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Agios Antonios Gorge, Asites

Gorge description

To the west of Ano Asites village, the river that initially forms the Saint Haralabos gorge, and later flows through the village, ultimately transforms into a breathtakingly deep and dramatic gorge, known as the St. Anthony gorge. The descent trail leading to the canyon bed can be found near the scenic Byzantine church of St. Anthony, which also hosts a drinking water spring.

The canyon is teeming with lush vegetation, including towering plane trees and various other plant species. The trail within the canyon forms part of the European E4 hiking route. This trail concludes at the exit of the gorge in the village of Kerasia, close to the Faneromeni church. Regrettably, the riverbed is littered with trash from Asites.


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Agios Antonios Gorge, Asites

What type of gorge is Agios Antonios Gorge?

Agios Antonios Gorge is a hiking gorge and is part of the E4 trail.

Is there water in Agios Antonios Gorge?

Yes, there is water in Agios Antonios Gorge until the spring.

How accessible is Agios Antonios Gorge?

Agios Antonios Gorge is accessible via a dirt track.

What is the length of Agios Antonios Gorge?

Agios Antonios Gorge is 3 km long.

What is the difficulty level of Agios Antonios Gorge?

Agios Antonios Gorge has a difficulty level of 3 out of 10.

How long does it take to hike Agios Antonios Gorge?

It takes approximately 1 hour to hike Agios Antonios Gorge.

What is the altitude difference in Agios Antonios Gorge?

The altitude difference in Agios Antonios Gorge is 50 meters.

Where is Agios Antonios Gorge located?

Agios Antonios Gorge is located in the region of Heraklion.

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