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Archaeological Museum of Chania: Tours & Tickets

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21 Chalidon, Chania Town, Crete 731 32, Greece
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All reviews old church greek and roman floor mosaics coin collection magnifying glass worth a visit roman times nice collection ancient crete interesting artifacts beautiful building entrance fee on display bronze age rainy day take photos venetian harbour
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Crete’s oldest known times presented through the archeological exhibits gathered under one roof of the former medieval Franciscan monastery. The building itself is worth visiting but you won’t regret spending 4€ (adult) to see a good number of excavated items dated back to 3500 year...More

Date of experience: October 2019
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

this museum was originally built for and used as a franciscan monastery. largest venetian church in chania. history unfolding. not the biggest but very interesting, check out the courtyard and wall.

Date of experience: September 2019
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

You can't escape history in Crete, but this manageable collection housed in a substantial church building encapsulates most of the early history, from Minoan through Hellenistic to Roman. Among the coins, vases, inscribed tablets and mosaics is an unusual clay seal that carries the image...More

Date of experience: September 2019
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Ok museum but not the biggest. Some interesting things to look at. The best bit for me are the mosaics set in the floor.

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank kenny10564
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

A bit hard to find. You can walk straight past the front door without knowing if your not careful. It’s cheap. Like around 8EU for two adults so it’s good value. Heaps of pottery relics. Was ok but nothing outstanding. Worth a visit while in...More

Date of experience: September 2019
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Reviewed 15 September 2019

The exhibits are nicely laid out in a very old building. Very interesting exhibits telling the history of Crete.

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank Linda J
Reviewed 14 September 2019

The mosaic floors were my highlight but there are lots of other interesting artefacts. The date of discovery of some items was surprising, 1960’s and 70’s in some cases. Only museum I’ve ever been to without a gift shop.

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank David H
Reviewed 9 September 2019 via mobile

The museum is not very big and easily covered in about one hour. Placed central in Chania, entrance is cheap. The museum shows different artifacts from the surrounding of Chania aged from Greek Bronze Age and upwards to the classical period.

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank Morten F
Reviewed 8 September 2019 via mobile

These people at the front desk need to learn to smile and be courteous. Even though it was September it was still hot inside. Some interesting history and preserved artifacts. Courtyard was not kept up. May be going through a financial strain.

Date of experience: September 2019
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Reviewed 6 September 2019

The museum was a haven for us from the 33 degrees heat outside. Beautiful vaulted building and lovely gardens where we sat and cooled off.

Date of experience: August 2019
Thank Lois G
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Debab_63
28 February 2018|
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Response from Andy B | Reviewed this property |
Hi, there! Opening hours are 08:00 AM—03:00 PM, Tuesday through Sunday, closed on Mondays. It is a quaint, lovely museum, with quite a few, very interesting exhibits and artifacts. Plan on being there for at least one... More
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10 July 2016|
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Don't know if you have gone already. There were buses that picked us up and dropped us off right by the large market. Very cheap. I recommend walking through the city. You see more and at your own pace. We found several... More
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