Venizelos Graves

The Graves are located in a stunning  position looking out over Chania and the mountains. They are clearly signposted on the road elevating from Chania to the Akrotiri Peninsula.

Eleftherios Venizelos was the revered Cretan  statesmen who became Prime Minister of Greece in 1910. He fought in the early struggles for independence and in 1897, called for Crete’s  union with Greece. The tombs of Venizelos and his son Sophocles lie a short  distance from the lovely church of Profitas Elias. This area is the site of the historic scene of 1897, when the Greek flag was raised illegally  in defiance of the Turks and the European Powers. It is also  worth having a coffee at one of the trendy cafe’s that can be found along the road, from here you will experience an unrivalled view of Chania Town.

How to get to Venizelos Graves from Chania, Pension Nora