Tour of the Monuments

Heroon Polytechniou Street


Heroon Polytechniou Street starts right in front of the Administrative – Court Building and is a pleasant street for walking towards the sea where it ends. If one stands at its end, one faces a straight road, which at its southern end has as a background the Administrative – Judicial Building, the Holy Church of Peter and Paul and the snow-capped White Mountains.

Despite the fact that the neoclassical and older buildings have given way to modern apartment buildings, the residential area of ​​Heroon Polytechneiou Street (formerly the “Bolari” area), gives a pleasant picture of life in Chania, as it has always been an ideal place to live.

Heroon Polytechniou Street is full of cute cafes and restaurants. Just before the end of the road, on the right is the neoclassical building of the Health Services of the prefecture and the “Attikon” cinema.


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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.