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Venizelos Tombs

venizelos tombsNortheast of the garden is the beautiful neighborhood of Chalepa were the residences of Prince George and Eleftherios Venizelos were. Venizelos was born in Hania and was one of the greatest statesman of the new Hellenic Republic. Venizelos influence on the history of Greece was paramount, from his participation to the talks with the Ottomans Turks that resulted to granting Crete independence in 1897, to the final union of Crete with Greece in 1913. West of Chania (4,5 km) is the hill of Profitis Ilias, where the memorial and tomb of Eleftherios Venizelos and his son Sofokles are located with a breathtaking view of all the city of Chania.