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Mesavlia - Deliana Gorge

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Gorge description

The Deliana – Mesavlia Gorge, a point of contention between the villages of Mesavlia and Deliana, is situated 37km to the west of Chania. This disagreement is even evident in the area’s signage. The gorge begins in Mesavlia and stretches 5km to Deliana. A dirt road that runs alongside the riverbed makes the walk quite straightforward, taking approximately an hour. Originating from Mount Anavos, the river flows through the Mesavlia – Deliana Gorge, then the Roka Gorge, before finally reaching Nopigia beach.

The gorge is renowned for its lush vegetation, which is most vibrant in spring when water is plentiful. Not far from Mesavlia, you’ll find the cavernous chapel of Saint Paraskevi (Agia Paraskevi), which hosts an annual feast. Closer to Deliana, you’ll come across the chapel of Saint Photios (Agios Fotios).

The quickest way to reach the gorge from Chania is via Deliana, while the fastest route from Paleochora is through Mesavlia. From Deliana, you can hike (uphill) to Mesavlia and back, unless you’ve arranged for a pick-up from Mesavlia (2 hours round trip). Deliana and the nearby village of Panethimos offer several quaint, traditional taverns. Also worth a visit is the ruined monastery of Theotokos in the neighbouring village of Gra Kera.

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Most frequent asked questions

What is Mesavlia – Deliana Gorge?

Mesavlia – Deliana Gorge is a hiking gorge located in the Chania region.

What type of gorge is Mesavlia – Deliana Gorge?

Mesavlia – Deliana Gorge is a hiking gorge with a signed trail.

Is there water in Mesavlia – Deliana Gorge?

Yes, there is water in Mesavlia – Deliana Gorge until the spring.

How accessible is Mesavlia – Deliana Gorge?

Mesavlia – Deliana Gorge is accessible via a dirt track.

What is the length of Mesavlia – Deliana Gorge?

Mesavlia – Deliana Gorge is 5 km long.

What is the difficulty level of Mesavlia – Deliana Gorge?

Mesavlia – Deliana Gorge has a difficulty level of 1 out of 10.

How long does it take to hike Mesavlia – Deliana Gorge?

It takes approximately 1 hour to hike Mesavlia – Deliana Gorge.

What is the altitude difference in Mesavlia – Deliana Gorge?

The altitude difference in Mesavlia – Deliana Gorge is 220.

 

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