Therisso Gorge

Gorge description

Positioned near the city of Chania, the Therisso Gorge (also known as Eleftherios Venizelos) is an awe-inspiring sight. This six-kilometre-long canyon is adorned with impressive vertical cliffs and lush greenery, rivalling any other gorge in the Chania region. Accessible by car, it’s worth combining a trip to the gorge with a visit to the historic village of Therisso, nestled at the foot of the White Mountains, just 15 kilometres from Chania. This village, steeped in history, offers an unforgettable experience to any visitor.

With a population of just over 100, the valiant village of Therisso has held a significant role in Crete’s modern history, mainly due to the resilience of its inhabitants against Turkish invasions. In 1866, the village was burnt by Mustapha Pasha Naili, forcing many, including the mother of future Greek Prime Minister, Eleftherios Venizelos, to relocate to Kythera and the Peloponnese. Therisso gained further historical prominence in 1905 when Eleftherios Venizelos and his allies initiated a revolution against the autocratic rule of Prince George, imposed by the Great Powers, charting a course for Crete’s union with Greece. Notably, the heroic Halides brothers, key figures in the 1821 revolution, also hailed from Therisso.

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Most frequent asked questions

Where is Therisso Gorge located?

Therisso Gorge is located in the Chania region of Crete, Greece just 10 km away from Chania Town.

What type of gorge is Therisso Gorge?

Therisso Gorge is a hiking gorge with a signed trail.

Is there water in Therisso Gorge?

Yes, there is water in Therisso Gorge until the spring.

How accessible is Therisso Gorge?

Therisso Gorge is accessible via a paved road.

How long is Therisso Gorge?

Therisso Gorge is 6 km long.

What is the difficulty level of Therisso Gorge?

Therisso Gorge has a difficulty level of 1 out of 10.

How many hours does it take to hike Therisso Gorge?

It takes approximately 2 hours to hike Therisso Gorge.

What is the altitude difference in Therisso Gorge?

The altitude difference in Therisso Gorge is 400 meters.

 

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Stays near Therisso Gorge

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  • Theriso

Set in Thérison in the Crete region, Ifigenia Theriso Village offers accommodation with free WiFi and free private parking. The accommodation is air conditioned and is fitted with a spa bath.

Each unit has a terrace, a fully equipped kitchen with a dishwasher, a fireplace, a seating area, a flat-screen TV, a washing machine, and a private bathroom with walk-in shower and bathrobes. An oven, a toaster and stovetop are also offered, as well as a kettle.

The villa offers a picnic area.

Both a bicycle rental service and a car rental service are available at Ifigenia Theriso Village.

Limnoupolis is 14 km from the accommodation, while Municipal Garden is 15 km from the property. The nearest airport is Chania International Airport, 28 km from Ifigenia Theriso Village.

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€243

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  • 2.1 km
  • 8.1 / 10
  • Theriso

Set 14 km from Limnoupolis and 15 km from Municipal Garden, Elia Rustic Apartments Theriso in Thérison offers air-conditioned accommodation with views of the mountain and free WiFi.

Each unit is fitted with a balcony, a fully equipped kitchen with a dishwasher, a fireplace, a seating area, a flat-screen TV, a washing machine, and a private bathroom with walk-in shower and bathrobes. An oven, a fridge and kitchenware are also featured, as well as a coffee machine and a kettle.

At the apartment guests are welcome to take advantage of a hammam.

Guests at Elia Rustic Apartments Theriso can enjoy hiking nearby, or benefit from the sun terrace.

Fransiscan Monastery of Agios Fragkiskos is 15 km from the accommodation, while Municipal Art Gallery of Chania is 16 km away. The nearest airport is Chania International, 28 km from Elia Rustic Apartments Theriso, and the property offers a paid airport shuttle service.

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€171

/night

  • 2.3 km
  • 8.3 / 10
  • Theriso, Therisso, Crete 735 00, Greece

Luxury Villa located in Theriso Village only 14 km away from Chania town.

This villa has a hot tub, tile/marble floor and spa bath.

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€230

/night

  • 2.4 km
  • 10 / 10
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Built at an altitude of 499 metres, in Darkona Village, Villa Armonia Boutique Living is a split-level villa set amidst lush greenery and offering panoramic views over the surrounding area. It also includes a private outdoor pool set in a beautifully landscaped courtyard.

Elegantly decorated with parquet floors, beamed ceilings and modern furnishings, the villa has a spacious living room with fireplace, dining area and floor-to-ceiling windows. It consists of 4 bedrooms, a fully equipped kitchen and 2 bathrooms, one with spa bath and the other with shower cabin. A flat-screen TV, microwave, air conditioning and dishwasher are also featured. Grocery delivery can be provided on request and at extra charge.

The area is popular for hiking. Chania Town is 20 km from Villa Armonia Boutique Living, while Souda Port si 21 km away. The nearest airport is Chania International Airport, 32.5 km away.

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  • Meskla Chania

Situated in Mesklá, 7.2 km from Botanical Park & Gardens of Crete and 15 km from Limnoupolis, Platanus House features air-conditioned accommodation with a balcony and free WiFi. With garden views, this accommodation offers a patio.

The villa with a terrace and mountain views has 2 bedrooms, a living room, a flat-screen TV, an equipped kitchen with a dishwasher and an oven, and 2 bathrooms with a walk-in shower. Towels and bed linen are available in the villa.

The villa offers a picnic area. Guests can relax in the garden at the property.

Agios Dimitrios Church is 18 km from Platanus House, while Platanias Square is 18 km from the property. The nearest airport is Chania International Airport, 31 km from the accommodation.

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  • Drakona Keramion

Boasting air-conditioned accommodation with a private pool, mountain view and a balcony, Villa Drakona is located in Keramia. This property offers access to a terrace, free private parking and free WiFi.

Featuring a DVD player, the villa has a kitchen with a dishwasher, an oven and a microwave, a living room with a seating area and a dining area, 3 bedrooms, and 2 bathrooms with a walk-in shower and a bath. Towels and bed linen are provided in the villa.

The villa offers a picnic area. Guests at Villa Drakona can enjoy hiking nearby, or make the most of the garden.

Conference Centre of MAICh is 19 km from the accommodation, while Municipal Art Gallery of Chania is 19 km away. The nearest airport is Chania International Airport, 29 km from Villa Drakona.

  • 3.6 km

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