Karanos Kydoni Gorge Meskla
Half-day excursion with professional local travel Guide
type: hiking private tour, up to 6 people,
duration: 5–6 hours;
At the island of Crete we have a lot of walking possibilities, the most nice are those into the gorges. Especially at the west side of the island, we have a lot of gorges. Some very famous and crowded, others unknown. With of course a lot of differences in difficulty levels.
We would like to take you far away from tourist crowds, to the beauty of nature in the mountains. The Kydoni gorge is situated near the village Karanos, at the feet of the White Mountains, at an altitude of 550 m. from sea level. Traveling time approximately half-hour through a beautiful landscape.
Your hotel in the Chania region. Other regions on request.
08.30 Pick up from the hotel.
09.15 Arrival at Karanos.
10.00 Start walk.
12.00 Pick up from exit at the road.
12.20 Arrival at Meskla.
14.15 Departure to accommodation.
As we arrive at Karanos we will make a stop at the village square, to visit a traditional kafeneion. Its worth to have a look inside, you get the feeling you go back in time. You can have something to drink and use the toilet.
When we are ready, our driver will bring us into five minutes to the entrance of the gorge. This gorge is only 2 km. long/short, depends how you take it….
The gorge is hidden in the great shade of a little green forest, with an astonishing nature beauty. Even throughout the dryness summer times. For healthy people without walking problems, crossing the gorge does not have a high difficulty level. Walking time approximately about 1.5 hours. The path is going up and down next to a small river. We will meet a few caves, one at the begin and a few at the end of the gorge. At the exit of the gorge we will meet the river MAYROPILIOTIS and after ten minutes more walking we arrive at the meeting point where the driver is waiting to take us in a short time to the village of Meskla.
There we have the opportunity for lunch or a drink at a local tavern in the shadow of the trees. If you are not tired yet, the bus can bring us about 500 m up to another miracle of nature. This will take about half-hour to go and return with unbelievable pictures!
Clients must wear walking /athletic shoes.
Take a bottle of water.
As mentioned, people with knee or other leg problems cannot participate. Children love this walk!
Meals and drinks not included
If the weather becomes unsuitable during any day trip, the tour leader has the authority to make any alterations to the program to best suit the needs of the group depending on the current weather conditions. The original program is followed as closely as possible.
If any participant suffers from any severe allergy (e.g. to bee stings, food allergies/intolerances) or has medical/health issues we need to be aware of, it is important to let us know in advance. This is clearly a safety measure, personal information is by no means violated, and we exercise all discretion.
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Each participant is advised to take out health/travel insurance before traveling to Crete.
In order to sign up for the private tour Karanos Kydoni Gorge Meskla, please contact Moysidis Travel at: +30 699 280 0329, +49 1577 559 3278 or write to e-mail: email@example.com.