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Chania Archaeological Museum

21 Chalidon Street, Chania Town, Crete, Greece
(+30)28210 - 90334
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Ranked #10 of 27 Attractions in Chania Town
Type: Museums
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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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Dunedin, New Zealand
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26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

This Museum is housed in an amazing old building. It is quite small so easy to have a quick look around. Compared to the amazing museum in Heraklion it has a much smaller and more modest collection but it is still interesting to have a look in while in Chania.

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N Wales
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

Well laid out broadly in chronological order, some excellent pieces and mosaics. Info in Greek and English. Interesting building it's housed in. We got chucked out before we quite finished as they had changed the closing times so check beyond what your guidebook says and don't leave it late in the day.

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Plymouth, United Kingdom
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7 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2014

been to fair larger museums with more attractions but this was well laid out with detailed information on all exhibits. A good taster for Knossos and the Heraklion Musuem

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Paris, France
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014

This archeological museum has a small, but interesting, collection housed in a former Byzantine church. The restored church makes a wonderful backdrop for the museum pieces which include painted sarcophagi; Roman statuary and mosaics and an interesting way of displaying coins (which I usually find completely boring!)

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Ostend, Belgium
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

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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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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