Asi Gonia is a mountainous village built at the foot of the Lefka Ori at an altitude of 500 m. in an inaccessible location. It is 57 km away from the city of Chania and 30 km away from Rethymnon city.
The name "Asi" is of Arabic or Turkish origin and means "pristine" or "unconquered". Under this interpretation Asi Gonia is translated as the Corner of the Rebels, as in both the Ottoman domination and the period of German occupation it has become a major center of the Resistance.
The area of Asi Gonia has rich bushy vegetation and water, and its inhabitants are mainly engaged in livestock, producing milk which is the raw material for the cheese of Gyparakis family.
When the vulture flies and spreads its wings that offer a shadow to the weak birds.