The gorge of Venerato is a very small gorge, 500 meters long and with natural beauty. The gorge is between Venerato and the Paliani Monastery and 17 kilometers from Heraklion. The entrance of the gorge is very close to Avgeniki and its end is at the small church of Agios Fanourios in Venerato. A river always flows through that is why the plantations are so impressive. The gorge can be very narrow in some places and its narrowest spot is about 60 centimeters. It is 25 meters high and can be very difficult to go through it in some parts