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Chania Archaeological Museum

Address: 21 Chalidon Street, Chania Town, Crete, Greece
Phone Number: (+30)28210 - 90334
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Ranked #13 of 25 Attractions in Chania Town
Type: Museums
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Lincolnshire, UK
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2014

There are some fabulous artefacts and the related history is amazing - so it would be worth just improving the interpretation and display a bit in this fascinating museum housed in a historic building on the main road down to the old town

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London, United Kingdom
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14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2014

There are fascinating artefacts here from the many phases of Crete's history, including a unique clay seal showing a Minoan town. However, the oldest exhibits don't compare with those in the Heraklion antiquities museum - for me the most intriguing things in Chania were small objects from the Roman period. If in doubt, visit - admission isn't expensive.

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12 attraction reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2014

High tech hasn't arrived here. Basically it is a display museum neatly laid out and labeled with some nice features like a magnifying glass to see the coins. You could use a guide to get a better idea of what the various statues and displays represent and to get the most out of your visit. We were lucky enough to... More 

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Barnsley, United Kingdom
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14 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2014

This attraction is well worth a visit despite there being a fee to pay.Gives you a good idea of the history of this island.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2014

Wonderful museum located in an old monastery. Great setting for amazing artifacts found in and around Chania. Beautifully done.

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Argostolion, Greece
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2014

This is where u must go if you consider visiting 1 museum in chania!It exactly what you need to see while being there.Chip tickets and good prices for kids.Definitely recommend this!

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Eye, United Kingdom
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2014

Why aren't websites updated for opening hour changes? To be fair, the new opening hours were written on a piece of paper and stuck to the door but having organised our trip around visiting this museum, it was very disappointing

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Thessaloniki, Greece
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2014

The museum is in an old building from the 15th. century and very good with many fine things. Impressive amphoras, jewellery and many different ceramics

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Athens, Greece
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014

That means that we didn't even have the chance to see anything in that one... What is the reason to have a museum at all if you have it open only for 3-4 hours per day and totally closed at Mondays. Anyway, if you can go from Tuesday to Sunday from 11:00 - 13:00 you should be able to tell... More 

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Athens, Georgia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2014

First visit the museum was just about to close at 14.00 I believe. Next day we arrived in the early am .Full of quality antiquities from the area of Chania prefecture.Good natural light but not enough spotlights on some displays. As with most museums with stone seals and signets you cannot really appreciate them. I am sure there is more... More 

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