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Chania Archaeological Museum

21 Chalidon Street, Chania Town, Crete, Greece
(+30)28210 - 90334
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Ranked #10 of 26 Attractions in Chania Town
Type: Museums
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Bath, United Kingdom
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24 reviews 24 reviews
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7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW

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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104 helpful votes 104 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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Dunedin, New Zealand
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28 helpful votes 28 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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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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30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
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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