The headquarters Venizelos / Therisos Movement Headquarters

The headquarters Venizelos

So called the headquarters of the Revolutionary Assembly in 1905, in Therisos, which organized the homonymous revolution against the authoritarian rule of the High Commissioner George. Nowadays, the building has been converted into a museum for the exposition of weapons, objects from that period and evidence of the revolutionary action of Eleftherios Venizelos.

The Evangelistria Church

The Evangelistria Church

The church of Evangelistria in Halepa Chania was founded in 1908 on the site of the old stables of the Ottoman Cavalry and was completed in August 1923 with money from fundraisers.

The Literary Association “Chrysostomos”

The Literary Association “Chrysostomos” is the oldest intellectual and cultural association not only in the city of Chania, but also in the whole of Crete. It was founded in 1899 and was initially active in matters of a broader social and educational nature. When this care came under the jurisdiction of the Greek State, the […]

The Church of St. Mary Magdalene

The church of Saint Mary Magdalene is located in the once aristocratic district of Halepa in Chania. It is a church of Russian architecture and style with a decorative dome built in 1901 by the High Commissioner of Crete Prince George in memory of his sister Maria’s stay in Chania. In May 1909 it was granted to the Municipality of Chania.

The House of Eleftherios Venizelos

It was built in 1880 by Eleftherios’ father, Kyriakos Venizelos, on land he bought four years before. It is a two-storey house in the villa type, which housed Eleftherios Venizelos, as well as various other personalities until 1927, when it was renovated. Today it is the headquarters of the “Eleftherios K. Venizelos” National Research and Studies Foundation.

The Palace

The Palace is located in Chalepa, right next to the house of Eleftherios Venizelos. It was built around 1882 in the villa type and is a classic example of a mansion of the era characterized by simplicity and symmetry. In 1898, with the declaration of the Autonomous Cretan State as the most suitable building, it […]

The house of the politician Manousos Koundouros

The house of MP Manousos Koundouros was built in 1909 by Michalis Savvakis at the end of Iroon Polytechniou Street. It is a two-story neoclassical building with strong western influences in its decoration and free surrounding space on its exterior. Today it hosts the Youth Center and the Art Workshop of the Municipality of Chania.


Built at the beginning of the 19th century by the engineer Michalis Savvakis, this building initially functioned as the engineer’s home and office. Its design and supervision was done by Michalis Savvakis himself. The building, designed in the villa type and on three levels, is influenced by foreign standards, keeping the form of a tower. […]

Andreas Papandreou Street (ex Republic)

Andrea Papandreou Street (formerly Demokratias) stretches and starts from Municipal Market Square to Eleftherias Square near the Administrative and Court Building. Along its route it meets the Municipal Garden and the Park of Peace and Friendship, surrounded by neoclassical and modern buildings, and is a lively and busy shopping street with high-quality clothing stores and […]

Tzanakaki Street

Tzanakaki Street starts from the west side of the National Bank of Greece and ends at the Municipal Garden of Chania. It is a busy street distinguished by its architectural elements from the 19th and 20th centuries. On its route, neoclassical buildings impress, such as the Papadopetrou mansion and the OAED building, as well as […]