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Chania Archaeological Museum

21 Chalidon Street, Chania Town, Crete, Greece
+30 2821 090334
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“worth a visit” (25 reviews)
“old church” (14 reviews)
21 Chalidon Street, Chania Town, Crete, Greece
+30 2821 090334
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Really interesting museum, loads to see including, pottery, lamps, busts, statues and some beautiful mosaics. 4 Euros entrance fee, not busy, loads of exhibits and descriptions in English as well as Greek. Toilets available and clean.

Thank soundcheckmike
Reviewed yesterday

... But that is also it. Mostly pottery and a few bronze items. The nicest thing about the museum is the building which is an old Venetian arched building. Takes about 30-45 minutes to see all of the exhibit.

Thank Dalle1985
Reviewed 1 week ago

Were it not for the practices associated with burying of the dead, much of what we know about the ancient world would be lost to us. Through archaeological activities, tombs and other burial sites have yielded up an array of artifacts displayed at this museum....More

1  Thank mrmgrybrd
Reviewed 1 week ago

For €4/head (€2 if you are over 65) there is absolutely no reason you shouldn't dip into this well ordered museum of antiquity whilst in Chania. It is hosed in a beautiful old building and has examples of all of the various civilisations who have...More

1  Thank Ollerbarrow
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Went for a look around as am keen on history but this was seriously disappointing. There isn't really anothing worth seeing there - Don't bother!

Thank tenniscollege
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Located on the main street going into the Old Town and waterfront, this is a lovely, small, conventional museum with few-but-exquisite artifacts and displays. In March, mid afternoon, I practically had the whole place to myself. Photography is generally permitted, of most of its artifacts....More

1  Thank Andy B
Reviewed 15 August 2017

Well worth a visit to gain a better understanding of the complex history of Chania a town that has been continuously occupied (and built upon) for >5000 years and its previous inhabitants.

1  Thank IanofKingsfold
Reviewed 12 August 2017

The museum is not very big, but give a nice view into the ancient Greek history. A lot of old pottery and some coins. Most pieces are not allowed to take pictures of.

2  Thank Valentijn v
Reviewed 9 August 2017 via mobile

In the most busy shopping street in Chania you find å previest Monister. Her you can travel bach in time and see with your own eyes things from the Menoisk culture of Crete .

1  Thank Anita K
Reviewed 8 August 2017

lovely artifacts both roman and minoan. small museum but worth a visit...4 euros to get in. photography is not allowed

1  Thank janice c
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10 July 2016|
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Response from captmom | Reviewed this property |
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
21 March 2015|
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Response from zohar c |
‫every sign in Greece is writen in Latin leters‬
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