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Spend a few hours walking the trail in the gorge to the sound of running water and buzzing of the... read more

Reviewed 7 October 2018
Neil S
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Worthing, United Kingdom
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Lovely small hike and perfect place for fresh figs and pictures on the houses' ruins background.

Small green gorge, 15 pounds by taxi from Rethimno and then you walk back into the town( or take... read more

Reviewed 16 August 2018
Irina A
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Cambridge, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 16 August 2018

Small green gorge, 15 pounds by taxi from Rethimno and then you walk back into the town( or take the red bus). The walk is lovely and refreshing, small churches, ruins, and a creek. Good for an afternoon walk but not enough for a day trip.

1  Thank Irina A
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Reviewed 21 July 2018

Having read the reviews and done the walk, I'd have to say I think the descriptions in the guidebooks and on TripAdvisor are over-stated.

Many reviews on tourist sites - in my opinion - give quite a misleading picture of the walk, describing the gorge as a 'stunning green oasis ... which hosts a huge number of plants and trees, a real botanic garden'. There are references to the 'cavernous churches' that you will encounter, etc.

Unfortunately, my experience of walking the gorge in early April didn't match those descriptions. What I did find were several tiny churches (I would have called them chapels - one locked), a few plants in flower (maybe I was there at the wrong time of year), overflowing garbage bins and lots of other walkers in groups, who felt disinclined to say "Hello' or let a sole walker through first (unfortunately the Other Half had hurt his ankle and didn't want to further aggravate it).

I did, however, spend several minutes spellbound watching some goats feeding on the trees. I had no idea they could be so destructive!

This is probably one of the most negative reviews I've ever written, but perhaps my expectations were just too high and unrealistic. Truthfully, I dread to think what the walk would be like in peak season ...

1  Thank Gordon W
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Reviewed 11 July 2018

Amazing place, just 10 minutes by car from the center of the city of Rethymno.
It's about an abandoned old village inside the gorge of "Myloi".
Cool, full of small rivers, ponds and trees.
Amenities like wooden tables and benches for a pic-nic are available.
Beautiful paths.
One of the best options near the city.

2  Thank Vassilis V
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Reviewed 16 April 2018

We walked part of the gorge, had a picnic and walked back as we have a child that wouldn't have walked all the way there and back. It's a beautiful place, free parking on the road and the red hop on an off tour bus from Rethymno stops here. At the start of the walk there are some steps and a path leads to a tiny church carved into the rocks, beautiful. There are several small churches on the path and lots of wild flowers were in bloom in spring. A small cafe was open and there are picnic stops with tables etc. There is an abandoned village, probably due to landslides and you can walk in the ruins. I liked the pulley system to transport goods across the valley. Good bird watching; ravens, buzzards, kestrels etc.

6  Thank jo t
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Reviewed 7 April 2018 via mobile

We took the red hop-on/off to the gorge. Easy access to a tranquil, green and lush walk along the small creek down at the gorge. Halfway is a small tavern. In April the climate is nice, not to warm, the tavern only serve some coffee and icecream, not the full menu. We brought fruits, water and crackers. You don't have to be an athlete but put on sturdy shoes.

3  Thank JonasochAnna
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