Chania – Cultural Attractions

  • Tombs of Venizelos

    The Tombs of Venizelos is the burial place of Eleftherios and Sophocles Venizelos, a short distance from the center of Chania, on the hill of Prophet Elias.

  • Turkish Hamam on Katre street

    One of the three public Turkish baths- hammam that survive until today in the old town of Chania is located in the street Katre.

  • Monument of Kandanos

    The monument of Kandanos reminds everyone of the brutality of the Nazis in 1941 with inscriptions left by the Germans themselves.

  • The monument of Anavos

    The monument of Anavos was erected in Anavos to commemorate the ambush perpetrated by the Greek rebels against the Germans in August 1944.

  • The monument of the battle of Floria

    In the village of Floria in Chania the monument of the battle of Floria is erected, in memory of those who gave their life for their freedom.

  • Philological Association “Chrysostomos”

    The oldest cultural association of Crete, the Philological Association "Chrysostomos" is historically associated with the early years of the Cretan State.

  • Turkish Hammam on Chalidon

    The Turkish Hammam on Chalidon maintains to this day its original architectural characteristics, both in the exterior and interior of the building.

  • Turkish Hammam Topana

    Turkish Hammam Topana - one of the surviving Turkish baths (hammam), built in Chania, in the Ottoman era.

  • Turkish Underground Fountain

    The Turkish Underground Fountain on Splantzia Square was used initially for the washing of Muslims, when in place of the current church stood a mosque.

  • Tabakaria (Tanneries)

    Tabakaria, the site of the old tanneries, is situated in the rocky eastern region of Chania. The buildings create a unique architectural ensemble.

  • Government House complex

    From the Government House Complex, still preserved to this day are the ground floor and part of the floor and the passageway to the enclosed courtyard.

  • Stivanadika

    Stivanadika is the area where formerly they used to manufacture stivania (Cretan boots). Today you will find here leather products and souvenirs.

  • Splantzia

    Splantzia (now 1821 Square) was a Turkish quarter in Chania during the Ottoman Empire rule.

  • House of Eleftherios Venizelos

    The parental home of Eleftherios Venizelos in Chalepa of Chania currently operates as a museum, as a place of historical memory of the Cretan politician.

  • House of MP (Member of Parliament) Manousos Koundouros

    The house of the MP Manousos Koundouros, by the architect Michael Savakis, dominates at the end of Iroon Politechniou, right above the sea.

  • Santrivani

    Santrivani is the crowded square in the Old Town of Chania, which took its name from the fountain that dominates in its center.

  • The Clock of the Garden

    On of the most characteristic, recent monument of the city of Chania, the Clock of the Garden, is located at the corner of A. Papandreou and Tzanakakis.

  • Gate of Renier Mansion

    Gate of Renier Mansion - an arched entrance to the Renier Mansion in the Old City of Chania. It is adorned with a Latin inscription and the coat of arms.

  • 1866 Square

    The Square 1866 (New Stores) is one of the most central squares of Chania. From here, you can commence the tour of the old city.

  • Palace

    The Palace in Chalepa of Chania was the residence of the High Commissioner of autonomous Crete, Prince George.

  • Grand Arsenal

    The Grand Arsenal, after its renovation by the Center of Architecture of Mediterranean, was turned into a multipurposed space for cultural events.

  • The Venetian Port

    The Venetian port of Chania with its lighthouse, was constructed by the Venetians for the development of trade and the control of the Sea of Crete

  • Venetian Dockyards

    The Venetian Dockyards are among the most characteristic monuments of Chania. They were constructed in the 16th century for the needs of the Venetian fleet.

  • Judicial – Administrative Palace

    The Judicial - Administrative Palace on Liberty Square is one of the most important monuments of the modern history of Chania.

  • Public Garden

    The Public Garden is the largest green area in the urban fabric of the city of Chania.

  • Municipal Art Gallery

    Imposing neoclassical building, in which the Municipal Art Gallery of Chania is housed. It is located on Halidon street 98-102.

  • Municipal Market of Chania

    The Municipal Market of Chania on the crowded street Hatzimichalis Giannaris, is housed in a building of 4,000 square meters.

  • Despotiko (monument)

    Despotiko in the eastern part of Chania, is the work of engineer M. Savakis, who oversaw the construction of many of the newest monuments of the city.

  • Yali Tzamisi

    Yali Tzamisi - imposing Islamic mosque in the Venetian harbor of Chania, which dates back to the second half of the 17th century AD.

  • French School

    The French School in Chalepa of Chania, a neoclassic building of the early 20th century, borders on the "Palace" and the House of Eleftherios Venizelos

  • Venizelio Conservatory (Odeio)

    Venizelio Conservatory, built in 1933 under the financial support of Elena Venizelos, is an important monument of the modern history of Chania.

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