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Maritime Museum of Crete

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Address: Coast Kountourioti, Chania Town, Crete 73110, Greece
Phone Number: 28210-91875
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Sun 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
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A true worth visit museum! The cream of the Maritime history of Crete can be found here, with lots of artifacts and model ships all well documented. Special care has been given to... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 27, 2015
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW

A true worth visit museum! The cream of the Maritime history of Crete can be found here, with lots of artifacts and model ships all well documented. Special care has been given to World War 1 and World War 2 eras as they are of the most important not only for the Crete but for the entire country! Building is... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015

It is a nice place but the conditions are not optim. There are to many exponats all crowded together and no air conditioning. Try enjoying a nice museum at 35 celsius and 80% humidity is like a free sauna. After one hour we had to get out to get air and had to skip a lot of the nice objects.

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Stavanger, Norway
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

You may enter this museum without great expectations and end the visit with a smile on your face. And so do many of the other visitors. It is not a fancy, modern museum, but it is packed with good models, original artifacts and good texts.

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Beirut, Lebanon
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2015

One of the major attractions and a must visit when in Chania town . two stories beautifully restored reddish building at the end left of the harbour . mainly covering the WW1 and WW2 eras . model ships and arms, all well documented with videos explaining everything.... the war of independence and the brave Cretan warriors at the front end... More 

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Nicosia, Cyprus
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2015

The building of the museum is beautifully and well restored. The information and videos available in the museum are very helpful to understand the maritime history of the Minoans in Crete. The officers of the museum are also available all the time. Easy access from the venitian harbor and very cheap entrance fee.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2015

We enjoyed this little museum. We are from new Zealand and particularly enjoyed the world war 2 battle of Crete exhibition and video about the new Zealanders in Crete in the war.

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Stewkley, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2015

Quite enjoyed a visit here, especially the stuff about WW2. Does give some insight into Cretan history and who invaded the island when etc

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2015

Interesting maritime museum. The museum presents the history on Crete and Greece. If you are very interested in ships etc the visit to the museum may take two hours. There is also nice little exhibition of mussels etc sea creatures. There is no air conditioning in the museum. Therefore, I recommend to visit the museum in the morning.

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Burr Ridge, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2015

There is an amazing amount of artifacts, including many ship models. We were lucky enough to meet the model maker and see his shop. Not as big as Les Invalides in Paris, but quite impressive.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015

Beautiful ship models, a great exposition about the battle if Creta in WW2. Friendly staff, they could maybe improve the ventilation.

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