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If you want to reach this picturesque gorge, you need to overcome a long way through another famous and marvelous Cretan gorge.
Kotsifu Gorge is on the itinerary between Rethymno and Agios Nikolaos. To reach it, you need to overcome Kourtaliotiko Gorge, pass the Monastery of Preveli, to move to the village Mirfio, and from there - to Agios Nikolaos, where you will find and the entrance to the gorge.
In some places, the gorge is so narrow that the distance between two rocks just ten meters. Here, the wind howled continuously, because of what the people called this valleywheezing. On the road you can see the church of St. Nicholas, which is hidden in a rocky grotto.
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Saint Nikolas church
The snow-white church on a low cliff is seen from afar, it is a path from rough stones, and from it opens the magic views of the surroundings.22
Fortress of Spinalonga
Built to defend the island, the castle turned it into an impregnable area, but now there is just a ruin, from which you can see the bay and Crete.30
Beautiful freshwater lake surrounded by a mountain landscape, creating a special atmosphere of seclusion and isolation from the rest of the world.44
Beautiful place of Crete, where there is unspoilt nature, there are three seas, and the color of the water has several different shades.1
Treasure of Richtis Gorge, this waterfall is considered one of the most beautiful in Greece, but to reach it, you need to overcome a long way through the gorge.21
Beautiful and unguarded cave, where only rare travelers come and where stalactites and stalagmites form fanciful shapes.14
Glyka Nera Beach
Hidden away from the prying eyes of rocks and cliffs, Glyka Nera beach is considered one of the most beautiful in the world due to its well-groomed and close freshwater supply.11
The most famous landmark of Crete depicted on all the postcards and souvenirs, the place where according to legend was the Minotaur maze.20
The Leper Island Spinalonga
A former leper colony, this island has preserved only the ruins of a once-powerful fortress and abandoned houses of leprosy patients.29
Visit the most famous cave in Crete, where according to legend, small Zeus with his mother hid from his tyrannical father.30
Sandy and pebble beach is located on the southern coast of the island and has become legendary thanks to the hippies who lived in these caves.9
One and the best places in Crete for snorkeling and diving with fishes. Underwater canyons make diving especially interesting.13