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Chalase Gorge

Gorge description

The Gorge Chalase, also known as Porofarago, begins close to the Sassalos village and concludes just before reaching the Makronas village, after a four-hour journey through lush vegetation. The gorge is fed by two primary streams that converge south of Sassalos; the Mylonofarago ravine that originates from the Mylones village, and the Kalogirou stream.

Navigating through the gorge can be quite challenging due to a significant landslide (referred to as ‘chalase’ in the Cretan dialect) at a certain point, and the absence of a well-defined path. Near Malathyros, approximately halfway through the route, the trail transitions into a dirt road that follows the riverbed all the way to Makronas. Just before reaching Makronas, we come across a historical site where, on August 28, 1944, German forces executed 62 civilian men from Malathyros as retribution for the activities of local guerrilla groups. The German atrocities committed during this time have yet to be brought to justice.

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Most frequent asked questions

What is Chalase Gorge?

Chalase Gorge is a hiking gorge located in the Chania region.

What type of gorge is Chalase Gorge?

Chalase Gorge is a hiking gorge.

Is there water in Chalase Gorge?

Yes, there is water in Chalase Gorge until the spring.

How accessible is Chalase Gorge?

Chalase Gorge is accessible via a paved road.

How long is Chalase Gorge?

Chalase Gorge is 4 km long.

What is the difficulty level of Chalase Gorge?

Chalase Gorge has a difficulty level of 3 out of 10.

How many hours does it take to hike Chalase Gorge?

It takes approximately 4 hours to hike Chalase Gorge.

What is the altitude difference in Chalase Gorge?

The altitude difference in Chalase Gorge is 200.

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Stays near Chalase Gorge

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  • Mouri Kisamos Crete

Boasting mountain views, Mouri Village features accommodation with a terrace and a coffee machine, around 15 km from Kissamos / Kasteli Port. There is an in-house restaurant and free private parking.

This air-conditioned holiday home has 1 bedroom, a satellite flat-screen TV, a dining area, a kitchen with a fridge, and a living room.

Guests can also relax in the garden.

Ancient Falassarna is 28 km from the holiday home, while Agios Dimitrios Church is 33 km from the property. The nearest airport is Chania International Airport, 57 km from Mouri Village.

  • 800 m
  • 6.2 / 10
  • Επαρχιακή Οδός Μαλάθυρος-Βουλγάρων

Featuring air-conditioned accommodation with a balcony, Nikos Traditional House is located in Maláthiros. This property offers access to a terrace and free private parking.

This holiday home comes with 2 bedrooms, a kitchen with an oven and a fridge, a flat-screen TV, a seating area and 1 bathroom equipped with an a bath or shower. Towels and bed linen are provided in the holiday home.

Guests can also relax in the garden.

Kissamos / Kasteli Port is 20 km from the holiday home, while Agios Dimitrios Church is 30 km away. The nearest airport is Chania International Airport, 54 km from Nikos Traditional House.

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€63

/night

  • 1.0 km
  • 9.8 / 10
  • Latziana village

Boasting mountain views, Velanis Ηouse, style into nature – secluded offers accommodation with a patio and a coffee machine, around 14 km from Kissamos / Kasteli Port. This property offers access to a balcony, tennis at the tennis court, free private parking and free WiFi.

The holiday home has 1 bedroom, 1 bathroom, bed linen, towels, a flat-screen TV with streaming services, a dining area, a fully equipped kitchen, and a terrace with sea views.

The holiday home offers a picnic area. If you would like to discover the area, hiking is possible in the surroundings and Velanis Ηouse, style into nature – secluded can arrange a car rental service.

Ancient Falassarna is 26 km from the accommodation, while Agios Dimitrios Church is 32 km from the property. The nearest airport is Chania International Airport, 55 km from Velanis Ηouse, style into nature – secluded.

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€135

/night

  • 1.5 km
  • 9 / 10
  • Malathiros Kissamou

Located in Maláthiros, 19 km from Kissamos / Kasteli Port and 30 km from Agios Dimitrios Church, Villa Margarita’s farm, private pool offers free bikes and air conditioning. This property offers a private pool, free WiFi and free private parking.

The villa is equipped with 2 bedrooms, 1 bathroom, bed linen, towels, a flat-screen TV with satellite channels, a dining area, a fully equipped kitchen, and a patio with mountain views.

The villa offers a terrace. A car rental service is available at Villa Margarita’s farm, private pool, while cycling can be enjoyed nearby.

Platanias Square is 30 km from the accommodation, while Ancient Falassarna is 31 km away. The nearest airport is Chania International, 53 km from Villa Margarita’s farm, private pool, and the property offers a paid airport shuttle service.

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€126

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  • 1.7 km
  • 9.1 / 10
  • Επαρχιακή Οδός Τοπολιά-Καλάθενας

Situated in Kaláthenai in the Crete region, Georgia’s Village House features a patio. The air-conditioned accommodation is 15 km from Kissamos / Kasteli Port, and guests benefit from complimentary WiFi and private parking available on site.

The holiday home with a terrace and mountain views has 2 bedrooms, a living room, a flat-screen TV, an equipped kitchen with an oven and a toaster, and 2 bathrooms with a walk-in shower. Towels and bed linen are available in the holiday home.

Ancient Falassarna is 25 km from the holiday home, while Agios Dimitrios Church is 32 km from the property. The nearest airport is Chania International Airport, 56 km from Georgia’s Village House.

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€56

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  • 9.7 / 10
  • Trialonia Mithimnis

Boasting a seasonal outdoor swimming pool, a garden and a lounge, Trialonia Luxury Villa features accommodation in Kissamos with free WiFi and pool views. This villa provides air-conditioned accommodation with a patio.

The villa has 3 bedrooms, a TV with satellite channels, an equipped kitchenette with a dishwasher and a microwave, a washing machine, and 2 bathrooms with a shower.

The villa offers a children’s playground. A bicycle rental service is available at Trialonia Luxury Villa.

Kissamos / Kasteli Port is 18 km from the accommodation, while Gramvousa is 30 km from the property. The nearest airport is Chania International, 56 km from Trialonia Luxury Villa, and the property offers a paid airport shuttle service.

  • 2.4 km

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