Vrysinas is one of the mountains of Rethymno with a rich history and constant human presence throughout the centuries. Vrysinas slopes are verdant due to the presence of many springs (vrysi=fountain), a fact the mountain was named after.
During the Venetian and Turkish occupations, along with the cult that was still performed there, the mountain’s top was used as a watchpoint. During the Greek War for Independence (1821), many battles took place at this same location. At present, the top is used as a watchtower for fires.
The northern borders of Vrysinas are touching the sea. While driving from Heraklio to Rethymno, just when you reach the Panormo settlement, you will see the Vrysinas mountain as if emerging from the sea, rising gradually from top to bottom and then lowering towards southeast, trying to adjoin the mountain of Psiloritis.
Vrysinas mountain is part of the E4 National Trail Network Armeni-Vrysinas-Arkadi.
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