River Trekking in Kourtaliotis Gorge
Guided / Family / River Trekking / Single Day / Crete /
  • Duration Single Day - 5 hours
  • Group size 2-16 participants
  • Grade Easy/Moderate
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In summertime, our adventure day starts from the arched Venetian bridge that was built by the monks of Preveli monastery in the 18th century. Walking in the riverbed, swimming and playing at the little waterfalls in the spectacular natural playground of the Kourtaliotis gorge, we participate in our most exhilarating activity with plenty of swimming, easy and short climbs and a lot of fun. The exit of the gorge offers an unforgettable picture, as the river comes out in the sea through the forest of palm trees. We have the opportunity to swim, either in the river or in the sea, before we continue to visit Preveli monastery (optional visit).


  • Experienced guide of Cretan Adventures
  • Walking sticks and helmets
  • First aid kit
  • All local taxes

Not Included

  • All meals
  • Transfer to/from the location of the activity
  • Anything not clearly listed above


Everyone participating in any of Cretan Adventures events/activities is covered by third party insurance through Ethniki Asfalistiki.

Participants need to be covered by their own personal insurance (Health/accident insurance) for the chosen activities.

Cretan Adventures is not responsible for any accidents or mishaps directly or indirectly related to the tour.

Activity Level

Easy/Moderate (This walk is suitable for anyone in good health and normal fitness. The walk takes part on reasonably flat terrains)


  • Daypack (approx.15-35l)
  • Sport shoes for the river walk
  • Second pair of shoes or sandals after the walk
  • Water bottle
  • Hat
  • Sun cream
  • Sun glasses
  • Swimming equipment
  • Second T-Shirt

Note on Itineraries

Please bear in mind that the itinerary can be altered for numerous reasons beyond our control (e.g. harsh weather, trail conditions) to ensure the safety and the well being of the group. The final canyoning selection is left up to the trip leader.