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“well worth a visit” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of Chania Archaeological Museum

Chania Archaeological Museum
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$75.15*
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Private Tour: Trikke and Discover Cretan Art from Chania
Ranked #6 of 80 things to do in Chania Town
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East Surrey
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30 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
“well worth a visit”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 19, 2012

Terrific finds from local sites now excavated - and good to see so much Minoan stuff kept here in the town. Very small museum, nicely organised and good signage. Do visit.

Visited September 2012
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Oxfordshire
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
“Good museum, great objects”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 17, 2012

Great objects. - The seal found in Chania my top one and the Pot of the museum with birds is very good

Visited September 2012
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Sochaczew, Poland
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Definitely worth visiting”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 13, 2012

Nice collection of ancient and byzantine coins.
Not too many people, though in the very centre.
Air conditioned :)

Visited August 2012
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Newcastle, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
“A large collection in an interesting building.”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 24, 2012

This museum is housed in a great building which adds authenticity to the great range of items on display from children's toys to coins to Cretan armoury - there is something for everyone. There is an outdoor sculpture garden and large mosaics on the floor which were a highlight. This is a great collection to get an overview without needing to spend hours in a museum.

Visited September 2011
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London, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
“Beautiful ancient artefacts in cool museum..”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 13, 2012

We were bowled over by this collection of artefacts like amphora, glass bowls, clay baths used as coffins...some of which are about 4,000 years old. Felt that the city had not recognised how stunning the collection is, and had therefore not invested much ingenuity/flair in displaying their glorious exhibits. This museum could become a major attraction, if only a brilliant curator could showcase the collection more effectively. It seems that the people of Chania - or at least their municipal leaders - do not appreciate what a valuable asset/potential tourist magnet they have!

Visited August 2012
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