We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
The latest reviews. The lowest prices. The perfect place to shop for hotels.

St. Anthony Gorge

Certificate of Excellence
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Get directions
Address: 4a Sof Venizelou | Just north of Patsos, Greece, Rethymnon, Crete 741 00, Greece
Phone Number:
+30 2831 054135

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

Read all 203 reviews
Visitor rating
  • 46
  • 27
    Very good
  • 7
  • 0
  • 1
Very beautiful

It is a very beautiful place to visit.It is one of the best in Crete.You will not be disappointed.It deserves a visit.

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 6 days ago
Malia, Greece
Add Photo Write a Review

203 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
  • More
Showing 81: English reviews
Malia, Greece
Level Contributor
84 reviews
59 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

It is a very beautiful place to visit.It is one of the best in Crete.You will not be disappointed.It deserves a visit.

Thank 872MILAN
Perth, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
5 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 October 2016

This is a great gorge walk which can easily be done in half a day but as you get further into it it requires a fair bit of scrambling so not for those wary of heights. There are fixed ropes and wooden ladders on certain parts which really help you get over the trickier bits.

1 Thank PeterK54321
Cobham, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
333 reviews
94 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 283 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 October 2016 via mobile

I just want to say that although this is a pretty gorge it is not for the feint hearted. You have to use ropes and ladders and crawl. Not for those un fit or not strong. Tavern at entrance is disgusting. Crawling with Flies. caged parrot. Unwelcoming service. Eat before or after you get there

1 Thank merionvw
Cartagena, Colombia
Level Contributor
37 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 October 2016

There has been a large rockfall and it is questionable whtether it is safe to traverse. I went as far as the Aldo's and ropes and perhaps fifty more metres before turning back as my friend was not keen. I would not recommend this to casual walkers, it is close to scrambling and the ascent is hard work. But go... More 

1 Thank 123DCT123
Level Contributor
255 reviews
77 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 132 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 October 2016

This is a nice small one hour walk in shadow but good shoes needed. The paths are narrow at some points and you need to climb up and down. Not suitable for very small children.

1 Thank jusaja
Boxtel, The Netherlands
Level Contributor
37 reviews
20 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 October 2016 via mobile

Amazing walk/climb through a beautiful gorge. It is easy to find, free to enter and there is a lot of free parking available. Straight from the beginning we went down (and up also) from the main path. We walked quite a while but found nothing extremely interesting so we went back to the main road. I suggest you do the... More 

1 Thank WillemvZ
London, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
29 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles 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 

1 Thank Kathryn N
Matlock, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
4 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles 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 

Thank Sarah_Sorcha
Wiltshire UK
Level Contributor
14 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles 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 

1 Thank OzTraveller032
Guldborg, Denmark
Level Contributor
71 reviews
31 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles 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.

Thank Ole_Millarch

Travellers who viewed St. Anthony Gorge also viewed

Elafonissi, Chania Prefecture
Rethymnon, Rethymnon Prefecture
Rethymnon, Rethymnon Prefecture
Kissamos, Chania Prefecture

Been to St. Anthony Gorge? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Questions & Answers

Here's what previous visitors have asked, with answers from representatives of St. Anthony Gorge and other visitors
4 questions
Ask a question

See all questions (4)

Questions? Get answers from St. Anthony Gorge staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do I have to buy a ticket for my infant?
  • How do I get there using public transportation?
  • Is there a restaurant or café onsite?