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Chania Archaeological Museum

21 Chalidon Street, Chania Town, Crete, Greece
(+30)28210 - 90334
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Ranked #8 of 20 attractions in Chania Town
Type: Museums
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Ostend, Belgium
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

The building was very nice reconstructed. A lot of terracotta and coins, beautiful jewels. In the center of Chania in the central street so you can visit it easily!

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Nuneaton, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

No rival for its counterpart in Heraklion, this museum still boasts a fascinating collection and some interesting facts about the items it holds. It's much larger on the inside than it looks and can take a good few hours to wonder around properly.

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istanbul
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

Ottoma heritage is neglected and the old monuments are in poor condition in the garden,no one cares about them about to disappear soon. Only Byzantine heritage is dispalyed in the salons.

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Helsinki, Finland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2014

This museum is something you don't want to miss, even though the museum is really easily missed. The museum has extensive collections of historical artefacts of various eras of Cretan history. Entrance fee is really reasonable. Visit the Byzantine collections before the archaeological museum and you can buy a ticket with which both museum can be visited - but it... More

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buckinghamshire
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2014

This museum could easily be missed by visitors (as told to us by a couple we met); but it is in on the opposite side of the road to the large church on the street leading to the harbour. It is closed on a Monday. This place is a little gem entered through a wooden fronted door, see the intricate... More

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Dublin, Ireland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2014

Gives a good overview of the islands history, without going into to much detail, not expensive to visit and located in the centre of the town, plus good reproductions for sale behind the museum.

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Cordoba
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2014

This museum is evolving all the time as more discoveries are made in the local area. We went years ago but the collection has grown considerably. The building itself is worth viewing. There are some amazing examples of early pottery and jewellery making and you get a really good sense of Cretian history from the exhibits. Its great value for... More

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Vancouver, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2014

I have a soft spot for history, and now that my daughter is old enough to 'get into' information, I like to expose her to historical sites as much as I can. This little place was GREAT. The building that the archeological finds are housed in is historic itself, and the low lighting and earthy surroundings lends an atmosphere to... More

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Kansas, Oklahoma
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2014

Excellent museum,everyone who likes learning the history of the place he visits should go.It's not that big but the content was very interesting and the private tour we took was really worth the money.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2014

The museum is well laid out with all information displayed in both Greek and English. With some interesting artefacts, personally I loved the mosaics. It is good value for money however to get the most out of your money visit the Byzantine museum first as they will sell you a double ticket. Even if you are not particularly interested in... More

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