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Maritime Museum of Crete

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Address: Coast Kountourioti, Akti Kountourioti, Chania Town, Crete 73110, Greece
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Phone Number: 28210-91875
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9:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Sun 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
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$76*
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Private Tour: Trikke and Discover Cretan Art from Chania
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Private Tour: Chania Old Town Trikke Tour

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A good all round museum into the Naval history of Crete includes the Australian an New Zealand troops worth a visit.pity the courtyard was closed on the day of my visit to see the... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
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Sydney, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

A good all round museum into the Naval history of Crete includes the Australian an New Zealand troops worth a visit.pity the courtyard was closed on the day of my visit to see the different rooms.

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Dublin, Ireland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This museum, at the west end of the harbour, is a good place to find some shade from the summer sun; there is no air-conditioning, though. The museum concentrates very much on the naval/military aspects of the maritime/nautical history of Crete and Greece; most of the museum is devoted to this. Scale models and maps are abundant. Amongst the former... More 

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Los Angeles, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is an excellent museum that offers every imaginable display of models, photos, illustrations, philatelic, and people for any boat crazed fanatic. You can spend many hours here but we had to breeze through because there was so many things to go over. The entrance price is cheap for the mariner experience you receive.

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Dublin, Ireland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The downstairs part of this museum is dedicated to maritime history, full of model boats of old and modern naval ships. The upstairs section was where I headed straight away as I have an interest in Second World War history and it did not disappoint. Loads of photographs of the invasion of Crete in 1941 and of life on the... More 

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Amman, Jordan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This maritime museum is very well done and has a selection of model wooden boats as well as many modern naval ships on display. The reconstruction of the old port in Venetian times is also very fascinating to look at. The arsenal buildings some of which still stand held the triremes the Venetians used to protect their sailing routes. Upstairs... More 

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Thank DaleRachmeler
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Within easy walking distance of the Venetian harbour. 3 euro entrance fee and good value for money. Really opened my eyes to the huge involvement of the allies in Crete after the Germans invasion. Lots of items and photos on display - very interesting.

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Thank Sue D
Great Yarmouth
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Well laid out, lots of information, models and exhibits. A bit hot as no A/C but well worth the small fee to get in. Wonderful to find out so much of the maritime history

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Orlando, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

A nice small museum with many models of ships, old navy equipment, sea shells and more. My favorite part was a section dedicated to the battle of Crete during world war 2. Another cool part was peering across the harbor through some old navy binoculars.

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Kent, England, U.K.
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A fascinating exhibition of the naval history of Greece from the Bronze Age to the present, in part of the fortifications protecting Chania harbour ( great views from the upper windows). The highlight is the display about the 1941 battle for Crete: very moving.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Beautiful the recontructions of the old greek, roman trireme and the bizantyne vessels. Very emotional the records, the photos and the documents about the german invasion during WWII, something to remember and never forget!

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