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Chania Archaeological Museum

21 Chalidon Street, Chania Town, Crete, Greece
(+30)28210 - 90334
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Ranked #5 of 18 attractions in Chania Town
Certificate of Excellence 2013
Type: Museums
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Houston
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29 reviews 29 reviews
11 attraction reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW

The Archeological Museum has a nice collection of artifacts ranging from the Minoan period around 2700 BC to the Hellenistic Period around 300 BC and Roman era around 100 BC. While better quality items may be found in the more famous museums around the world, this collection offers a multitude of artifacts that indicate how the average Minoan, Greek or... More

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england
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4 reviews 4 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 30, 2014

a great place to learn more about the history of Crete the culture and contrasts of this magical island are explained by the exhibits and the sense of history imparted is awe inspiring

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athens
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78 reviews 78 reviews
63 attraction reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2014

This museum has a unique collection of coins and mosaics. It can expedite. The ticket is much cheap.

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tromsoe,Norway
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33 reviews 33 reviews
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17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2013

The Archeological Museum of Chania is situated in the former Venetian Monastery of Saint Francis in Halidon street, one of the main streets of old Chania town. Actually, during the Turkish occupation, the church was converted to a Mosque, and then to a cinema, ending up as the place for the most important museum in Chania; in my opinion. The... More

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Rochester, New York
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2013

After visiting the maritime museum, filed with detailed descriptions, videos, and images to recreate history, the archeological museum was extremely Spartan (sparse) with limited explanations.

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Florence, Italy
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2013

Mosaics, coffins, coins, gold jewellery and much more from Roman time and from Minoic age. Everything is clearly described. The building is an ancient church.

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New Haven, Connecticut
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38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2013

The vaulted building and the manageable size make this a nice place to visit, though it is nowhere near as impressive in its collection as the Iraklion museum and could be skipped if you have been there

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Brasilia, DF
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2013

A small museum, but with a lot of interesting pices from the Greek and Roman time. Some old coins and coffins.

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Oslo, Norway
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2013

The Chania Archaelogical museum is not easy to find, hidden behind an anonymous door in the main shopping street Halidon you could easily walk past it: That would be a great shame! Inside this previous church/mosque - a beautiful old building in its own right - you will find a pleathora of beautiful objects and history of Minoan Crete. Well... More

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Royal Tunbridge Wells, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2013

The archaeological museum is immaculate and 'old style' in the sense that it is about objects with informative descriptions. There is no dumbing down or 'kids friendly' stuff here. The displays are very fine indeed and range from Minoan to Roman. It's a pity that there's nothing later like Venetian or Ottoman. The entry charge is very reasonable..

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