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Chania Archaeological Museum

21 Chalidon Street, Chania Town, Crete, Greece
(+30)28210 - 90334
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Ranked #11 of 26 Attractions in Chania Town
Type: Museums
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Athens, Greece
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21 reviews 21 reviews
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14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014 NEW

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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London
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28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2014

All locally found exhibits ranging from almost 3000 BC to 400 AD. The items included pottery, bronze, glass, a couple of mosaics and the usual bits of statues.

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Hamilton, New Zealand
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21 attraction reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2014

I liked the restored building - it is in very much and I would have paid the money just for that. The exhibits are interesting and just show how little some things have changed in thousands of years.

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Norfolk, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2014

You can spend a couple of hours here if you read most of the displays. They have artifacts that go back over 3000 years. The site is in a very old monastery.

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Bath, United Kingdom
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7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014

The Museum has everything well marked and described, and you can get very close to the mosaic floors on display. The quality of the workmanship of things made 7,000 BC was truly humbling. The architecture of the building itself is beautiful, with its vaulted ceiling, and honey-coloured stone walls. Well worth a visit.

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Yerevan, Armenia
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68 attraction reviews
106 helpful votes 106 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014

It takes about an hour if you read every little description. Has Minoan and Bronze age artifacts. Loved the mosaic floors. The private collection off in a separate area was very informative.

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Dublin, Ireland
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014

It was a small museum but had many artifacts from different eras. The only problem we found was the heat - there is no air conditioning and only couple of fans, so it made a visit less pleasurable.

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Minsk, Belarus
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

We went to Heraklion Archaeological museum (which is much bigger than Chania's museum) before going to one in Chania, and were surprised that in Chania we saw items not represented in Heraklion. So if you're really interested in Greek culture, do go there.

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Celje, Slovenia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014

I read and heard about Chania archeological museum a lot, i just didn't pay too much attention on opening hours, which i recommend all of the travelers to do. At the day of the Chania visit, museum was open only till 15:00 and we missed it for some minutes. I would definetely go if the place would be accessible in... More

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