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Chania Archaeological Museum

21 Chalidon Street, Chania Town, Crete, Greece
+30 2821 090334
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“old church” (15 reviews)
21 Chalidon Street, Chania Town, Crete, Greece
+30 2821 090334
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Reviewed 5 days ago

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

Thank GMarka
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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the ancient treasures, but make sure to look for signs on certain display cases that indicate what is inside has been unpublished & photos are not allowed of those particular items.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
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

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

Thank dittany
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
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

Thank Haggislover
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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

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
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

Thank Belgo96
Reviewed 11 October 2017

While this is a lovely museum in a beautiful building with interesting treasures our visit was marred by our 'welcome' on arrival. The man on the ticket desk was rude and aggressive, barking a monosyllabic answer to our request for tickets, chastising us for not...More

Thank EllaMay2015
Reviewed 8 October 2017

Mainly pottery and statues. Some fragmentary Roman floor mosaics. Lighting not the best but located in a very old church. Worth a look if you are really into history

Thank sulla62
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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
20 March 2015|
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