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Chania Archaeological Museum

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Address: 21 Chalidon Street, Chania Town, Crete, Greece
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Private Tour: Trikke and Discover Cretan Art from Chania
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can only recommend this Museum

can only recommend this Museum, it has nice and large collection of Roman and Minoan artifacts with very high historical interest which we liked a lot.

Reviewed 5 days ago
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Wales, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

can only recommend this Museum, it has nice and large collection of Roman and Minoan artifacts with very high historical interest which we liked a lot.

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Northern Italy
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Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

We went there Sunday 14 April. Unfortunately there are no information explaining the minoic funeral manufact. Pitty since it has the potential to be very interesting! Shame for the people working there. 5 of them were on duty: 2 of them sat on the chair listening to music (1 boy an 1 girl) 2 women sat on chairs talking like... More 

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Coleraine, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Spent a nice 40 minutes in here with young son who was fascinated by all the pottery and interactive magnifying display cases - a lot of things to chat through with kids and not too large so as it gets repetitive - nice and cool too as a bonus out of the summer heat let time we went in July

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Corinthia Region, Greece
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A great archaeological museum featuring finds from around Chania. Be advised that not all of the pieces (in fact, most) are not published, so while taking photographs of any objects there may be museum guards ready to tell you 'No photo'! With a lovely garden out back, many mosaic and sculptures, this museum is worth a look to anyone visiting... More 

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Bristol, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Seems to have increased to 4 Euros. However, the bonus is that it also feels as if you are in a KGB theme-park if you have a visible camera as the multitude of attendants follow you indiscreetly. It really does have great archeological pieces from ancient Minoan jewelry to Roman mosaics.

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Thank milestrevor
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6 reviews
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

One of the best museums I have ever been to.The pottery collection is amazing and very easy to view.This is a perfect window into the wide and wonderful history of Crete. I give it 10 out of 10.

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Thank William D
Paphos, Cyprus
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Reviewed 1 March 2017

Small but perfectly formed, this Museum offered a great insight into local history of Chania and was worth the €2 admission fee. Would recommend a visit to this museum and based on your level of interest would take around 45 minutes.

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Thank Mark H
Edmonton, Canada
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Reviewed 6 February 2017

This museum is quite small but very enjoyable. I loved the mosaics and the fact that the museum is housed in an old church really adds to the atmosphere.

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Thank CherriTerri
San Francisco
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Reviewed 10 January 2017

This is a pretty good museum, with a lot of Minoan artifacts. It's located in a 16th century monastery building. If you're not visiting Heraklion too, be sure to see this museum. But the Heraklion Archaeological Museum is much better - really a great museum.

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North Narrabeen, Australia
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Reviewed 6 December 2016

Walking about Chania we found this simple building and hesitated about entering - it saw 2 Euros each, so we proceeded. It proved to be a gem! A stop well worth a visit. You can see many artifacts from Crete in this small museum. Spend a little time, wander about soak in the history, You will feel good and much... More 

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