Theriso is a small village located in the Chania regional unit on the island of Crete, Greece. It is situated about 15 km southwest of the city of Chania and is known for its historical significance in the Cretan revolution against Ottoman rule.
In 1905, a large uprising against the Ottoman Empire took place in Crete, and Theriso became the headquarters of the revolutionaries. The leader of the uprising, Eleftherios Venizelos, established his base in the village, and it was from there that he coordinated the revolution and eventually forced the Ottoman forces to withdraw from Crete.
Today, Theriso is a popular tourist destination, particularly for those interested in history and culture. Visitors can explore the village’s museums and historical sites, including the Venizelos family home, which has been converted into a museum. The village also offers a picturesque setting, surrounded by the scenic mountains of Crete and lush greenery.
Theriso to Meskla
The distance between Theriso and Meskla is approximately 10 km if you take the most direct route, which is by car. The driving time is usually around 20-25 minutes, depending on traffic and road conditions.
To get from Theriso to Meskla by car, you can take the road towards the village of Zourva and then follow the signs to Meskla. The road is generally in good condition, but it can be narrow and winding in some parts, so you should exercise caution while driving.
Alternatively, you can take a taxi or use a local bus service to get from Theriso to Meskla. Buses run regularly between Chania and Meskla, and you can catch one from the main bus station in Chania or from other locations along the route.
A hire car is always an excellent way to move from one place to the other, think to do this when arriving in Heraklion or Chania airport, port of Souda or Heraklion port.
Theriso to Samaria Gorge
The distance between Theriso and Samaria Gorge is approximately 30 km if you take the most direct route, which is by car. The driving time is usually around 45-50 minutes, depending on traffic and road conditions.
To get from Theriso to Samaria Gorge by car, you can take the road towards the village of Agia Roumeli and then follow the signs to the entrance of the gorge. The road is generally in good condition, but it can be narrow and winding in some parts, so you should exercise caution while driving.
Alternatively, you can take a taxi or use a local bus service to get from Theriso to Samaria Gorge. Buses run regularly between Chania and the entrance of the gorge, and you can catch one from the main bus station in Chania or from other locations along the route.
Note that Samaria Gorge is a popular hiking destination, and it can be quite challenging, so make sure to wear appropriate clothing and footwear and bring plenty of water and snacks.
Since ancient times, Cretan cuisine has been based on several basic elements: olive oil, herbs, fish and seafood, goat or lamb meat, Souvlaki has the first position in Cretan food, especially when the Cretans joined chicken meat, skewer, fast food, souvlaki is the beloved food of all visitors, the easiest sold street food that satisfies all ages of people!
Vegan food Crete
The Cretan plant based diet is enhanced by bitter greens, cultivated or handpicked on Cretan mountains. They are consumed raw, boiled or cooked; for example in red sauce and accompanied by potatoes. They also form part of delicious cretan green pies (“hortopites”). Bitter greens apart from being full of A, C and K vitamins, fiber, potassium and folate, they also have amazing body cleansing properties.
Cooked snails with bitter greens is a tasty vegan cooked food served in most restaurants of the island! The way it is getting prepared-the food the snails have to eat before they get cooked- are secrets locals know very well.
There are few rooms to stay when visiting Theriso village. This is a great place to stay. Watch the following Video shot from Foivos about the area and Meskla-Lakkoi neighbor villages of Theriso village! original source