Theriso Village and Gorge : One of the most beautiful villages of Chania!
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A beautiful and historic village of Chania

To reach Therissos from Chania, follow the road to the junction of Kladisos via Kissamos Street and the signs for Therissos.

The route through the Therissia gorge -long 6 km- compensates the visitor early for his choice. After about 20΄ you face the historic village, from which the revolution of Therissos began in 1905, as is known in historiography the mobilization that started from there in 1905 and spread throughout the island, officially claiming the union of Crete with Greece .

In the central square of the village dominates the statue of the great Greek politician El. Venizelou. Also, in the village you can visit two exceptional museums, the Historical and Folklore Museum, founded in 1985, which is housed in the building that served as a headquarters for Eleftherios Venizelos, as well as the museum of National Resistance, which exhibits heirlooms and rich photographic material from that turbulent period.

Therissos, however, is known to gourmets everywhere. Excellent family taverns, famous for their meat, have made the area a popular gastronomic destination for locals and visitors. Traditional apaki, convergent and smoked sausages, smoked lamb, staka, fricassee with stamnagathi and fennel pie, in combination with local wine and tsikoudia are the most representative sample of delicious tradition and culture.

If you are staying at Folia Hotel Apartments which is located in Agia Marina, and would like to visit Theriso it is actually quite simple. Of course, it is necessary to have a car for your trip. Ask our reception for more details, and also visit our website at for more suggested trips.