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A very small collection of artworks from the Byzantine era
Well presented and atmospheric as it is in an old chapel
Worth visiting if you have the Multi museum ticket that covers this and several other local museums
Next to the Firka fortress, keep walking around for 3oo m approximately to the Byzantine museum. It a small museum well presented filled with art of another era. You can see art spanning for 1000 years. This is a different point of view of Hellenic...More
Chania has som good museums , perfect for the person who 'doesn't do museums' - small and compact - or for the person who is genuinely interested in Minoan or Byzantine culture. The Byzantine museum just up from the far end of the harbour is...More
This is a very small collection of art and mosaics. It is worth a short visit when in Chania. It is slightly challenging to find as it is in a small building behind the fortress so watch carefully for the signs.
Undoubtedly the smallest museum I've ever visited (a single room) but at two euro it was worthwhile. The floor mosaic and remnants of frescoes were vivid and the icon paintings of St George revealed an interesting stylistic development between the Byzantine and Post-Byzantine eras. The...More
Chania's Byzantine Collection is housed in the former Venetian church of San Salvatore. It is a small but exquisite collection of icons of very high quality. What fascinated us was to see the influence the Venetian occupation and its art had on Cretan icon painting....More