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Maritime Museum of Crete

Coast Kountourioti, Akti Kountourioti, Chania Town, Crete 73110, Greece
+30 2821 091875
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  • Excellent51%
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  • Average11%
  • Poor1%
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“ship models” (22 reviews)
“two floors” (11 reviews)
“world war” (20 reviews)
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Coast Kountourioti, Akti Kountourioti, Chania Town, Crete 73110, Greece
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+30 2821 091875
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"ship models"
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"new zealanders"
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"minoan boat"
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"worth a visit"
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"bronze age"
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Reviewed 3 days ago

While strolling aloong the Venetian harbour , towars the western end you will see a huge anchor and a water mine. Those 2 items landmark the maritime museum. You donot need more than 2 hours to browse quickly through the exhibits. I believe young chidren...More

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Reviewed 5 days ago

This is a wonderful museum bearing in mind the maritime history of Crete as an island. Also a wonderful collection of maritime stamps - the Military Museum is on the 2nd floor and if you have an interest in the WW11 Battle of Crete there...More

Thank Virginia3960
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Reviewed 1 week ago

The Maritime Museum of Crete is located in a distinctive red, 2 storey building on the waterfront on the far western end of Chania's Old Venetian Harbour. It's housed within part of Firkas Fortress. Outside the museum is an anchor and propeller and then there's...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

It is open from 9am to 3pm in April. We just spent 35 minutes there because we just looked at the things that we found interesting. Shells + unusual fish + ship that you could walk into + 2nd world war battle of Crete. It...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

It was raining, so we opted for an indoor hour or two at the maritime museum in Chania. We stayed for longer, because it is a surprisingly good museum. Hordes of exhibits exploring different stages in Crete's history, and a lot of stuff we didn't...More

Thank brollop
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This museum located directly on the water front is worth a visit. In particular the large ship models are very detailed and interesting. I just wished the English translation of the exhibits could be better. I would suggest to the management to add some multimedia...More

Thank Aladin44
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Reviewed 25 January 2018

a lovely little museum in Chania Old Harbour, nicely kept and loved with small but interesting displays of ancient and more recent naval things and artifacts

Thank difficulta
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Reviewed 31 December 2017

A small but nice Museum to visit, part of the Firkas Fortress and part of the old Venetian harbour in Chania town.

Thank Vangelis774
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Reviewed 30 November 2017

This is a model maker's paradise as there is an extensive range of ancient ships dating from before the Roman era. This museum also follows the history of Crete from the days of the Crusaders up to the more modern battles with Turkey and WWII...More

Thank lynlcee
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Reviewed 16 November 2017

A nice stop on one's visit to Chania. The special section on the battle of Crete in 1941 is worth seeing. There is a re-creation of an ancient Mineoan ship - available to see during the summer months.

Thank Gil M
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MariWolfe929
16 June 2016|
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Response from Mark H | Reviewed this property |
Sorry I do not recall a elevator within the museum just narrow stairways. Can I suggest you contact the mueseum with regard to disability access
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Sherri M
9 April 2015|
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Response from Marta H |
mar-mus-crete.gr/index.php/en/ Fees: Normal ticket 3,00 euro Student-Reduced ticket 2,00 euro Common entrance to both exhibition places 4,00 euro Permanent Exhibition of Ancient and Traditional Shipbuilding (Shipyard... More
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