Vrysinas is one of the mountains of Rethymno Perfecture with rich history and constant human presence through the centuries. The mountain’s flanks are verdant due to a lot of springs (vrysi=fount), which it was named after.
During the Venetian and Turkish occupation, along with the cult that was still performed there, the top was also used as a watch. During the Greek War for Independence, many battles took place at this same location. At present, it is the fire watchtower.
The northern edges of Vrysinas are contiguous to the sea. While driving from Heraklio to Rethymno, when you reach the Panormo settlement, you will see the mountain Vrysinas as if emerging from the sea, rising gradually to the top and then lowering towards southeast, trying to adjoin Psiloritis.