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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
Mon - Sat 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

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Maritime or nautical?!

From the photo, this appears to be the museum near our hotel on the harbour which is the older established nautical/maritime museum. My husband especially loved it and luckily... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 5, 2015
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2015 NEW

From the photo, this appears to be the museum near our hotel on the harbour which is the older established nautical/maritime museum. My husband especially loved it and luckily for me there was a special exhibition this summer of artefacts relating to Nelson which I enjoyed. There is a second 'maritime' museum in Chania housed in one of the old... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015 NEW

Maritime Museum a must place to go if you are in to history of Crete. Leave your self at least 3 hours to look around. Great items on display from ancient times to present day.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015 NEW

This is a lovely museum with fine exhibits appealing to many different interests and tastes. As a history buff, I really enjoyed the mock up of the Persian war naval battle at Salamis. The 2nd world war Battle of Crete exhibition is also excellent and some of the photographs powerful and harrowing. The museum is currently showing The Nelson Collection... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

Well worth a visit (good place on a hot day!) for it's astonishing content and exhibits and the fact that, unlike many areas of the old town, it's peaceful and quiet. It's a marvellous way of learning the history of Crete. Recommend it especially to fellow New Zealanders who visit Chania and are interested in learning more about the role... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015

This museum is well laid out and begins with maritime history and continues upstairs with the history of the second world war in Crete, it did quite literally break my heart to hear the stories of some of the soldiers involved in that war, seeing some quite graphic photography and looking at the things that were found or donated after... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015

Excellent overview of ancient to modern mari-times in this region. Very interesting museum, especially the history and importance of of Crete and Greece during World War II. A cool spot on a hot day offered relief and quite some interesting historical surprises.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2015

this museum seems to have lots of exhibits form the closed war museum, well worth a look some outlines as to why Crete was lost in ww2 and Malta was kept

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2015

Well laid out and interesting exhibits covering the many ages of seafaring development up to and including the second world war. Descriptions in English as well as Greek.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2015

I consider the Maritime Museum of Chania as a very important museum. It shows the history of navigation in this region, there are numerous ship models; the second floor is devoted to battles of WWII. Beautiful exhibits and collections of shells (including Tridacna gigas) and sponges exist also. A museum for all ages. At the entrance you can buy all... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2015

Small museum with lots of ship models and a very nice movie that detailed Greek military history. The invasion of Crete by the Nazi military during World War II was a major event that is well represented at this museum. They have uniforms from both sides, as well as weapons and other accoutrements. From the top floor you get a... More 

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Additional Information about Maritime Museum of Crete

Address: Coast Kountourioti, Chania Town, Crete 73110, Greece
Phone Number: 28210-91875
Location: Europe  >  Greece  >  Crete  >  Chania Prefecture  >  Chania Town
Open Hours:
Sunday 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Monday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Tuesday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Wednesday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Thursday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Friday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Saturday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

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