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Chania Archaeological Museum

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Address: 21 Chalidon Street, Chania Town, Crete, Greece
Phone Number: (+30)28210 - 90334
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Artifacts found in the Chania area, dated from neolithic to Roman times, are displayed in an old church-monastery.

The Archaelogical Museum was easy to find on Chalidon Street, about 1 block up from the tender pier and main town square - about a 3 minute walk. The museum building was once a... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 23, 2015
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015 NEW

The Archaelogical Museum was easy to find on Chalidon Street, about 1 block up from the tender pier and main town square - about a 3 minute walk. The museum building was once a Gothic styled St. Francis Church. The main nave, 2 side naves, and a red brick barrel roof with pointed arches were still visible structural elements, but... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015

They opened at 8 in the morning. Great. I was the only visitor. A great collection of treasures from minoan, classical greek and roman times, all from the Western part of Crete.The only disadvantage: labelling could be better. Some items are very well-explained, others are not explained at all.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

Small museum housed in an old mosque. Beautifully presented. Lighting very good. Excellent translations. Impressive.

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Charing, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2015

Good little museum: it is small enough to visit in its entirety without getting the dreaded 'museum legs'. Very interesting displays and charming little courtyard. More helpful explanations on the notices attached to the items would be good.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2015

Yes, it is called Hania according to the local tourist representative that was aboard our cruise ship. The museum is near the tender pier. When you enter the museum, you will see the exhibits in the center of the museum as well as to your left and right. However, there is another exhibit room to your right, near the entrance.... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2015

Good museum in a great building. Take time to spend an half hour in here. Worth a look. Lots of Good artefacts unlike some museums I've been in before.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2015

Lovely antiquated building housing some surprisingly spectacular items, such as mosaics, pottery, coins, and glass that traced the ancient civilizations that had inhabited the region for thousands of years.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

You must visit! Why? There are some excellent artifacts to investigate, the interior of this former monastery is awesome, the entry fee is negligible, there's a sweet garden, and you're bound to learn something! This museum doesn't compare to the Herakleion Archaeological Museum, but its high ceilings and cool unhurried interior does provide respite from the busy alleyways of the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2015

Although much smaller than the Herakleion museum, this museum is very good. The artifacts are from digs in the town or nearby and some of them are wonderful. Chania town has become overrun with shoppers - it is definitely worth the entry fee to get away from shopping crowds for an hour.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2015

There are some nice examples of pottery, amphora, glass, jewellery, statues...in this central museum. It is not expensive (3 euros?) and a welcome contrast to the busy streets in the heat of the day. (Careful that you check if you are allowed to take photos - some items/cases have signs telling you not to....as we found out!)

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Address: 21 Chalidon Street, Chania Town, Crete, Greece
Phone Number: (+30)28210 - 90334
Location: Europe  >  Greece  >  Crete  >  Chania Prefecture  >  Chania Town

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