The legendary residence of the Swedish politician Olof Palme in a village near Heraklion, Crete, Greece, is on sale. The house was given to Palme by the local community when he was the Prime Minister of Sweden.
Palme loved the Greek island of Crete and visited very often. “When talking or writing about Crete, you often realize that it is impossible to describe this unique place with the countless historical and cultural elements. The beauty of the island can’t be described by any book or article,” he has said.
Sven Olof Joachim Palme, was a very important Swedish politician who was a devoted defender of human rights and was always supporting the poor and weak people.
For him, security had never been a major issue and he was often seen without bodyguard protection. The night of his murder was one such occasion. On February, 28 1986, at night, he was walking home with his wife in a central Stockholm street, when they were attacked by an assassin. Palme was fatally shot in the stomach. His wife was shot in the back. Luckily, she survived without serious injuries. Police said that a taxi driver used his radio to raise the alarm. Palme was immediately transferred to the hospital but he was pronounce dead on arrival. His assassination is still unsolved while many conspiracy theories surround the case.