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St. Anthony Gorge

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Address: Sof Venizelou 4a, Rethymnon, Crete 74100, Greece
Phone Number: 2831054135
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I have been planning to walk a gorge in Crete for a while and this is a brilliant place to start as it is as easy as you want. There is a cave church just a few minutes walk into... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed October 20, 2015
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Leicester, United Kingdom
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Leicester, United Kingdom
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50 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2015

I have been planning to walk a gorge in Crete for a while and this is a brilliant place to start as it is as easy as you want. There is a cave church just a few minutes walk into the gorge and you can walk to there and return or walk a bit further. I may have taken a... More 

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Halstead, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2015

Good gorge for going there and back to bridge. It takes about half an hour each way but to go on the right path is quite a clamber, the path to the left is easier. Big taverna at beginning. Nice little church in the rock which is quite easy to get to.

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Thank Anne M
Athens, Greece
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2015

The gorge is green and beautiful. The church of St. Anthony is built inside a rock. There are two paths that you can follow, that go along the small river. Across the entrance to the gorge, there is a great tavern, Drymos, with excellent food and good prices.

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Thank Nena D
Athens, Greece
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2015

A small gorge. Little after the entrance you can find a small church dedicated to San Antonio. It was also dedicated to Hermes in the past. The path is beautiful and easy to walk and it lasts about a quarter. The problem is that in the right side of the entrance you can find a traditional, crowded, and beautiful but... More 

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1 Thank Γρηγόρης Π
Prestwick, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2015

Visited this attraction as part of jeep safaris. Only had forty minutes but was enough to walk up to small church and back. Paths steep and uneven so wear decent footwear there are handrails but beware of high steps and steep inclines. Very peaceful and would recommend more time to explore further. Nice barbecue restaurant there also only stayed for... More 

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Peterborough, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2015

Nothing like the Saklikant (probably wrong spelling) in Turkey but a reasonably good workout for the thighs after a week of sitting in tavernas and tour buses. The BBQ restaurant at the top served basic but tasty meals at excellent value.

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Thank David W
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2015

Great adventure - managed it (just about) with 3 kids - 7/10/12. Best to go early and definitely take decent shoes - at least trainers if not walking boots. trail is not well marked though so it takes some working through to descend to the beautiful lake at the bottom. Be prepared to come back up the gorge - there... More 

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Knaresborough, England, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015

We had a great time exploring the gorge - Parking was easy. I would recommend trainers or walking boots as the climb down the gorge can be quite tricky and slippery in places - well worth the effort each level down has a beautiful pool. Lots of climbing and bouldering- my teen really enjoyed himself. Good choice for a change... More 

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Paris, France
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015

Very beautiful place, with a small river and clear cold water in the miidle of the summer. You can find next to the church of Ag. Antoniou free barbeque to cook and relax.

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humber bridge
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015

This is a must day out, lovely gorge walk, very cooling on hot days, amazing restaurant before you enter the gorge with playing area and a small animal zoo. Also the drive to this place from Rethymon was amazing the scenery is stunning.

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