Tour of the Monuments

The War Memorial of the Battle of Crete (Golgothas)


An integral part of modern Cretan history, the area of “Golgothas” in Agia was a place of execution of patriots by the German conquerors. The executions took place in two valleys, between which there was a small hill, about 1,500 metres away from the Prison buildings. In total, from May 1941 to May 1945, more than two hundred people were executed.

The symbol of this martyrdom site is the famous “pillar of Agia”, a trunk on which the fighters to be executed were tied, which today is kept in the Historical Archive of Crete. In later years a simple monument was built in this area to preserve historical memory.


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The headquarters Venizelos / Therisos Movement Headquarters

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 Garden Clock

The Clock stands on the north-eastern side of the Garden and is one of the most characteristic recent monuments of the city. It was built in the period 1924-1927 to plans by D. Kollarou, has a tripartite structure and its roof is formed into a circular pavilion. Today it is inextricably linked to the historical route of the Garden and is a symbol and an integral part of it.

Venizelio Conservatory

The Venizelio Conservatory of Chania is located on Nikiforo Fokas Street and is housed in a privately owned neoclassical building founded in 1931 at the expense of Elena Venizelou. It has a theater hall, with a stage and a balcony, with a capacity of about 300 seats and belongs to the “Association for the dissemination of Fine Arts in Crete”. Today it hosts DI.PE.THE. of Crete and the mixed Choir of Chania.