Thirty kilometers Southeast of Chania, exactly 2 kilometers from the National Road towards Rethymno is the village of Vrisses, a beautiful village with 850 residents built in a valley with lush green vegetation and running waters.
The surrounding area is worth visiting as well, where you can visit traditional villages like Fre, Vafes, Emprosneros, Alikambos and Maza that in addition to their traditional architecture also preserve the traditional way of life. These villages are not among the more popular tourist destinations and because of this display a more authentic view of a Cretan village and its villagers.
Exactly at the intersection with the National Road stands the "Elliniki Kamara"(Greek Archway), a Greek – Roman bridge with elements from more recent periods like the Venetian and the Ottoman Periods.
There are two large festivals in the area. On the 7th of July, the festival of Saint Kiriaki in the village Vrisses and the festival of the Assumption of the Virgin Mary on the 15th of August in the village Alikambos.
The food n Vrisses is a real pleasure. Small taverns and coffee shops sit in the shade of the tall trees offering traditional delicacies. The village is known for its high quality dairy products. Don't pass up the opportunity to sample their famous cheese and yogurt.