The tombs of the Eleftherios Venizelos and his son
In the eastern part of the Chania’s Cape are the tombs of Eleftherios Venizelos and his son. Around the tombs are build a beautiful park, under the shade of the pine trees, gardens, paved floors, stairs, terraces and incredible views of the city of Chania.
Opposite one from another, are the tombs of Eleftherios Venizelos and his son Sophocles built. It is worth noting that the tomb of Eleftherios Venizelos has written in iron letters the speech itself, the Greek parliament in April 1932.
The Statue of Liberty (of Spyros Kagialedakis)
On February 9, 1897 (Cape revolution) Spyros Kagialedakis raised the Greek flag opposite the shells of the great powers using his body as a pole. Built in honor of the Statue of Liberty symbolizing the struggle for freedom from the Cretans.
The monastery of Prophet Elias
A damaged by looting, historical sacred temple built in the 16th century.
Archaeological Museum of Chania
Visit the archaeological museum which is an additional gem
of the city of Chania because of its architecture and exhibits.
It is located in the second most important area of the prefecture of Chania after Venice
its old city, in Halepa. Externally it resembles a ship emerging from within
the earth and carries its treasures, its rich exhibits. From the northern part
of the building ensures the amazing view of the beach front while the
laboratories in the southern part have abundant natural light.
The purpose of the Archaeological museum is to highlight itself through its exhibits
the greatness of the Minoan past. With the creation of the cultural
level has risen very high and is a pole of attraction for “museum tourism”.
Its operation is from 08:00 to 20:00 except Tuesday when it is all day
The home of Eleftherios Venizelos
The Residence – Museum “Eleftherios K. Venizelos” is classified as an authentic (documentary) home, since it is recounting the life of a personage and it is preserving authentic items, most of them in their original position. The Residence-Museum is not just a building containing collections or the original furniture of a bygone era, but as a result of a collective and integrated museological project, has developed the ability to recall the past, which in turn gives to the monument great social and political significance.
The Museum – Residence of Eleftherios Venizelos consists of 3 floors and has a total of 18 visitable rooms – stations in its route, which all include authentic museum material. The ground floor and part of the first floor is exactly as delivered to the Foundation by the Venizelos Family and much like when he was living in it himself. Subsequently, five rooms are presenting the action of Venizelos divided into the following topics: “The Rebel”, “The Politician,” “The Diplomat”, “The Man,” and “The Myth” completed with visual material and original museum objects from the Collection of the Foundation. Finally, two “stations” present the murder attempts against Venizelos, respectively in 1920 and 1933 with original documents of the era and visual material. Furthermore, in the attic of the residence the visitor is guided through an interactive – educational exhibition, donated by Stavros Niarchos Foundation, which aims to bring the visitor closer to the world of history fulfilling in this way the museum experience as well as the uptake of information.
The power of a museum is to communicate with its guests. The whole of this effort is clearly aiming not only at gaining the maximum of knowledge one can drain from a place ground on its memories, but mainly on the essential and fecund interaction with the past. This objective becomes even more powerful to the extent that appeals to young people and students who are visiting the Venizelos residence while in contact with the Modern Greek history.