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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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A great little museum with some amazing artifacts

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 4 days ago
BobandJosie
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Reading, United Kingdom
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Reading, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

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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Derby, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Quiet and cool, well worth the 2 euro entance fee to find out more about the Minoan city that once stood where Chania now is

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England, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Of course i would visit as a little explorer i see my self :P! I love visiting museums and so my man does!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A small, but small, collection from the Minoan and Mycenaean period up through Hellenistic times, this museum should attract any serious student of ancient Greek civilization. The pottery and the tombs are amazing.

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Wakefield, England, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Lovely little place very interesting to see all the different pots ,coins the little garden with old tree peaceful birds in it the staff was very friendly help

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Thank Cherry G
Amman, Jordan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a charming archaeological museum dedicated to the Chania area that dates back to 4000 BC. It is in an old church which adds to its setting. The labels on everything are well done and there are several large mosaics in the rear of the church. There are ongoing digs in the port that provide fresh exhibits here. When... More 

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Greater London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Although smaller than the Heraklion Archaeological Museum, the Chania Museum hosts many interesting pieces and a few of its own jewells. From coins to coffins to vases, passing through sculptures and excellent explanatory post signs. I can highly recommend the visit to anyone interested in understanding better the different periods in ancient Cretan history and appreciating better the different artistic... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Lovely little museum with some nice exhibits if you're into ancient cretan archeology. A little bit hot and easy to miss when walking outside of it.. however, there was a nice little roundels exhibit that showed Linear A and B pieces aswell as another on little bovine clay figurines which I particularly liked.. there's still a lot more other stuff... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

cute museum to visit on your day out in Chania. Perfectly combined with a good lunch and a visit to the harbour. Maritime museum is also close by.

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Chania Town, Greece
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This museum was interesting with excellent exhibits.It is an old monalstry. We enjoyed it very much. It has free entrance.

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