Akrotiri Crete

Northeast from the old Venetian harbour at Chania, on the peninsula of Akrotiri, at the small church of Profitis Ilias, are the tombs of Eleftherios Venizelos and his son, Sophoklis. He was one of the most important Greek statesmen, dying in Paris in 1936. He chose the burial site himself, which is a few kilometres from his old home at Chalepa. His son, Sophoklis, was Prime Minister of Greece from 1943 to 1952. The tombs are set in an attractive park with breath-taking views from the hill over the town and the endless beach. The peninsula of Akrotiri is an ideal place for walking and hiking and the town itself has Blue Flag sandy beaches, impressive caves, churches and monasteries.  .

akrotiri panorama