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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 #106 of 470 things to do in Chania Town
Type: History museums, Museums
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Type: History museums, Museums

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New York City, New York
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64 reviews 64 reviews
27 attraction reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
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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Lincolnshire, UK
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12 reviews 12 reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
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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15 reviews 15 reviews
6 attraction reviews
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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34 reviews 34 reviews
12 attraction reviews
45 helpful votes 45 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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27 reviews 27 reviews
14 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 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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18 reviews 18 reviews
4 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
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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41 reviews 41 reviews
18 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
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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10 reviews 10 reviews
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
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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21 reviews 21 reviews
16 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
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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