in any of the tourist literature. We came upon the Canyon completely by accident and, caught by surprise, our breath was taken away. Well worth exploring en route to the south coast.

Thank Tonyjohn90
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Reviewed 22 August 2017

Great access by road with good viewpoints along the way. Stunning to look at and pass through. A must do.

Thank pj101Wales
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Reviewed 15 July 2017

Leaving Moni Kato Preveli (Preveli Monastery) one can cross this canyon by car. Beware: the road is getting very narrow on places, preventing two cars to cross one another. There is a small parking lot at the entrance (or exit) of the canyon permitting to...More

Thank cwfan
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Reviewed 30 June 2017

The Kotsifou Canyon takes your breath away it is so beautiful. We drove through it, but I wish we had had chance to stop and walk around a bit. Well worth a visit.

Thank Lucy_LouBrighton
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