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St. Anthony Gorge

Sof Venizelou 4a, Rethymnon, Crete 74100, Greece
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Ranked #5 of 33 Attractions in Rethymnon
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Geologic Formations
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014 NEW

What a great day out! Beware, the route is very uneven and there are several points with wooden ladders and ropes etc where you have to pull yourself up. As others have said, it takes about 2 hours to get to the end and then about another hour to get back. Take plenty of water, we took 1.5l each which... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014

St. Antonios Gorge is located close to Patsos village. Within the gorge there is beautiful attraction a small church of st.Anthony in the rocky walls.Trekking in the gorge was easy even though there are 3-4 difficult spots where it's necessary to be careful. Treking shoes are NECESSARY. The whole suroundings are beautifull. Nature in it's full extent of greatness!!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014

It took us about 2hours to get to the lake at the end but it was a lovely walk. Wear decent footwear, take plenty of water,although a lot of the gorge is shaded by massive rocks and trees, it does get very hot. The walk is challenging but fun with wooden ladders and ropes on some rocks, which are too... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014

We had 2 weeks in Crete and did practically everything. On our last day decided to visit St Anthony's Gorge. It was fantastic, what an adventure. We went to the end of the Gorge it took us nearly 2 hours (as we are in our 50s) to get to the end and around 1 hour to get back. It was... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014

We arrived about 9am to avoid the worst of the heat and there was a cooling wind that day too. We're not couch potatoes but neither are we in peak condition and we managed all the ladders, ropes and scrambling over rocks without mishap. The scenery is beautiful and it took much longer getting to the end of the trail... More

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014

3*... As I am not a huge fan of walking. If you enjoy walking, this is perfect for you. The scenery is nice along this route, but it is quite treacherous. Probably wouldn't recommend for young kids. 12+ should suffice. Lots of clambering around

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014 via mobile

Although we did this walk in the summer (no water in the gorge), the decent from the taverna was beautiful and our kids loved it. Certainly something they will not forget.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

I visited this gorge for the first time this year. We had no idea it existed before...we just ran into it. It's not very far from the town of Rethymno and it's really a small paradise. We didn't walk through it, because we didn't wear the right shoes and we had no idea the condition of the paths. However, we... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014

This place is a bit of a challenge to find, but there are signs for the restaurant all over, Drumos Tavern. Well worth the search though. The gorge has been in use for thousands of years and if you are lucky enough to have the main (church) area to yourself you will see how mystical it can feel! The church... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014

We walked on the right (church) side there, and came back on the trail on the opposite side. We only went down the first three ladders. If you want an easier walk, cross the first bridge and walk on that path until it gets into the rocks. If you want more of an adventure, stay on the right side. We... More

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