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St. Anthony Gorge

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Address: 4a Sof Venizelou | Just north of Patsos, Greece, Rethymnon, Crete 741 00, Greece
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Went unintentionally - SO glad that we did

We were on a hop on hop off bus tour and didn't realise you could actually go into the gorge, so we're glad we discovered it by accident! This is a must - there's beautiful... read more

Reviewed 3 October 2016
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London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 3 October 2016

We were on a hop on hop off bus tour and didn't realise you could actually go into the gorge, so we're glad we discovered it by accident! This is a must - there's beautiful scenery, a decent walk (a little tiring but in a good way!) and even a tiny hamlet of homes down in the gorge - amazing.... More 

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Matlock, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
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Reviewed 26 September 2016

The walk begins relatively unchallenging, but then come the ropes and the ladders, the scrambling and climbing! The gorge is shady, so pleasant to walk in, but take water and a snack, because although not very long, it is slow going for ordinary mortals like me. One caution - we heard the odd rock fall into the gorge - next... More 

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Wiltshire UK
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Reviewed 23 September 2016 via mobile

To try and clear up confusion in previous posts: 1. The walk to the church is easy and to observation point also easy, but more uphill. Both extremely worthwhile. 2. The loop walk around the 2nd bridge is more tricky, attempt only if reasonably fit and comfortable with scrambling, short steep sections and easy bouldering. You WILL need shoes with... More 

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Guldborg, Denmark
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 September 2016

unlike other canyons I've visited this more luxuriant without difficulty walking. Fine access to water and easy to walk to most with a bit of experience. There may be many visitors at first, as there is a small church.

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Thank Ole_Millarch
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Reviewed 20 September 2016 via mobile

Very nice gorge! Heard this 1 is better than Zeus cave? Not sure apparently this 1 had more of a physical challenge my son was quite scared on the way down as you have to walk over rickety ladder and bridges and hold onto ropes to climbed the side of the cliff excellent day out we walked all the way... More 

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Vathi, Greece
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 August 2016

Nice place,with trees and water of the river sometimes,not very easy to pass.In the south entrance there is a taverna,with good traditional food.You need ofcourse walking shoes and hut the summer.

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Reviewed 11 August 2016 via mobile

Not crowdy and great fun. It was exciting but not dangerous, put some sneakers on because you have to climb. We walked in the middle of the day but there is shadow so not too hot. Afterwards a bite in the taverna with good traditional food. Great souvlaki from the bbq.

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Nicosia, Cyprus
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110 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 August 2016

Very good program . I just do not recommend for people with babies.It is a little dangerous, especially the bridge , very steep . There are two ways to get to the bridge and proceed in the direction of the river, although neither is very easy , the left "road" has less ups and downs and it is less high.... More 

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Herk-de-Stad
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157 reviews
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Reviewed 4 August 2016 via mobile

We visited the gorge on a very hot day, but as we were following the river on the left side (across the fist bridge) there was plenty of shade. Only pitty was that the road markings are limited. Although we walked quite a long distance we never came to the second bridge for the return on the other side of... More 

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Reviewed 2 August 2016

we enjoyed the walk with our family . Last but was too dangerous for us but the beginning was easy and well prepared

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