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Theriso ( ) is a town and municipality in the west of the island of Cretemarker, Greecemarker. It is part of the Kydonia province which covers the central part of Chania Prefecture.

The town of Theriso is located to the south of Chaniamarker at the top of the Theriso gorge. The 14 km drive up the gorge is considered spectacular and is popular with Chania residents for the cooler temperatures and grill restaurants of the village. Theriso is a historic village and the birthplace of the mother of Eleftherios Venizelos. In 1905, Venizelos organised the Revolutionary Assembly in the village that ousted Prince George of Greece and precipitated the independence of Crete and its union with Greece (see Theriso revolt).

The municipality of Theriso extends from the outer suburbs of Chania, principally Perivolia and the village and agricultural prison at Agia, up the gorge beyond Theriso itself into the White Mountains (Lefka Orimarker). The head town of the municipality is Vamvakopoulo by Chania. The municipality also includes Theriso, Agia and Varipetro.

The municipality of Theriso within Chania prefecture

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