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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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WQe have been to Chania umpteen times but never actually been in this museum before. Its not exactly hard to miss, being in the middle of all the tourist shops. Not nearly as big... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 28, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015 NEW

A good place to get a sense of the depth of history in this region. From early Minoan pottery to Roman mosaic and sculptures. Very interesting and inexpensive.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015 NEW

WQe have been to Chania umpteen times but never actually been in this museum before. Its not exactly hard to miss, being in the middle of all the tourist shops. Not nearly as big as Heraklion, but still well worth a visit, Mr G was particularly interested in the Linear A / B exhibits, I liked the building, the garden... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2015 NEW

an hour would be enough, but worth seeing anyway. Not expensive and right in the middle of the shops

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2015 NEW

We had not had a chance to visit the museum in Heraklion so were glad that we had the opportunity to visit this one. It is in a wonderful building that was a church and then a mosque. It took us about an hour to see everything.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2015 NEW

Close to the Cathedral an interesting insight into the past of Chania and its environs. Displys are clear and well laid out. To be expected, quite a lot of pottery but worthy of half an hour of your time even if just to ensure that this type of facility survives into the future.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2015

The Archaelogy Museum of Chania is situated on Chalidon street, Old Town in a former catholic church. I liked how it is organized, it is beautiful and interesting, with many splendid exhibits. Outside is also a collection. History of Crete is indeed surprising and partly unknown; as a tourist is good to be better informed about the country you are,... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2015

I walked in to escape the sun, it was very hot. So i paid the 3 euro to cool down. Not very much to see here, but that's why you pay only 3 euro...

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2015

Great musuem in heart of the town which we visited after Knossos. See the main site arrive early then go to the musuem to miss the heat of the day. Musuem is well laid out worth the visit.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2015

The museum is well worth a visit. It is in the middle of the shopping area so you can slip in on your won while your companions continue their shopping. Exhibits are interesting and well documented.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2015

Well worth a visit on the street to the port opposite the cathedral. A minimal entrance fee reveals a well planned and renovated museum of Minoan finds with some later Greek and Roman artifacts too with concise and informative notes on each.

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Address: 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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