Tour of the Monuments

The Bastion of St. Nicholas of Molos


The jetty is founded on a series of reefs that made the harbor inaccessible to ships. Approximately in the center of the jetty, a corner is formed, modeled on the bastion of Agios Nikolaos of Molos.

The bastion covered the long distance to the entrance of the port, which it protected in conjunction with the Firka Fortress. It took its name from the single-aisled church of Agios Nikolaos of Molos, which exists there under the embankments. A large part of the bastion was demolished a few decades ago.


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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.