This village is just after Platanias about 12 kilometres west of Hania. It has nice shops, restaurants, many bars, tavernas, car and bike rentals, travel agencies, super-markets, a medical centre, primary school. On a good bus route. The local people call it Pano Gerani in order to distinguish it with the coastal settlement of Kato Gerani located one kilometre to the north. There is a lot of history here as a cruel battle took place at Gerani between the Turks and the Cretan revolutionists in 1867. Ioannis Papadogiorgakis the famous revolutionist (hainis) renowned as "GERANIOTIS" where born here in 1798.