Tour of the Monuments

San Salvatore Bastion


Bastion San Salvatore is located in the northwest corner of the Venetian fortifications. In contact with Firka, about half of a circular tower survives from the original port fortification, built by the Genoese at the beginning of the 13th century.

The tower was incorporated into the later fortifications. Next to the tower there is the church and the Monastery of San Salvatore which gave the name to this part of the fortifications. Above the bastion there is the homonymous four-sided bastion which together with Firka Fortress covered the area of ​​the sea and a part of the western side of the fortifications.


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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.