Patsos Gorge or Agios Antonios is located 8 km southwest of Arkadi Monastery. About 2 hour drive from Rethmyno center and enjoy the supreme natural beauty and rich cultural history. The waters of the gorge now divert into the Potami Dam.
At the beginning of the gorge, there is a picnic area with tables and barbecues next to the river and the cave-built church of Agios Antonios. Archaeological research has shown that the cave itself was used for worship purposes from Late Minoan to Roman times. The ancient god Hermes Kranaios was worshipped there.
From there begins a path that reaches the narrowest point of the gorge ending with a waterfall in a cave. Along the way, depending on rainfall and season, there are opportunities to cool off. To return you retrace your steps back out of the gorge. There is also an observation point for bird watching.
Estimated duration: 2 hours Difficulty: 1 Distance: 1250m