Deliana - Mesavlia Gorge


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Activity Level



Nature and Wildlife, Hiking and Walking


Kid Friendly: Yes. Definitely. It is a great way for your children to learn and appreciate the local flora and fauna.

Friendly: No.

Maximum travelers: 3



English (fluent), Greek (fluent)

Small, beautiful with a touch of ...vultures!

This easy hike lasts one hour (and less than one for the downhill return) and is ideal to combine Cretan nature and a drive through the villages.

Driving through the beautiful landscapes of Kissamos region we will arrive at the quiet village of Deliana and the entrance of the gorge.

If we are lucky we will meet vultures and birds of prey while walking by the river.

Once we get back we can have a picnic in the shade of the plane trees or continue to a local village for a traditional meal.


Starting from Chania, we will head southwest towards Kissamos. It's a beautiful drive (37 km) in one of the most vegetated areas of Crete. Our small but beautiful gorge starts at Deliana and ends at Mesavlia and ends in Deliana. It is easy to walk both ways, while keeping an eye for the vultures that fly above.

In case you have special requests, or if you are more than 3 people and need a larger vehicle, please contact me to create a customized tour for you.

Meeting Location + Tour Duration

Meeting location: Your hotel in Chania

End location: Your hotel in Chania

Duration: 4 hours

What’s Included

Transportation from Chania to the Gorge and back is free and included.

What’s Extra

You are responsible for any purchases of a personal nature


The tours I offer only include visits to places of natural interest, not historical monuments.

Weather restrictions: In case of rain (mainly winter and spring) we will find the closest available date for our tour.

A Recent Review of this tour

This tour exceeded our expectations. Mel went out of her way to explain the many interesting things that make Crete a wonderful place to visit. A wonderful hike in the Mesavlia Gorge and a beautiful lunch on the peninsula afterward. We could not have asked for a better tour guide.
Timothy Daisy

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