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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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Western Crete, of which Chania is the capital, has hosted many cultures over the centuries and most of them are represented in this small, but excellent museum. The building that... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Western Crete, of which Chania is the capital, has hosted many cultures over the centuries and most of them are represented in this small, but excellent museum. The building that houses this museum is a former monastery and church built by the Venetians. The collection contains votive fertility offerings that are 5,500 years old, i.e. they date from 3,500 BC.... More 

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West Sussex, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a great little museum in the centre of town. well worth a visit if interested in ancient artefacts. Everything is clearly labelled in English, as well as Greek and well laid out. There is only two rooms plus a courtyard garden. The only negative was a lack of air-con in the larger room, otherwise very good.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I was in this museum in 1975 and again this July. There have been many improvements, but the Chania Archaeological Museum remains among my favorite Greek museums. It is still on the small side, but it is packed with history and ancient artifacts from the Chania region and Crete in general. Centrally located with a nominal entry charge. You can... More 

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Frankfurt, Germany
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We wanted to spend the afternoon in Chania but didn't want to go to the harbour as we'd already been there. We decided to go to this museum. From the outside, it didn't really seem too inviting, but when you go through the doors, it was pretty impressive with the high arched ceiling. Entrance fee was minimal (4€ per adult,... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Visiting Chania for a few hours and we went into this museum (4 Euros entrance fee each) - inside a nice old church, with lots of exhibits from Crete's ancient past, from the very early items up to the mid Roman period. Depending on your enthusiasm for Cretan burial finds you could spend half an hour in here getting a... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A wonderful immersion in Minoan civilisation, this beautiful and secretive museum boasts some unique pieces and is cool and shady so ideal for a break from Hania old town shopping trip.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

If one is an expert connoisseur of history and Byzantine art , likely will find better samples than here; but the average tourist is allowed to have - along a short visit of a single room, a flavor of such beautiful treasures, well presented in a fascinating intimate, perfectly maintained church.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This museum is right in the heart of the Limani. There is not a lot on display, but what IS there is really beautiful. The floor mosiacs in the back were really beautiful as was all of the jewelry, much of it completely intact! Don,t go to this museum to escape the heat... there is no AC and it was... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This Museums houses a very nice collection of Minoan artefacts dating back to the 15 century BC until Roman times, some quite well preserved. They will provide you a glimpse on their daily lives and customs. Nice surprises include two well preserved mosaic floors representing Dionysos and Ariadne from the 3 century BC. Entrance fee is only 2 Euros, with... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Our second visit within a year - but well worth it. Housed in an old monastery admission is "modest" and further discounted if over 65. We took young grandchildren and they thoroughly enjoyed it. Close to the harbour in the main street - but not well signposted.

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