Welcome to Vryses
Most travellers just pass through ho-hum Vryses (population 740), 30km southeast of Hania, on their way to or from the south coast. Buses from Hora Sfakion to Hania stop here, and its the transfer point for service to Rethymno or Iraklion. If you are stuck waiting, head to the spot where the rivers Voutakas and Vrysanos run through the centre of the village, watering the giant plane trees along the banks, and cool off in one of the shady tavernas. It’s also a centre for the region’s agricultural products, so you find good produce and excellent yoghurt and honey, a speciality of the town.