The village is located on the provincial road of Chania – Paleochora, at an altitude of 540 meters. According to the population census of 2011, it has only 22 permanent residents. It consists of two settlements. At the village, below the street, there is the church of St. Anne dating from the 14th or the 15th century, with its beautiful and really remarkable wall paintings.
Opposite the village of Agriles west, there are the ruins the ancient city of Eliros, which is considered as the most important ancient city in the southwestern Crete during the Hellenistic and Roman times.
Agriles is the hometown of Manolis Kasellos, a priest and chieftain who was active during the Cretan Revolution, contributing significantly to the liberation of the island of Crete.
At Agriles two traditional festivals are annually held. The first is on the celebration day of St. George, which is on April 23, or on the Easter Monday and the second is on the celebration of Agia Anna, on July 25, when the Orthodox Church celebrates the Assumption of Virgin Mary.