37 km from Chania is located the Mesavilia-Deliana Gorge. It starts from the village of Mesavlia and after 5 kilometers ends at the village of Deliana. It runs alongside the river and is easy to cross. It is also recommended for young children.
The river starts from Mount Anavos, crosses the canyon and continues to the Rokka Gorge and ends at Nopigia beach. The canyon is characterized by its dense vegetation and chestnut trees. The best time to cross it is in the spring, where the vegetation is its peak and the water in the river still flows.
It is noteworthy to mention that the locals have a funny dispute about whether the gorge is called Deliana or Mesavlia, which is depicted even in the signs of the area.
Near the village of Mesavlia, you will find the church of Agia Paraskevi hidden in a rock and in the village of Deliana you will see the church of Agios Fotios. Nearby is the village of Kera where you can admire the ruined monastery of Theotokos.
The fastest access from Chania is from Deliana, while from Paleochora it is from Mesavlia. In Deliana you can taste traditional flavors in the small taverns