What you'll do
When you arrive at the square of the historical and picturesque village of Patsos ,you will enjoy a traditional treat of Mrs. Maria who is the owner of the traditional tavern " PATSOS" which has been running since 1933. Located just beside the village fountain with clear crystal waters. After 5 minutes downhill, we arrive at the byzantine church of 13th century A.D. We continue enjoying the mosaic formed by the contrasting colours. After 1,5 km we stop at the small cave chapel of st.Antonios, located under cliffs. There Hermes was worshiped thousand years B.C ,according to the excavations .The beauty is truly wild with rich flora. As we hike ,we will use two short wooden bridges and ladders to assist us .After about 2 hours ,we are in front of another magical landscape.It is a huge lake surrounded by tall trees with thick shade. After enjoying the fantastic waterland and all our senses are stimulated, there are more optional hikes or we can drive back. At the end of the tour we return to Maria's Tavern, to relive the dream once again of more delicious traditional dishes including fresh vegetables ,meat, virgin olive oil ,all organic produced in family fields.
I was born and live in Patsos, a picturesque and historic village in Rethymnon, Crete. I served in the Hellenic Special Forces for 23 years ( Lt. Colonel retired ),graduate and certified of all schools, such as parachuting ,climbing and diving. I also have a keen interest and lots of knowledge about historical and cultural events. All the above, in combination with the genuine and lively Cretan hospitality, the real Cretan food will take you back to the taste of our grandmothers. If you want to see, feel, taste and touch the REAL Crete...you must visit Patsos and Patsos gorge.
Delicious traditional dishes including fresh vegetables ,meat, virgin olive ,all organic produced in family fields.
we will welcome you with a traditional treat from our local Cretan kitchen.
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Where you'll be
We start from the village fountain with clear and cool waters .Walking through the magical landscape we will be able to see the Byzantine church (14th century A.D), the old cave chapel of St. Antonios which is pinned under towering and imposing cliffs .Then,we cross the incomparable natural beauty of Patsos gorge, following a perfect path. At the end we enjoy the unique spectacle of a huge lake feeling an incredible euphoria and self confidence.
Things to keep in mind
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Up to 10 guests ages 18 and up can attend.
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This experience includes alcohol. Only guests who meet the legal drinking age will be served alcoholic beverages.
An "Escape to Patsos" is always a family and warm setting, which feels like-at-home miles away and its a pleasure to find for my friends every time new things for this experience!
Discover Patsos Gorge with a guide.