Gorges of Theriso

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Gorges of Theriso
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Iain May
Manchester, UK97 contributions
Dramatic drive up to historic village
Sep 2020 • Couples
The drive up from Chania to Theriso passes through the dramatic landscape of the Gorge with towering cliffs either side with shady tree lined river in the ravine. After around 20 mins you come out to the village which was the cradle of Cretan resistance to occupation.
Drive further to the village of Zorvas and you can do a 3 hour hike into the high mountains. Breathtaking views .
Written September 5, 2020
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MichiganTess
Michigan607 contributions
Beautiful Drive
Nov 2019
We decided to drive through this lovely gorge on one of our few rainy days in Crete. The drive is stunning and turned into a bit of an adventure when we arrived in a tiny mountain town that, due to large equipment that was blocking and repairing the road, was impassable. Fortunately we were able (thanks to GPS) find an alternate route down a very, very narrow road which eventually put us back on our route. The thrill of mountain driving!
Written November 27, 2019
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ShelaghM
Swadlincote, UK184 contributions
Really beautiful sights to behold
Oct 2019
Each turn gives you magnificent views of the sheer mountains on either side. The drive is a must. The village is verry picturesque but shops close at dusk. We went into the gorge around 6pm in early October for an early snack and can recommend "Lumeri" for Cretan delicases. Quite a few gnats around dusk and they bite. For nature lovers the owls (known locally as the philosophy birds) appear and call out to each other around the square.

Do not attempt to leave via the south, despite what TomTom says, IT IS BLOCKED.
Written October 11, 2019
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Bolly1957
Crete, Greece14 contributions
Beautiful Gorge
Oct 2019 • Couples
Lovely scenery, not very busy. Amusing goats everywhere. Small selection of nice tavernas at end of gorge.
Written October 2, 2019
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Zia N
Birmingham, UK94 contributions
Loop drive and walk
Aug 2019 • Family
Most of the walks and gorges in crete are too long or difficult to do in summer.
This suggestion is a solution!
From the chania area take the road to meskla (there's a short walk to gorge sarakina meskla there but in 2019 it was closed). Then drive on to zourva with the views getting more impressive.
Have a late lunch in one of the tavernas there eg rizinia taverna or emilias taverna both with great views.
After lunch drive a couple of minutes to the east end of zourva where there is a layby to park your car. From there about 20yards further on there is an obvious path forking off to the right uphill. This path goes steadily uphill clearly marked. After about 30min climbing you reach a lovely rocky outcrop with great views. Then retrace your steps to the car.
Drive on to Theriso with new more dramatic views. After theriso you then have the bonus finish of driving through theriso gorge which gives a good variety to the drive. Total loop only 90min + a break for lunch and the walk .
Written August 31, 2019
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Maria P
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Λημέρι
Aug 2019 • Solo
Great food! Great hospitality. Everything was fresh at Limeri. The drive from
Chania through Therissos was beautiful!
Written August 24, 2019
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Roger H
WORCESTERSHIRE9 contributions
Beautiful drive
Aug 2019
A gorge you can actuallly drive through and lunch on arrival was excellent. River bed was dry but when flowing would add to the experience
Written August 18, 2019
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Shail P
1 contribution
Scenic drive
Jul 2019 • Family
Beautiful drive covers mountains and gorges if you do the loop round and also visit the botanical gardens.
Written July 25, 2019
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gnsdq
Tadcaster, UK207 contributions
Great trip and lovely town
Jul 2019 • Family
We went on the little train tour from Agia Marina to Theriso, travelling through the Gorge. The views are terrific and we even saw the Kri Kri goats. The village of Theriso is sleepy and quiet until the tourists arrive . We went to the Cafe Therisso which was lovely, the staff were friendly, the sfakian pie and frappe were delicious
Written July 22, 2019
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kerichmelik
Harare, Zimbabwe220 contributions
Scenic drive into the mountains
Jun 2019 • Couples
A beautiful and scenic drive from chania through Therisso gorge. We continued on through Meskla and back via Fournes which made for a nice loop. There are several nice tavernas ain’t the way - especially the ones wya up in the hills. Amazing views. Be prepared for the narrow road and lots of hairpin turns/switchbacks. Very worth the drive though!
Written June 7, 2019
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