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Chania Archaeological Museum

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Address: 21 Chalidon Street, Chania Town, Crete, Greece
Phone Number: (+30)28210 - 90334
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Private Tour: Trikke and Discover Cretan Art from Chania
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Fascinating exhibits in a small and manageable museum

The old part of Chania is a delight in itself but if you fancy spending an hour away from the harbour, cafes and narrow streets of the Old Town then this museum will provide you... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
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Stratford-upon-Avon, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

There is some cool stuff to see but it is very limited. You can see the whole exhibit in 20 minutes or less (unless you read every single plaque). I wouldn't recommend this for any particular reason. There's plenty else to do in Chania.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

The old part of Chania is a delight in itself but if you fancy spending an hour away from the harbour, cafes and narrow streets of the Old Town then this museum will provide you with a fascinating glimpse of ancient history. It is housed in the old Venetian monastery of St. Francis and there are many exhibits dating back... More 

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Salmiyah, Kuwait
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

It's perhaps the smallest archaeological museum I visited which is so widely recommended! And it was worth a visit. There are many interesting art facts displayed in the museum - photos were not allowed for the unpublished items. The mosaic carpet are similar to what one can see in Turkey and Jordan but these are beautiful! It is very small... More 

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Dyffryn Ardudwy
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Lovely museum that doesn't make your feet ache but satisfies interest. Wonderful jewels from ancient sites.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The museum is quite small with lots of display cases and cabinets filled with finds from all over Chania prefecture. It is quite interesting, but I must admit I found myself just wandering from one case to another without really absorbing the information. There is a few mosaics towards the back of the room, which are great and some old... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This place is a real gold mine for the history buff. Come face to face with history thousands of years old. The entry fee is 2 euro and worth every penny. Shame UNESCO doesn't contribute to make it even better.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The archeological museum is a little gem in Chania, which you should not miss if you are interested in history. The entry ticket of € 4 might be a little pricey considering that the museum is small - just one room, but it is really worth the price. Located in an old church, it features 3000-5000 year old artifacts which... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Amazing collection of artefacts, very well presented showing the great skills and imagination of the people of island going back over 1000s of years

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Nicosia, Cyprus
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Really interesting place! Many findings are dated back hundred years BC. The path through out the years shows the development of the culture and the different communities in the island! It also shows how creative people can be with not many sources.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Steamy inside but worth the sweat anyway. Great displays and information. Look, read and learn. Sweet courtyard. Too bad so much in here is unpublished.

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