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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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Quick Pick! Short on time in Chania? Must see!

We found this little Museum on a walk through Chania. This is a small museum. It can be seen in a short time, so if you don't have time for the larger museum, SEE THIS ONE! This... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 17, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015 NEW

This was located in an old monastery. That in itself was fascinating. Some great artefacts, including gold coins, pottery and mosaics. You are allowed to take photos, but be warned - check the labels first as many items have not yet been published, so may not be photographed.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015 NEW

Some very interesting artefacts however very small for a museum. whilst I was there it coincided with a school party which made it difficult to observe and read the information cards.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2015 NEW

We found this little Museum on a walk through Chania. This is a small museum. It can be seen in a short time, so if you don't have time for the larger museum, SEE THIS ONE! This is NOT the Louvre, so don't expect that kind of museum and you will enjoy it. I LOVED the collection of coins, seals... More 

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Kapaa, Hawaii
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2015 via mobile

This was wonderful. From the building itself to all the cave finds, mosaics ,coins, and statues and one of my favorites, seals. Really, miniature Art at it s finest.

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Tartu, Tartumaa, Estonia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2015

Go and enjoy beatiful ceramics-the people,who lived before us we as smart and intelligent ,as us now.

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Winchester, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015

I am an utter museum geek and abandoned my friends to sip wine and eat cheese to visit this museum. The location is lovelyopposite the cathedral and the building itself has an interesting history. The entrance is very cheap (3 euros) and there is plenty to see inside. While it was neat and all well presented, I just could not... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2015

wonderful objects from the rich prehistoric past of Crete, as well as from the Hellenistic times. We particularly liked the sarcophagi and the toys found in tombs.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2015

If you go to the Museum archaeological so don't go to this one. the museum is very small but nice thing. the price is good for the value

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2015 via mobile

It is not a big museum but has some quite interesting exhibits. Is at a very central location on the way to the old harbour and for sure does worth the time to spend 45min are more than enough.it will be relocated soon but in any case is a must for every visitor in the city

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2015

A good place to visit if you want to go further than what you see in the better museum in Heraklion. This museum, I am told, is about to move to a new building. That could make it much more important. There are interesting items here and the gothic style building is evocative. Labels are in English. Lots of ancient... More 

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