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The Kotsifou Gorge above Plakias in Crete

The spectacular gorge of Kotsifou is located between the villages of Sellia and Kanavos, above Plakias in southern Crete, not far from Rethymno. Driving by car through the gorge is a must if you are in the neighbourhood. At one part, two of the cliffs meets in the middle of the road, and it looks like they are kissing each other.

 

The road that leads through the Kotsifou Gorge above Plakias in Crete.

The road that leads through the Kotsifou Gorge.

 

 

The gorge of Kotsifou with the kissing cliffs near Plakias in southern Crete.

The gorge of Kotsifou with the kissing cliffs near Plakias in southern Crete.


The Taverna Iliomanolis lies just after the gorge's end and it must be one of Crete's best restaurants. There is no menu, you enter the kitchen and see what is available for the day. And I can promise that there is a lot to choose from. One gets completely dizzy of all goodies.

 

Taverna Iliomanolis in Kotsifou Gorge. Plakias.  Crete.

Taverna Iliomanolis.

 

Last time we were here we chose: beetroot, zucchini, chorta, pickled onion, pickled artichoke and a baby pork stew filled with all kinds of delicious titbits. Everything was locally produced. It was heavenly delicious! The bill ended at € 15.80 for two people, and then included bread, water, a Fanta and an Amstel. Don't miss the Taverna Iliomanolis!

 

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