Agios Antonios gorge

The gorge of Agios Antonios is a small yet magnificent gorge, which begins at Ano Assites

The gorge of Agios Antonios is a small yet magnificent gorge, which begins at Ano Assites. It is 2 kilometres long and the elevation difference between the entrance and the outlet is no more than 200 metres.

The whole area round the gorge is of particular natural beauty. The E4 European long distance path runs along the route.

In the gorge one can see rare species of flora and fauna, which are protected by European legislation. In particular, there are 80 species of flora, of which 4 are protected, 24 species of fauna, of which 11 are protected, and 16 species of birds, of which 8 are protected.

A cave 100 metres deep is also to be found in the area; two bat species nest in it, and they also protected by a European Union Directive. Α chapel of Agios Antonios can be seen at the cave entrance.

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