Kotsifos Gorge

Gorge description

The gorge of Kotsifos starts at Kannevos village and ends at Plakias. The starting point is very narrow with a width of about 10m, which gradually increases and reaches 600m. The total length is 1800m, and the almost vertical sides that reach a height of 600m. Inside the gorge, there is a small temple built inside a rocky cavity dedicated to Saint Nicholas.

Hiking in the upper part of the gorge (Kanevos – Bridge of Sellia).
Starting from the village Kanevos you can start hiking on the riverbed and reach the bridge that connects villages Selia and Myrthios (after about one hour of course). Along the way, there are large boulders that block the passage, but with a little attention, you can overcome them. At one point the side-gorge of Boutsinas meets Kotsyfos with an impressive waterfall of 20 meters. In summer the riverbed is dry.

Course in the upper part of the gorge (Bridge of Sellia – Plakias)
At the location of the bridge that heads to Selia, the canyon gradually turns into a wide valley. You can continue our course at the bottom of the gorge, along the riverbed. After meeting a modern temple, after 3-4 minutes you meet a dirt road that heads backwards (opposite the flow of the river). If you follow this road in a few minutes you will meet the springs of Kotsifos where a pond is formed (surrounding villages get water from here). From here onwards, the river has a water flow throughout the year emptying on the beach of Plakias.

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Most frequent asked questions

What type of gorge is Kotsifos Gorge?

Kotsifos Gorge is a hiking gorge.

Is there water in Kotsifos Gorge?

Yes, there is water in Kotsifos Gorge until the spring.

How accessible is Kotsifos Gorge?

Kotsifos Gorge is accessible via a paved road.

How long is Kotsifos Gorge?

Kotsifos Gorge is 2 km long.

What is the difficulty level of Kotsifos Gorge?

Kotsifos Gorge has a difficulty level of 3 out of 10.

How many hours does it take to hike Kotsifos Gorge?

It takes approximately 2 hours to hike Kotsifos Gorge.

What is the altitude difference in Kotsifos Gorge?

The altitude difference in Kotsifos Gorge is 200.

 

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Stays near Kotsifos Gorge

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  • Kanevos Rethymno

Featuring a garden and a terrace, Forest view house in South Rethymno Rethymno, provides accommodation in Kanevos, with free WiFi and mountain views. The air-conditioned accommodation is 29 km from Sfakia.

The holiday home is equipped with 2 bedroom, 2 bathrooms, bed linen, towels, a FULL HD TV, a dining area, a fully equipped kitchen, and a patio with garden views.

The holiday home offers a hot tub.

The bedrooms are not next to each other, the first is on the upper level of the house and the second on the lower.

Plakias village is 8 km from Forest view house in South Rethymno Rethymno, while Rethymno Town is 30 km away. The nearest airport is Chania International Airport, 89 km from the accommodation.

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€137

/night

  • 910 m
  • 9.7 / 10
  • Unnamed Street

Featuring air-conditioned accommodation with a private pool, Kanevos Iconic Villa, with private heated pool! is located in Kánevos. This property offers access to a balcony, free private parking and free WiFi.

The villa with a terrace and mountain views features 3 bedrooms, a living room, a flat-screen TV, an equipped kitchen with a dishwasher and an oven, and 3 bathrooms with a bath. Towels and bed linen are provided in the villa.

The villa offers a hot tub. Guests can also relax in the garden.

Archaeological Museum of Rethymno is 25 km from Kanevos Iconic Villa, with private heated pool!, while Museum of Ancient Eleftherna is 48 km away. The nearest airport is Chania International Airport, 78 km from the accommodation.

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€412

/night

  • 920 m
  • 7.6 / 10
  • Kanevos House

Situated in Áyios Ioánnis in the Crete region, Hellenick House has a garden. The accommodation is 8 km from Plakias, and guests benefit from complimentary WiFi and private parking available on site.

The holiday home has 3 bedrooms, 1 bathroom, bed linen, towels, a flat-screen TV, a dining area, a fully equipped kitchen, and a balcony with garden views.

The holiday home features a sun terrace.

Chania Town is 83 km from Hellenick House, while Rethymno Town is 17 km from the property. The nearest airport is Chania International Airport, 89km from the accommodation.

  • 1.0 km
  • 6.5 / 10
  • Sellia

Situated in Sellía, 28 km from Archaeological Museum of Rethymno and 24 km from Fortress of Frangokastello, Margarita Suite offers air conditioning. With free private parking, the property is 2.8 km from Plakias and 2.9 km from Foteinari Beach.

With free WiFi, this apartment features a TV, a washing machine and a kitchen with a dishwasher and oven. Towels and bed linen are available in the apartment.

Municipal Garden is 28 km from the apartment, while Venetian Harbour is 28 km from the property. The nearest airport is Chania International Airport, 81 km from Margarita Suite.

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  • Myrthios

Located in Myrthios and 1 km away from Plakias Beach, Stefanos Village Hotel offers traditional accommodation with balconies overlooking Plakias bay. It features an outdoor pool and free sun loungers.

Stefanos features spacious, air-conditioned accommodation with wooden furniture. Each unit has a satellite TV and a private bathroom. Some of the rooms have spa bath.

Buffet breakfast can be enjoyed daily. The hotel’s restaurant serves authentic Cretan dishes and local wine, sometimes accompanied by traditional music. The hotel organizes also barbecues, while the bar serves refreshing drinks.

Guests can relax on the sun loungers by the pool, or request an aromatherapy massage session. The hotel can also help the guests in organizing walk trips to the top of the local mountains.

Souda Airport is 44 km away.

In the Hotel there is Parking Place for the guests.

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€94

/night

  • 2.3 km
  • 9 / 10
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Villa Myrthios has a balcony and is set in Plakias, within just 1.8 km of Plakias and 1.9 km of Skinos Beach. This property offers access to a terrace, free private parking and free WiFi.

The air-conditioned apartment consists of 2 bedrooms, a living room, a fully equipped kitchen with a dishwasher and a coffee machine, and 2 bathrooms with a bath and a hair dryer. A flat-screen TV is offered.

Guests can relax in the garden at the property.

Archaeological Museum of Rethymno is 29 km from the apartment, while Fortress of Frangokastello is 28 km from the property. The nearest airport is Chania International Airport, 82 km from Villa Myrthios.

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€153

/night

  • 2.3 km

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