Driving Directions


Chania airport has a one way system. When you have picked up your car follow the road around the airport and out of the entrance and follow the sign for Rethymno 69 and Chania 14, turn left here at the first junction.

After a further 2.2 km you will see a blue sign for a roundabout and then a sign for Rethymno 66. Stop and give way and use as a normal roundabout. Turn right here following signs for Chania 11 and City Hall 6.

You are now on the main road to Chania. Continue along this road for 3.8km where you will see a sign for another roundabout saying Souda 7, left exit. After around 400 metres you will be at the roundabout, use once again as a normal roundabout and turn left to go to Souda.

After 5.5km you will come to a T-junction with traffic lights and a large SYNKA store on your right, turn right and continue along this road for 100 metres, you will see a sign on the far left for Rethimno 56, Heraklion 153.

(There are some basic supplies for breakfast in the villa but you may want to shop now at the SYNKA supermarket as there is only a small mini-market in the village with limited supplies).

PLEASE NOTE: It can be confusing here as there is a large junction but it’s not always very clearly painted, there is a left hand lane and you need to get in it and turn left (across the traffic, giving way to oncoming traffic).

You will now pass a BP. petrol station and shortly after this you will see a large green sign for KISSAMOS – turn right here and this leads you up the slip road to the national highway. Merge with the traffic from the left at the top of the slip road and this will put you onto the national highway heading west.

Take the next main junction off the highway, signposted for the Chania, the Hospital and Mournies. The slip road will fork and you need to be in the left hand lane. Turn left at the lights and into the middle lane which will take you to another set of traffic lights. The road forks again and you want to stay to the right of this fork which is signposted Mournies.

Drive all the way through the village for about l km, ignoring the first sign to Theriso. You will come to a cross roads where you will see a sign for Theriso turning right. After around 1.5km you will see a stop sign warning you to stop (this is a little faded but still there) and then a second stop sign. You are now at a second cross roads junction, stop and turn left.

After 3km you will come to Theriso gorge and you will drive for around another 7km after which you come into the village.

You will drive through the village passing the statue of Venizelos and the church on the left hand side. There is an S-bend and immediately after this you take the first drive on the right hand side and take the top road up the steep drive.

The first house and drive that you come to on the left is Villa Oreinothea (you will see a sign on the  wall near the drive saying (VILLA THERISO).

You can park either at the top of the drive or on the slope.

Theriso, Thérison, 73100, Greece
Landline +30 6945776947