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Theriso


This important and historical village is 15km south of Chania on the road Chania - Pervolia - Therisos which goes through the 6km Therisos Gorge. The village is famous for cheese-making and another important occupation is animal husbandry. From Therisos you can climb Pahnes (2,452m), the highest peak of the Lefka Ori. It is, however, easier to do it from Agios Ioannis in Sfakia. Many significant battles in the revolution against the Turks took place in Therisos. The Halides brothers, well-known fighters against the Turks, were from Therisos.

Photos of Theriso:


The Byzantine church of Agios Georgios and Agios Charalambos in Therisos
The Byzantine church of Agios Georgios and Agios Charalambos in Therisos
The road through the Therisos Gorge
The road through the Therisos Gorge
The Eleftherios Venizelos Centre for Independence in Therisos
The Eleftherios Venizelos Centre for Independence in Therisos

Synonyms and related links Lefka Ori :
White Mountains
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