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Maritime Museum of Crete
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Private Tour: Trikke and Discover Cretan Art from Chania
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Private Tour: Chania Old Town Trikke Tour
Ranked #5 of 82 things to do in Chania Town
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Reviewed June 8, 2013

Well worth a visit to get a feel for the history of Crete. Many interesting artefacts. Located at the end of the old harbour this museum is an ideal place to visit when the sun gets too hot!

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Reviewed June 2, 2013

Interesting exhibition, well-documented. Unlike a similar exhibition in Piraeus, one can actually climb up onto the boat and experience it first-hand. fascinating project.
Toilet area could be improved and the girl on the door a little more inter-active. She sat the whole time on her phone whilst taking the money

Thank Janice M
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Reviewed May 27, 2013

We visited the Museum on a really hot day, we wanted to get out of the sun for a while. I'm glad we did, there were lots of things to look at and a lot of information about the war. Reading about the courage of the Cretan people, and what they endured was a very humbling experience.

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Reviewed May 22, 2013

For those who love the sea and all it stands for ... you will enjoy and appreciate the Maritime museum. Not unlike most maritime museums except this one is located in beautiful Chania, Crete. It was worth the stop.

Thank KiheiSands
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Reviewed May 22, 2013

Part of the Naval Museum is housed in one of the Venetian shipsheds at the far eastern end of the smaller harbour. It contains an amazing replica of a Bronze Age Minoan ship. You can imagine that Odysseus sailed in a similar boat in his adventures on the way home to Ithaca.
The research that went into the construction of the boat is phenomenal and it's clearly presented in displays around the museum. The exhibition shows how the boat was built using traditional methods, tools and materials and a video shows its maiden voyage from Chania to Athens in celebration of the 2004 Olympic Games.
There is not much left in town of the Minoan/Mycenaean palace that probably is somewhere buried under the modern streets, so it's appropriate that the boat is on display in Chania because it reminds the visitor that this town, as Kydonia, has its origins in the bronze age.
The visit will reward specialist and non-specialist alike.

1  Thank Hippocleides
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