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Maritime Museum of Crete
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Chania Old Town Private Trikke Tour
Ranked #5 of 81 things to do in Chania Town
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Reviewed October 15, 2013

From the outside you may not realize, but this is a good museum to see a bit of the history of Crete.

1  Thank Ulysses F
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"ship models"
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"german invasion"
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"new zealanders"
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"interesting exhibits"
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"full scale"
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"nazi occupation"
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"ancient times"
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"worth a visit"
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"bronze age"
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"on display"
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"interesting place"
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Reviewed October 12, 2013

The maritime museum presents history with artefacts, it has three storeys of naval wars epicted in photographs , relics and documents for the last two centuries, tv screens narrating world war 1 and world war 2 battles and points of strategic alerts towards enemy. Got goose bumps when saw mannequins dressed in australian and new zealand uniforms. Staff at the front desk were extremely helpful and photos were allowed. What is not to like? you are in the actual port where history was made!!

1  Thank Rosemary P
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Reviewed October 12, 2013

There seem to be two maritime museums . I went into the one at the far end of the harbour . The exhibition was about the building ( in modern times) of craft that would have sailed in ancient times. It reminded me of he museum in Oslo and was very interesting.

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Reviewed October 10, 2013

I am not really interested in maritime history but found this museum fascinating ranging as it does from Minoan times to post WW2. The exhibits are very good and the models of ships are amazing all housed in a lovely building. I think some of the negative reviews are referring to the Minoan ship museum at the other end of the harbour (on the right as you face the sea, in the venetian dockyard buildings) though that said I thought that was also very good and certainly worth 2 euros.

1  Thank julieb204
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Reviewed October 3, 2013

The museum is extensive with displays ranging from Byzantine and Venetian times to the modern ships of Nato. There are several TV video presentations concerning modern Cretan and Greek history including the Balkan Wars and Greece's final achievement of unification by 1949. Be patient and sit through these and you will learn much.

Thank Anthony G
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