Karanou gorge private tour


Tour Number

Activity Level



Nature and Wildlife, Hiking and Walking


Kid Friendly: No. It is up to you, the parents, to decide whether your child can go through the gorge. This can be quite demanding as the second half involves hiking upwards.

Friendly: No.

Maximum travelers: 2



English (fluent), Greek (fluent)

It's like a fairyland. Really!

This almost unknown gorge which cannot help but remind you of a fairyland, its dense vegetation and small waterfalls will surely amaze you.

The beautiful scenery, one of the greenest in Crete, with trees over 30 meters, plane trees and oaks, trunks covered with ivies and rich ferns along the stream, will reward you and will show you a different picture of the local nature.

Our hike is about 6 km, with shady stops to rest and just enjoy the scenery. It's an ideal shady option for the hot summer days.


From Chania we will drive through small villages until Karanou, 24 km southwest from Chania, where we will enter the gorge. Our almost horse-shoe shaped hike will take us back to Karanou, at a 15 minute walk from our car.

A stop for lunch in Karanou vilage after the hike and before heading back to Chania is always a good idea. After all, the hike will probably build up your appetite!

Meeting Location + Tour Duration

Meeting location: Your hotel

End location: Your hotel

Duration: 6 hours


We will use a car to get to the gorge and back to Chania.

What’s Included

Transportation to Karanou and back to Chania is free and included.

Estimated Local Cash Needed

20 euros - per person should be enough in case you decide to try some of the local food after our hike.

What’s Extra

All this hiking will probably make you hungry. Karanou village is an ideal place for a tasty and quiet lunch.


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

Mel was a delight to be with, her love and knowledge of nature were very evident, we would recommend her to anyone going to Crete.
Larry Schaab

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