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“Fascinating” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Chania Archaeological Museum

Chania Archaeological Museum
21 Chalidon Street, Chania Town, Crete, Greece
(+30)28210 - 90334
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Ranked #13 of 25 Attractions in Chania Town
Type: Museums
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Jackson, Wyoming
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“Fascinating”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2013

Just the building is worth a visit! But if you are interested in the layers of cultural influences on Crete - this museum is full of artifacts. Although, it helps to have some background the information is scant, and some of it in Greek.

Visited March 2013
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“impressed”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2013

very nice but small..but we loved it..audio guide would be helpfull.next to the old harbour...very nice

Visited May 2013
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“Interesting artefacts”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2013

Large selection of ancient artefacts and mosaics. Would have liked more pictures of the digs and maps showing locations

Visited May 2013
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“A visit in a Museum all to yourself!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2013

The Greek Museums normally should be very populous places, but in this and many other cases in Greece,you will find only yourself and the very few in the Chania archaeological Museum, and all these treasures are just for you, the very few initiates ones, the chosen ones, who managed to discover and visit in the right hours of opening this almost secret establishment,to see and admire in peace, unhindered by any maddening crowd! I dare say the visitors are less than the employees in the Museum. It is a pity, because this a very interesting collection with some unique objects. The Museum is not easy to access on a wheelchair, its entrance is steep, but any passer by will give you a hand.There is no museum guide, no relevant literature, and no excibits copies to buy. Furthermore,quite a few marble statues excibits are forbidden to photograph, because they have not been published and studied yet, although unearthed in 1957! I hope the Museums management will do something about these things, some day, in a better society.

Visited May 2013
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Reading, PA
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“Worth a visit”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2013

This is a small, manageable museum which has very good signage in both Greek and English, The 3 euro admission is well woth it.

Visited May 2013
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