Topolia Gorge

Topolia Gorge, Chania Town: Hours, Address, Topolia Gorge Reviews: 4.5/5

Topolia Gorge
4.5
Nature & Wildlife Areas • Canyons
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Koh samui18 contributions
Paths still not clear
Sep 2020 • Family
We tried walking the gorge with a 2 and a 5 year old last week. We got about 1km from Koutsomatados and we had to turn back. If you are fit and don't have small kids it must be a stunning walk.
Written 18 September 2020
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soozk86
Nottingham, UK14 contributions
Topolia gorge walk / scramble
Sep 2019 • Couples
A lot of damage done to this walk in winter 2018. Was a easy path to walk according to previous reviews. Now an adventure walk/ scramble, great fun if you like walking, boldering/climbing/scrambling. All easily done if you have some experience, no ropes required. We walked from koutsomatados, parked at the taverna there. Walk through the tiny village or go back over the bridge and the path is there immediately on the right. The scramble took us around 3 hours to get to Topolia with stops at a leisurely pace. Turn left over a river where there were lots of goats and sheep, up a steep dirt road this will take you to the village. Had a lovely lunch at topos&elia , great view and lovely little taverna. Headed back, easier on the way back, took around 2 hours, made the most of a few small boldering opportunities as well.
Written 10 September 2019
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Victoria M
Lancaster, UK28 contributions
Path damaged and almost inaccessible
Aug 2019 • Couples
Sadly,severe winter weather caused a number of landslides and the gorge is now almost inaccessible.
It is possible to travel along it, but it is not a walk. It is a scramble with some challenging climbing. Unless you are interested in bouldering and want a challenge, I strongly recommend that you avoid it. There's also a very limited bus service back to Topolia and taxis are expensive. It would be both foolish and dangerous to walk back along the road and through the tunnel.
Written 4 August 2019
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TravelhappyEngland
England459 contributions
Amazing experience.
Jun 2019 • Couples
Narrow roads and very good driving bring you to the heart of Crete. Out in the hills is the gorge and caves. Amazing views.
Written 23 June 2019
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LondonExPat1
London, UK92 contributions
Flooded
Apr 2019 • Family
We also tried to do this walk but the path was flooded. Had a nice hike into the mountains instead and a nice meal at Tavern Restaurant Arxontas Koutsomatados (which also has parking). Really nice homemade food.
Written 24 April 2019
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wanderlustpack
Dublin, Ireland125 contributions
Don’t go for hike - path ruined in storm.
Apr 2019 • Couples
We, along with a few other families, went there today. Although I can see how it would have been stunning the path has been swept away in a bad storm they had during the winter. It is impassable, even if you try to walking in the river for some parts. The drive there is still lovely.
Written 23 April 2019
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al3xiis
38 contributions
Research the starting point
Feb 2019 • Couples
It was winter when we got there so there were no tourists around. We got quite confused as to where to park and start our trek, but the review of user tomverf really helped us. He gave the exact coordinates.

That will lead you to a little parking lot, there are signs. When you step out into the parking lot, to your left there’s a little bridge (where your car pass through) and if you take a few steps to the top of that, the path already starts to your right.

We trekked for about 1hr. Don’t go all the way. If you’re already happy with what you see, turn around and walk back. We realized this late, haha.
Written 6 February 2019
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Joe G
4 contributions
Unspoiled
Nov 2018 • Couples
Not huge but beautiful and unspoiled. Being on alert is a must having in mind that small rocks could fell down here and there. Recommended to those who like peaceful walks and flora.
Written 14 November 2018
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malgo
Brussels, Belgium181 contributions
Nice, not too demanding hike
Oct 2018 • Friends
We started in Topolia. Go to bakery, take a left turn and start going down. You will pass a cementery on the left. Trail is quite easy, only a few climbes. Take proper shoes as partly road goes through rocks. At the end go to a great family tavern and enjoy real Greek hospitality,food and drinks
Written 4 October 2018
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Cucamelon
61 contributions
Amazing gorge but watch out for rockfall!
Oct 2018 • Couples
Hiked from Koutsomatados to Topolia, parking by the little bridge just off the main road. It doesn’t take long - 45-60 min at most, following the river downstream. The last 10 min are a climb up to Topolia where we had lunch before venturing back the same way. The gorge is impressive though after recent heavy rain in early October there had been a lot of fresh rock fall. Proceed with caution. There are a few sections that run right underneath steep cliffs. Climbing helmet probably a good idea!
Written 2 October 2018
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