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Chania Archaeological Museum

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Address: 21 Chalidon Street, Chania Town, Crete, Greece
Phone Number: (+30)28210 - 90334
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Definetely a must while at Chania

It is not a big museum but has some quite interesting exhibits. Is at a very central location on the way to the old harbour and for sure does worth the time to spend 45min are... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 4, 2015
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2015 NEW via mobile

It is not a big museum but has some quite interesting exhibits. Is at a very central location on the way to the old harbour and for sure does worth the time to spend 45min are more than enough.it will be relocated soon but in any case is a must for every visitor in the city

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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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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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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
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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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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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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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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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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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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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