Mesona Gorge Trail is a 10.9 kilometer moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Kavoúsi, Crete, Greece that offers scenic views. The trail is good for all skill levels and primarily used for hiking, walking, nature trips, and birding.

10.9 km
687 m
Out & Back



nature trips



The gorge of Mesona located in Ierapetra, east of the village of Kavoussi, shortly after the church of Agia Kyriaki. It is relatively a small canyon, and the length is up to 4 km, linking the plateau Thripti the area Kavoussi. The canyon is narrow enough nonetheless but it is passable as you can walk along the sides of the gorge. On the west side there is a cement aqueduct, which has carved the path and show the way. Passing through the gorge takes about an hour. In the last part of the journey, the morphology of the canyon changes abruptly, as it becomes more narrow and tall walls. Water is only minimal in winter. The ancient olive tree of Kavousi, 3250 years old, is on the way to the gorge entrance and worth seeing.