The resting place of the greatest Greek politician of modern times, with a great view.

The graves of the historical Venizelos family are found on a hilltop where it is ironically one of the most popular spots in the city to enjoy panoramic views of Chania and breathtaking sunsets. The locations is only a few kilometers away from the city center, to the east on the way to Akrotiri and the airport Ioannis Daskalogiannis. Here lies the charismatic Greek politician, and seven times Prime Minister of Greece, Eleftherios Venizelos and his son, Sofoklis Venizelos, who was also Prime Minister of Greece from 1943 to 1952.
In the same plot of woodland, one will find the small chapel of Profitis Ilias and the statue of national hero, Spyros Kagialedakis or Kagiales. On February 9, 1897 (Revolution of 1897), during the bombing of the revolted Cretans by the fleet of the great forces, Spyros Kagialedakis used his body as a flagstaff to raise the Greek flag that had been dropped by the ships’ bombshells.
Municipal Unit: Akrotiri
Address:  Profitis Ilias, Akrotiri