The paternal home of Eleftherios Venizelos in Chalepa, Chania is a place of exceptional historical importance and collective memory. It remained his principal home for more than 30 years, from 1880 to 1935. The residence was built by Venizelos’ father, Kyriakos, in 1877 and took its current from after a major renovation that took place in 1927 and was supervised by Eleftherios Venizelos himself.
In 2012 the National Strategic Reference Framework funded the structural repair and restoration of the house and its conversion into a modern museum. The project was undertaken by the National Tourism Organisation and was completed in the summer of 2015. The residence spreads across three floors and features 18 points – stops in rooms in which the original furniture of the time has been preserved and areas which provide an overview of the life of the Greek politician in thematic sections supported by the relevant visual material and original museum objects from the Collection of the Foundation. Moreover, the attic features a technology – driven space for educational activities.
Elena Venizelou Square, Chalepa, Chania, P.C. 73133
+30 38210 56008, +30 28210 51555, +30 28210 51556
June 1st – September 30th
Monday – Friday: 11:00 – 20:00
Saturday: 11:00 – 18:00
October 1st – May 30th
Monday – Saturday: 11:00 – 17:30