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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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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014 NEW

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 NEW

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 NEW

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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Raleigh, North Carolina
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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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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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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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