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Nautical Museum of Crete

Kountoutiotis Coast, Chania Town, Crete 73 136, Greece
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Ranked #8 of 25 Attractions in Chania Town
Type: Museums
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Paris
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6 reviews 6 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

It has a large collection of models and documents. A little too didactical it could be more fun especially for children. Very moving part on the battle of Crete.

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Liverpool, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2014

A really good naval museum with lots of interesting stories and facts. Our three year old was captivated by the sailing boats and sailors stories. A very good 2 hours spent.

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Sun City, Arizona
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58 helpful votes 58 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014

This is a small museum, but easily accessible, in Old Town Chania. The WWII exhibit is interesting, and has good English labeling and interesting photos and artifacts. It is a useful adjunct if you are visiting the German War Cemetery and Commonwealth War Cemetery, or if you just have an interest in the Battle of Crete.

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Southampton, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2014

Especially liked the reconstruction of the ship that sailed the Mediterranean coast. You don't need too long to go round so might not be good value for money.

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Shetland Isles
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19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2014

A very nice Museum and cheap too, just two Euros for admission. They had a full side replica of a Cretan boat and how it was built , plus the history or Cretan boats. Was a very interesting visit. It has a great location at the wonderful Chania harbour

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Santa Rosa, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2014

We went to the museum because it was in the old port and we were curious about Greek naval history. Wandering into a side room, we watched the screening of an older video about the return of New Zealand fighters from WWII how were not evacuated after the Nazi invasion of Crete and were hidden in the mountains until finally... More

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Yorkshire, UK
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014

This is a really interesting museum and a good place to go if you have a couple of hours to spare. The ancient history is absorbing but I was fascinated by the WW2 section giving details of the pounding that Crete took leading up to the German invasion. There are parallels with the wartime Malta story but with a less... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014

if you like boats well worth a visit full of stuff about the german invasion good entrance price 3 euros

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Norfolk, Virginia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2014

Very extensive to include WWII history. I spent 2 hours there and could have stayed longer. Many artifacts from the island. Well worth the time.

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Athens, Greece
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014

If u like small museums and boats plus the nautical history of Crete its the place to go. Worths a visit!

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