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St. Anthony Gorge

Sof Venizelou 4a, Rethymnon, Crete 74100, Greece
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Ranked #4 of 30 Attractions in Rethymnon
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Geologic Formations, Outdoors
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Nottingham, United Kingdom
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19 reviews 19 reviews
12 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
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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Hamburg, Germany
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4 attraction reviews
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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3 reviews 3 reviews
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 via mobile

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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Vilnius
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
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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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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

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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Rethymnon, Greece
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12 reviews 12 reviews
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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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ellon, aberdeenshire
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37 reviews 37 reviews
14 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
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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London, United Kingdom
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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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