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Maritime Museum of Crete

Coast Kountourioti, Chania Town, Crete 73110, Greece
28210-91875
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Ranked #6 of 26 Attractions in Chania Town
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Museums
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Bristol, United Kingdom
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8 reviews 8 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014 NEW

Really interesting museum in a fab location- highly recommended. Good video playing with information about the history.

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Geneva, Switzerland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

Liked everything. Terrific maritime artifacts, ship models, lots of historical info, going back to classical times. Cutaway models of biremes and triremes were exquisite.

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77 reviews 77 reviews
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62 helpful votes 62 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2014

The place is packed with exhibits from ancient minoan to the Battle of Crete Second World war. Ask to show you the Battle's field chart. Adjoining it is the Venetian castle of Firkas, don't miss it.

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Tuscaloosa, Alabama
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17 reviews 17 reviews
10 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014

This museum is very informative and interesting. Good value for what you pay. Signs in different languages explaining, and great displays of costumes, equipment, and battles. Great to spend and hour or two

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Athens, Greece
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30 reviews 30 reviews
13 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014

The exterior building is impressive but the interior is not so nice! Although there are many artefacts they are not so well organized! Also the museum is not airconditioned that makes the tour unbearable during the summer!

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Celje, Slovenia
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67 attraction reviews
92 helpful votes 92 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014

Maritime or nautical museum is located in the old harbour of Chania, inside the fortress, right across the bay from the Venetian (Egyptian) lighthouse, easy to find. One of the best attractions in the Chania, for sure, maybe even one of the best in Europe. Interesting for people who want to explore and get some more information about WW, history... More

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Hartola, Finland
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014

We visit there with to small children(1,9)and they liked also.. There was lots of interesting old navy things and lots of history, like ww1 and ww2 memoribilia.It was very cheep for adult only 3 euros.. If you don't like museums, you still should go visit on here

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bombay india
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14 reviews 14 reviews
5 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2014

A good collection of nautical equipments . Good things But nothing that had a wow factor. Only 2 memories of the place One The kids enjoyed the mock engine cabin room... like at kidzania. (Why did I take them to the museum, they would have appreciated my discrepancies the 3 euros on in cream instead) Serving thing the toilets, yes... More

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Brimfield, Massachusetts
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

To enter the old fort and walk around is free...the views of the harbour so beautiful...they take your breath away....there was a small charge of 3 euros to see the museum, to be honest we did not have time...so did not go...but what we did see was well worth it.

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Limassol, Cyprus
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9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

Low entrance only 3euros and you can see chania fortetza. From the Fortetza you can take a lot of beautiful fotos for Chania. A lot of miniature maritime things.The whole history of Crete's wars

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