Venizelos Tombs

A monument for one of the most important political figures in Greek history.

Chania Venizelos Tombs

Eleftherios Venizelos was one of the most, if not the most, important political figures in Greek history and served as Prime Minister from 1910 to 1920 and from 1928 to 1933. He died in self-imposed exile in Paris in 1936 and was buried here after having chosen the site himself as it is close to his house in Chalepa. Another tomb was built for his son Sophocles, who served as Prime Minister from 1943 to 1952.

The monument of Venizelos family is located 5.5 kilometers east of Chania on the way to Akrotiri.

At the same spot, there is a statue of Spyros Kayales or Kayaledakis, a Cretan hero that during the Cretan Revolution he turned his body into a flagpole to hold the Greek flag high in the air after it was shot down by the fleet of the Great Powers.

Tip: The site offers magnificent panoramic view of the city and the Chania old port.

There is no entrance fee and there is free parking.


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