Canyoning in the Portela Gorge, Viannos in Southern Crete

Canyoning in the Portela Gorge, Viannos in Southern Crete
This offer is very popular
144 people recently chose this activity

Activity Snapshot

  • Sensation Level: Adventurous
  • Spoken languages: English, German
  • Fitness level: Occasionally sporty
  • Minimum age: minimum 15 y/o
  • Duration: full day
  • Cancellation policy: 
    flexible 1) Cancellation 4 days or more prior to the agreed activity starting date
    → You are automatically refunded for the full activity price

    2) Cancellation between 48 and 96 hours prior to the agreed activity starting date
    → You are entitled to a 50% refund

    3) 48 hours or later are what we call last-minute cancellations
    → No refund will be made
  • Meeting point:
    Taverna Liviko - Viannos 700 04, Greece
  • Opening seasons:

Activity description

Canyoning in Crete is an amazing experience you shouldn't skip when visiting the island of the Minoans. Using a great variety of techniques, you will be descending the rocky canyons of the mountains of Crete.

Grab the opportunity to walk through spectacular gorges, abseil from 70 meters high rocks down, scramble and climb, jump and swim. Canyoning in Crete, even during the summer months when the canyons are dry, is an awesome activity! 

The best way to explore the fun side of Crete is by canyoning! Your experienced instructor will teach you how to stay safe and how to use the equipment, and then he will take you to the most amazing places in southern Heraklion to enjoy both the canyons and the views of the Cretan mountains. An unforgettable day awaits you while canyoning in Crete! 

There are two different canyons to follow depending on your experience and the level of fun you are looking for. Whichever you choose, rest assured that you will remember this day forever!

Offer Description

Two canyons to choose from Kavousi with a maximum abseil of 25 m. or Valacha with a maximum abseil of 65 m. 


Meeting point & time upon arrangement with the activity provider

10:30 Meeting at Vagionia or the agreed alternative meeting point
10:30 – 17:30 Ride to the gorge. Abseiling, canyoning, and picnic lunch
18:00 Back to Vagionia and end of the Canyoning activity

You are kindly advised to arrive at the meeting point 5 minutes earlier than the scheduled time of departure

Activity requirements

No previous experience required

Participants should be able to hike for 4-6 hours (moderate hiking)

No climbing or abseiling-experience necessary

Special terms

The guide has the right to make minor changes in the program in case of unfavorable weather conditions

  • All necessary gear
  • Transfer to/from the canyon
  • Picnic lunch
Do not forget to bring
  • Hiking boots or sporty shoes
  • Sunscreen
  • Hat
  • Windjacket
  • Insect repellent
  • Water
Meeting point
Taverna Liviko - Viannos 700 04, Greece Get directions



Average rating
4.7 / 5
Very good
Great experience
  • 5 / 5

A very nice canyoning trip with a good variety of thrills

Canyoning normal
  • 4 / 5

Superbe activité, beaucoup de passage dans l'eau et un peu de rappel sur ce parcours.

Canyoning trip
  • 4.5 / 5

We loved how our guide showed us the techniques before going into the gorge so we could easily move in there. He was also there to make sure everything is safe.

Très bonne journée !
  • 5 / 5

Activités variées (rappel, toboggan, saut, nage, marche)

Absolut perfekt.
  • 5 / 5

Canyoning (klettern, abseilen, springen) in einer Schlucht. Es lohnt sich. Es werden je nach Wasser-Fluss / - stand unterschiedliche Schluchten angeboten. Absolut empfehlenswert ! Enganliegende Handschuhe und Lycra anziehen wer welche hat.

Une superbe journée !
  • 5 / 5

un superbe environnement et un très beau parcours

The best!
  • 4.3 / 5

The hike and the rappel where excellent, everything was great. We enjoyed our day and the food was homemade.

Un journée au top
  • 4.8 / 5

Un parcours très bien approprié pour les débutants

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