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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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A Lovely Walk and Taverna

This is a really nice, pretty gorge and quite easy to reach by car. There are reasonable tracks down one side and some nice views. A lovely little church built into the rock face... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 20, 2015
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London, United Kingdom
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37 reviews 37 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015 NEW via mobile

This is a really nice, pretty gorge and quite easy to reach by car. There are reasonable tracks down one side and some nice views. A lovely little church built into the rock face. We didn't explore it all and some parts are a bit heavy going and probably not suitable for small children. The Taverna is great, really tasty... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2015

We went to this Gorge two days after taking the more famous Imbros (Impros) gorge. Comparing the two, Impros has more intensive hiking and require some logistics to get back to the car. St. Anthony Gorge is easier to walk, and is vivid in vegetation and water. As it was only the beginning of the season (early April) , current... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2014

St Anthony Gorge is a little gem . Many people do not know of this.. Even our own resort rep. I discovered this doing research on the net prior to our trip to Crete. It was good fun & like a mini obstacle course. Not many people was around so it was out the touristry trap when we visited. would... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2014

touching place with a lot of beg-letters, nice tiny chapel, little stream, cool shadow under the green trees, lot of life in the restaurant with lots of greek people - very nice

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Bury St. Edmunds, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014

We saw at least 8 griffon vultures swirling around above us. An amazing sight and definitely worth a visit, even if you're not a birder!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014

What a great hike. Wonderful views, fun ladders and ropes, caves, ponds with frogs. We are experienced hikers and had no problems with some of the concerns raised by other reviewers. If you like hiking then this is a must. At the lake we took the mountain road back - a bit of a climb but gorgeous views - about... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2014

Just 30 minutes to drive from Heraklion. Stop the car in park place of taverna "Limni" (GPS 35.140230,24.910555). There is 4 routes: red, green, brouwn, blue. I took the picture of map - there is written everything. We did the red route to St. john church and oak forest with 7 ant 10 years old boys in 4 hours: 3... More 

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Warrington, United Kingdom
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2014

Take the red bus to see it but before buying tickets make sure all the places on route are open.Some are closed on a Monday.Best in the morning. .

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014 via mobile

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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