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82 Theotokopoulou, Chania Town, Crete 731 31, Greece
+30 2821 096046
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Reviewed October 24, 2018 via mobile

The museum is rather small, but it's actually very interesting - good for explaining the history of Crete and Chania. The items on display were very interesting and the paintings were is surprisingly good condition - the paint was often healthier than the wood. Despite...More

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Reviewed September 11, 2018 via mobile

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

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Reviewed July 31, 2018

I visited this place earlier during my Chania visits and again had a lovely walk nearby! Beautiful icons are presented in this Museum!

Thank TuuliLuukas
Reviewed November 11, 2017 via mobile

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

Thank 66Nicolas
Reviewed October 3, 2017

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

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Reviewed May 10, 2017

Small but perfectly formed. Items from tiny coin to wall paintings and large icons. Well laid out and good explanatory panels

Thank _iandfrandall
Reviewed February 6, 2017

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.

Thank CherriTerri
Reviewed October 22, 2016

A small collection that has some wonderful pieces that give you a sense of Byzantine history on the island of Crete.

Thank michaelc143
Reviewed October 9, 2016

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

1  Thank Belgo96
Reviewed September 22, 2016

A different world view of golden haloed saints and Angels painted iridescent colours. A pleasure to gaze on and wonder at.

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