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Maritime Museum of Crete

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Address: Coast Kountourioti, Akti Kountourioti, Chania Town, Crete 73110, Greece
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+30 2821 091875
09:00 - 17:00
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Sun 10:00 - 18:00
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USD 75.39*
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Private Tour: Trikke and Discover Cretan Art from Chania
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Excellent WWII & Battle of Crete Information, Confusing other location

The main building (opposite the lighthouse) and the second building (across the harbor) were a bit confusing to find on TripAdvisor. This large, red building has some cool cannons... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Corinthia Region, Greece
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24 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

you have to know a lot of history already to be able to understand the things you see. ! was a little disappointed.

Thank MelissaFree
Corinthia Region, Greece
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The main building (opposite the lighthouse) and the second building (across the harbor) were a bit confusing to find on TripAdvisor. This large, red building has some cool cannons and anchors outside and connects to the large fortress wall protecting the harbor opposite the lighthouse. The Museum is great, if a bit outdated, but has excellent information about Greece and... More 

Thank museumkatie
Faversham, England, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a slightly quirky museum as it rolls maritime history and a bit of ecology into one. The story of Crete's struggle for independence is well told and thankfully in English. The struggle for Independence has meant its defence with sea battles hence the naval flavour. The exhibits are lovingly maintained and I learned a great deal.

Thank wolfes2014
Fox Creek, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 February 2017

If you're Australian/NZ and have an interest in WW2 hisstory there is a nice little section detailing the ANZAC involvement in the Battle of Souda bay. Worth a look generally if you want to get out of the sun for a bit.

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 31 January 2017

An excellent way to pass a few hours on a rainy day in Chania. the exhibits are well documented and displayed.

Thank MGMLimassol
Crete, Greece
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 January 2017

Visit the Maritime Museum and admire small copies all ships from ancient times until today. See representation of important naval battles. Also admire many nautical objects. Then enjoy your coffee in cafes around.

1 Thank antonakakp
Athens, Greece
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 November 2016

If you are a History Channel lover, you are going to find the museum very intersting. It shows the greek naval history starts with a special Minoan ship rebuild. It continues with exhibits from Bronze Age till World War II. Very nice models and rare photos.

2 Thank Mavros K
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 November 2016

The Maritime Museum of Crete covers a range of exhibits related to Chania's history. My interest in WW2 history, and the museum dedicates most of the second floor to the Battle of Crete and subsequent three years of Cretan Resistance. There are informative stories, photos and images, and artefacts including a wedding dress made from the threads of a German... More 

1 Thank Craig W
Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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Reviewed 27 November 2016

This museum could be popular for maritime expert / enthusiasts, full of miniature ships and sea warfare objects. A few rooms are solely dedicated for the battle of Crete (thus the popularity of the museum by Australians and New Zealanders). If you're not any of the above, it's less worth it!

Thank Alex A
Helsinki, Finland
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 November 2016

This little nice museum is located near the venetian harbor. It has two floors and a little shop. There are lot off miniature ship models to look at. All kind off mussels etc. from the sea bottom are also represented. Word war II had a big role on this island. It is very interesting to read the history whit all... More 

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