Tour of the Monuments

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 more modern constructions, such as the OTE and Financial Services building.

The street starts opposite the Municipal Market, with the National Bank of Greece on the corner on the left. As we go up Tzanakaki Street, we meet the building of the Economic Services of the prefecture and the OTE telecommunications center on the left. A little further up on the left, is the Municipal Garden of Chania, with a cafe in the shade of the trees and a view of the animals and the summer cinema. Opposite the entrances of the Garden, the multi-cinema “Ellinis” stands out.


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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.