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Greece - Crete, Kourtaliotiko Gorge

Greece - Crete, Kourtaliotiko Gorge
The Kourtaliotiko Gorge (Κουρταλιώτικο Φαράγγι) is considered being one of the most beautiful gorges in Crete. It follows the Kourtaliotiko River flowing southwards between the mountains of Kouroupa (984 m) and Xiron (904 m).

Coming from the north the gorge starts nearby the village of Koxare winding almost three kilometers among bare vertical cliffs, which reach a height of hundreds of meters. The elevation difference between the entrance point and the outlet is hundred and fifty metres.

The Kourtaliotiko Gorge is named after the clapping sounds which can be heard when a strong wind is beating against the rocks of the gorge. These sounds are called “kourtala” in the local dialect

PiP1: the entrance of the gorge seen from the road below the village of Frati.
PiP2: Agios Nikolaos, about halfway the gorge steps are leading to this picturesque chapel

Klaus F., Anjo, Adam *, Ferret Josiane and 53 other people have particularly liked this photo

46 comments - The latest ones
 Ulrich John
Ulrich John club
HFF, Jaap ! Wish you a very nice weekend !
3 years ago.
Adele club
Great capture of this amazing gorge!
HFF Jaap and a lovely weekend
3 years ago.
In the Dutch mountains, hehe.
HFF Jaap & een prachtig weekend!
3 years ago.
Great capture...
3 years ago.
 Madeleine Defawes
Madeleine Defawes club
Beautiful pictures !
3 years ago.
 Roger (Grisly)
Roger (Grisly) club
Wonderful landscape and a terrififc pov,
HFF and a nice weekend Jaap.
3 years ago.
gezginruh club
Amazing !!

Have a great weekend
3 years ago.
 Jadviga Grase
Jadviga Grase club
Beautiful landscape and shots.
Happy weekend, Jaap!
3 years ago.
 Rosalyn Hilborne
Rosalyn Hilborne club
Three beautiful pictures Jaap.
Best wishes for a lovely weekend :))
3 years ago.
 Tanja - Loughcrew
Tanja - Loughcrew club
Spectacular View and PiPs Jaap...congrats ;)
3 years ago.
tiabunna club
Lovely images of this rugged landscape. HFF, Jaap.
3 years ago.
 Dimas Sequeira
Dimas Sequeira club
Impressive gorge! HFF, Jaap!
3 years ago.
Berny club
I know this gorge very well, I think I was there 10 times, I love Crete!
Great Photo!
3 years ago.
Jaap van 't Veen club
has replied to Berny club
Was our third vist and love the island too.
3 years ago.
 Jeff Farley
Jeff Farley club
An excellent landscape shot Jaap. Have a good weekend.
3 years ago.
micritter club
Beautiful lanscape and excellent image.
3 years ago.
LutzP club
Impressive Jaap. HFF and have a nice one
3 years ago.
Thérèse club
On n'est pas aux pays bas, là !:)
Bon we Jeff
3 years ago.
Ecobird club
An amazing landscape Jaap and great information. Love the PiPs. HFF and have a great weekend
3 years ago.
Xata club
Rocky mountains...I love that...HFF and nice weekend
3 years ago.
sasithorn_s club
Amazing landscape capture and great photo, Jaap!
Have a wonderful weekend!
3 years ago.
ROL/Photo club
Superbe vue....Jaap...
tu as fait les gorges de Samaria???
bon W/end friendsiphs
3 years ago.
Jaap van 't Veen club
has replied to ROL/Photo club
No, we didn't; not on our route.
3 years ago.
 Dick M
Dick M
Rugged, indeed! Good shooting.
3 years ago.
Love the remains of the old road between the newer road and the stream.
3 years ago. Edited 3 years ago.
 Hubs 56
Hubs 56 club
it's a beautiful place Jaap, I visited 3 weeks before you
greetings, Hubs
3 years ago.
Danielle club
C'est MAGNIFIQUE*************
3 years ago.
 Trudy Tuinstra
Trudy Tuinstra club
prachtige foto's , zo deel je je vakantie en ben ik ook even in Griekenland. Dank je wel.
3 years ago.
Gudrun club
Excellent photos! A very belated HFF, Jaap!
3 years ago.
 Rainer Blankermann
Rainer Blankermann club
Die Landschaft auf dem Titelfoto ist schön, aber sehr karg! Schöne Komposition und Perspektive, Jaap!
3 years ago.
Schussentäler club
faszinierende Landschaft
3 years ago.
 Nicole Merdrignac
Nicole Merdrignac club
Très belle photo. Cordialement. Nicole.
3 years ago.
 Kama 56
Kama 56
des vues sauvages
3 years ago.
 Leo W
Leo W club
fine contrasts
3 years ago.
 Nico Andries
Nico Andries
Ziet er heel ruw en desolaat uit.. Prima compositie en een indrukwekkend gebied..
3 years ago.
Jaap van 't Veen club
has replied to Nico Andries
Klopt Nico; ben zeer gecharmeerd van Kreta met al z'n diverse landschappen.
3 years ago.
 Jeanne chevillard
Jeanne chevillard club
Magnifique paysage !!!
3 years ago.
sea-herdorf club
Eine fantastische Perspektive, Jaap,
freundliche Grüße
3 years ago.
 Denis Croissant
Denis Croissant club
Looks like bandit country!
3 years ago.
 Christiane ♥.•*¨`*•✿
Christiane ♥.•*¨`*•✿ club
Impressive and beautiful landscape !
Have a nice week end, dear Jaap.
3 years ago.
 Nora Caracci
Nora Caracci club
great landscape !
3 years ago.
Belle image représentative de ce pays.
3 years ago.
 Robert Tuffier
Robert Tuffier
une jolie vue
3 years ago.
 Percy Schramm
Percy Schramm club
Wow, what a marvelous region. Thank you so much for the interesting informations, Jaap !
3 years ago.
Sylvie club
superbe photo : ça donne envie d'y aller !!
3 years ago.
Esther club
That is stunning.
3 years ago.

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