Meskla is located southwest of Chania, 21km on the road Chania - Fournes - Omalos. Meskla is the site of an ancient city, as various finds and cyclopean wall remains show, but archaeologists do not agree on which city it was. The village is very pleasantly situated between green hills and has a river going through it, with the Lefka Ori as a backdrop. There are some interesting Byzantine churches. Although the village feels very quiet and set back, Hania is only ½ hour by car away. Next larger village for shopping, with banks, a doctor etc. is Alikianos (approx. 10 km).