Therissos Crete

Further to the south is the historic village of Therisos. Today it is a beautiful, peaceful farming village but it was not always so tranquil and, consequently, it holds a special place in the hearts of Cretans.

Around 200 years ago Cretan freedom fighters entrenched themselves here and fought violent battles with members of the Turkish occupying forces. It was also from Theriso that Eleftherios Venizelos proclaimed his revolt against the regime of Prince George in 1905, subsequently called the Theriso Revolt .

The Gorge of Therissos (or Venizelos Gorge) is 6km long with impressive vertical cliffs and lush vegetation.

gorge of therissos