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St. Anthony Gorge

Sof Venizelou 4a, Rethymnon, Crete 74100, Greece
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Ranked #5 of 31 attractions in Rethymnon
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Geologic Formations
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15 reviews 15 reviews
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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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

If you are a fun of country, this is an excellent opportunity to visit this place and do some mountain walking or mountain biking. Sit at the cafe an enjoy your picnic!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2014 via mobile

First off, I wouldn't count on road signs, or GPS getting you here without coordinates, i.e. 35°15'17.46"N 24°34'11.93"E. I came across this suggestion on another website at the last minute on my phone which referred to the gorge as 'Pathos Gorge' and a tame family option so didn't have the benefit of the other useful reviews here on TA. We... More

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Ubud, Indonesia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2013

The St. Anthony Gorge (ag. Antoniou, in Greek) is one of a number of gorges scattered around Crete, but the only one that we visited during our holiday. It is not particularly easy to locate or well signposted, but once you get close to it there are panels advertising the Drumos tavern which is at the entrance to the gorge.... More

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Ossendrecht, The Netherlands
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2013 via mobile

Have some food before entering the nature. It's quite nice, there are different paths to choose from. We got on one that was really fun but got increasingly difficult. First marked by yellow dots along the route, it became dark green dots at some point, and suddenly there was a dropoff that was just impossible without climbing gear. Then we... More

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2013

The scenery is beautiful. The journey was more challenging then expected (including ropes and ladders).

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sydney
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40 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2013

St Anthony gorge is worth locating and doing one of the walks down through the tracks down. The walk is interesting because at times you have to scramble down rock ledges and down impromtu ladders that have been made. Care must be taken on the walks as rocks can move underfoot, my Wife fell heavily hurting herself. But overall we... More

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2013

It is really worth driving up away from the coast to see St. Anthony Gorge which is well signposted off the main road. The path leads down into the gorge and you can walk as far or as little as you want. Due to the steep sides of the gorge the temperature was much cooler and therefore pleasant to explore... More

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Winchester
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2013

Very easy walking if you cant manage the Samaria. Very strange little church within the gorge and beautiful waterfalls.

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2013

We couldn't get on an organised tour, so asked at the taxi rank outside the hotel! Best option out of the two! It was cheaper (the taxi driver waited for us to do the walk), we got there 3 hours before any of the buses and had done the walk before any other tourist came! If we had thought ahead... More

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