Eleftherios Venizelos is considered as one of the most important diplomat and politician in Greek history and he has received the credit of being “the maker of modern Greece”. He also took a major part in the autonomy of Crete from the Turks and also the union of Crete with the rest of Greece.
The beautiful restored house is located close to the center of Chania, only a few minutes away by car and an approximate 25-30 minute walk from the Venetian harbor. Venizelos lived in this house from more than thirty years of his life, from 1880 until 1910, which was when Venizelos was appointed Prime Minister of Greece and left for Athens. He occasionally lived in this home later from 1927 to 1935.
The house compromises 3 floors and a total of 18 rooms, filled with authentic items and collections from Venizelos’ life, such as the quilts used to sign the treaties of Sèvres and that of Lausanne which determined the boundaries of Greece we know today. There are also items of the murder attempts against Venizelos, such as the clothes he wore and the bullet-riddled car which has more than 60 bullets holes.
Admission Fee: Full Ticket 4 euro, reduced 2 euro
October 1 – June 14
Monday – Saturday: 11:00 – 13:30
Monday – Friday: 18:00 – 20:00
June 15 – September 30
Monday – Saturday: 11:00 – 14:00
Monday – Friday: 18:30 – 21:00