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Chania Archaeological Museum

21 Chalidon Street, Chania Town, Crete, Greece
+30 2821 090334
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21 Chalidon Street, Chania Town, Crete, Greece
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"roman mosaics"
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"coin collection"
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"minoan period"
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"magnifying glass"
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"worth a visit"
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"interesting artifacts"
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"nice collection"
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"on display"
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"beautiful building"
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"bronze age"
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Very nice location and interesting findings. You can pleasantly spend a few hours and get in the spirit of the city and the civilisation. Be aware on the opening hours before visiting...

Thank Eleni D
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Reviewed 10 January 2018

I believe this should be one of your first stops, once in Chania. You will be able to understand a part of the vast history of crete here. From Prehistoric to Minoan ages and far beyond. The museum itself used to be a mosque. Do...More

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Reviewed 8 December 2017

A nice museum where you can see objects from various periods of ancient Crete. It is housed in a beautiful old catholic church.

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Reviewed 27 November 2017

A must see when visiting Chania! Worth spending an hour or so perusing the ancient treasures, but make sure to look for signs on certain display cases that indicate what is inside has been unpublished & photos are not allowed of those particular items.

Thank Brenda D
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Reviewed 16 November 2017

Small museum. Heraklion is the place for most things. But excellent mosaics and a recent private collection given to the museum make it a good stop in the city.

Thank Gil M
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Reviewed 8 November 2017

This museum, all on one level, houses some of the most precious archaelogical finds in Western Crete, including artefacts from Minoan, Greek and Greco-Roman periods. It is located on Chalidon Street the main approach to the Venetian harbour and is housed in a Byzantine church....More

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Reviewed 22 October 2017

It does not take very long so it is worth the visit. The building is lovely. Lots of pottery and coins.

Thank 110Helen2014
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Reviewed 19 October 2017

Another really interesting museum, housed in an equally fascinating building. A good number of the exhibits are from local excavations in the Kastelli area of the old town. Photography is permitted, but beware as some cabinets are marked with a no photography sign as the...More

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Reviewed 17 October 2017 via mobile

It's a nice little museum. The building adds a nice atmosphere. The collection is mostly pottery and the signs aren't always clear, but you get an idea of what kind of objects people used in their daily lives. I especially enjoyed seeing the perfume bottles...More

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Reviewed 16 October 2017

This archeological museum may be small but it houses a number of quality items. After seeing the one in Rethymnon, I now have an appreciation for how much more this little museum houses in its small location, tucked right middle in the Old Town of...More

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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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