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Chania Archaeological Museum

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Address: 21 Chalidon Street, Chania Town, Crete, Greece
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+30 2821 090334
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Private Tour: Trikke and Discover Cretan Art from Chania
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Small but perfectly formed, this Museum offered a great insight into local history of Chania and was worth the €2 admission fee. Would recommend a visit to this museum and based... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 weeks ago
Mark H
Paphos, Cyprus
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Paphos, Cyprus
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Small but perfectly formed, this Museum offered a great insight into local history of Chania and was worth the €2 admission fee. Would recommend a visit to this museum and based on your level of interest would take around 45 minutes.

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Edmonton, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 February 2017

This museum is quite small but very enjoyable. I loved the mosaics and the fact that the museum is housed in an old church really adds to the atmosphere.

Thank CherriTerri
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 January 2017

This is a pretty good museum, with a lot of Minoan artifacts. It's located in a 16th century monastery building. If you're not visiting Heraklion too, be sure to see this museum. But the Heraklion Archaeological Museum is much better - really a great museum.

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North Narrabeen, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 December 2016

Walking about Chania we found this simple building and hesitated about entering - it saw 2 Euros each, so we proceeded. It proved to be a gem! A stop well worth a visit. You can see many artifacts from Crete in this small museum. Spend a little time, wander about soak in the history, You will feel good and much... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 December 2016

While on a university trip, we visited this museum to see the Minoan artifacts. The museum is set in an old church which adds to the atmosphere of the place. The artifacts are well set out and well described. While small there is still plenty to see at the museum. Unfortunately the gift shop was not open when we were... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 November 2016

The museums location in the ancient church provides an evocative location to study the history and legends of ancient crete. Easily visited in under an hour. History fans will thoroughly enjoy the collection and the setting. Two minutes from the Venetian port and ten minutes from the agora

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 November 2016

We almost didn't get to see this fantastic little place, but I am so glad we did. Some wonderful exhibits (the Minoan display is unbelievably beautiful) and very professionally laid out. Even the building (as you enter) is spectacular. Really worth taking time out to see this place.

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Stockholm, Sweden
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 November 2016

If you like culture and history, then this is a must during your stay in Chania. Highly recommended during your visit at the old harbour.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 November 2016

This is a tiny climpse into Creetan hitorical heritage, and you will not regret to spend an hour here. I would suggest 1-2 hours. Simply a very nice small museum. This is probably a boring place for young kids, so I suggest they do something else. The exhibits of artifacts are a bit crowded due to the confinded space, but... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 November 2016

it's worth buying at the entrance of the museum an archaeological guide because the things exhibited here are unique to know.

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