THE GORGE OF PATSOS (HOW TO GET THERE – ON FOOT)We start from the water spring which is located just beside the “PATSOS” traditional taverna(1).
Then,we are going down the narrow concrete path located opposite the water source , between a big iron gate and the very old high plane tree (300 years), for about 150m (2).Here ,the road is wider (something like plateau) and we see :
1/ In front of us a high old tree
2/ On our right a small metal door from where the byzantine church (14th century A.D ) is just 20m
3/On our left we see a dirt road and a little further (20m) a big cistern .
We don’t go neither right nor left but we follow the downhill dirt road leaving some old houses on our right . After 200m (3) we meet on the right, a house with a short wall stone around it.Here we turn left following the downhill concrete-dirt road for about 350 m meeting the asphalt main road (4 ).
We pass across the main road and following the downhill dirt road for about 300 m and then the steep uphill for about 100m (5) until we meet a building (winery) on the left.
Then ,we follow the dirt road for 100 m (6) until we meet an asphaltroad .
We turn right and after 100 m we follow the steep downhill where we see a big taverna on the right . Continuing, after100m(7) we are in front of the entrance of the gorge ,where a narrow footpath leads us to the small picturesque white chapel of st. Antonios, which is covered by towering and steep rocks.
After enjoying the unique spectacle and all our senses are stimulated end up at Mrs Maria’s to continue the dream of delicious traditional dishes including fresh vegetables ,meat ,eggs , virgin olive oil ,all organic and all locally produced in the family fields.