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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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Rich with the opportunity to Learn, Small Enough not to exhaust

Not a long walk from the harbor, and certainly worth the time. The displays are rich examples of the sometimes very beautiful, advanced civilizations, about which I and my... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 30, 2015
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015 NEW

Not a long walk from the harbor, and certainly worth the time. The displays are rich examples of the sometimes very beautiful, advanced civilizations, about which I and my traveling companions knew very little before stoping in each of the museums on every island, where our ship stopped. There is then plenty of time to explore all that is going... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW

Housed in a converted church, just a few minutes easy walk from the water front, at first sight this does not look that impressive and certainly no match for "Big Brother" in Heraklion. Lighting isn't great and overall has a "time gone by feel". BUT DON'T Be FOOLED. Look closely at the Exhibits and they are really OLD, and some... More 

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Athens, Greece
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW

Located in right in the middle of Chania old town, the museum is easily accessible, even if you are visiting the area just for a coffee or lunch and is worth visiting! It's a small, one-level museum and although visiting with our kids it wasn't that huge as other museums in Krete, so you won't spent the entire day there.Entrance... More 

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Penrith, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015

You don't need a whole day here but for an hour or so you can immerse yourself in Minoan history. This small musuem is well laid out in a beautiful old church. Cheap entrance fee.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2015

worth a visit, very cheap & cool within. Nice little garden where w.c are..look out for donation box for the many stray dogs in Chania, in the little garden. Lovely ice-cream cafe directly oppisit.....many, many shops though nice also just to look. The harbour only 5min walk from here.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2015

Cute little museums. After having seen the museums in Athens and Heraklion, this feels small, but it is in a beautiful space - a former church.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

Right in the middle of Chania old town, the museum is easily accessible and a good stop if the day gets too hot. The museum is in a beautiful building that is worth seeing in itself. The collection is small but has a number of interesting pieces. Not as well signed or self guided as other local museums in Greece... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2015

An illuminating way to learn some fascinating History,a perfect way to pass some time during the hottest part of the day and all for three euro per person.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015

The Archaelogical Museum was easy to find on Chalidon Street, about 1 block up from the tender pier and main town square - about a 3 minute walk. The museum building was once a Gothic styled St. Francis Church. The main nave, 2 side naves, and a red brick barrel roof with pointed arches were still visible structural elements, but... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015

They opened at 8 in the morning. Great. I was the only visitor. A great collection of treasures from minoan, classical greek and roman times, all from the Western part of Crete.The only disadvantage: labelling could be better. Some items are very well-explained, others are not explained at all.

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