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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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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015

I am an utter museum geek and abandoned my friends to sip wine and eat cheese to visit this museum. The location is lovelyopposite the cathedral and the building itself has an interesting history. The entrance is very cheap (3 euros) and there is plenty to see inside. While it was neat and all well presented, I just could not... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2015

wonderful objects from the rich prehistoric past of Crete, as well as from the Hellenistic times. We particularly liked the sarcophagi and the toys found in tombs.

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Rosh Ahaiyn
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2015

If you go to the Museum archaeological so don't go to this one. the museum is very small but nice thing. the price is good for the value

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2015 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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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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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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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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