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Chania Archaeological Museum

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Address: 21 Chalidon Street, Chania Town, Crete, Greece
Phone Number: +30 2821 090334
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Private Tour: Trikke and Discover Cretan Art from Chania
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Such a quaint museum

While on a university trip, we visited this museum to see the Minoan artifacts. The museum is set in an old church which adds to the atmosphere of the place. The artifacts are... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 days ago
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

While on a university trip, we visited this museum to see the Minoan artifacts. The museum is set in an old church which adds to the atmosphere of the place. The artifacts are well set out and well described. While small there is still plenty to see at the museum. Unfortunately the gift shop was not open when we were... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

The museums location in the ancient church provides an evocative location to study the history and legends of ancient crete. Easily visited in under an hour. History fans will thoroughly enjoy the collection and the setting. Two minutes from the Venetian port and ten minutes from the agora

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Dublin, Ireland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We almost didn't get to see this fantastic little place, but I am so glad we did. Some wonderful exhibits (the Minoan display is unbelievably beautiful) and very professionally laid out. Even the building (as you enter) is spectacular. Really worth taking time out to see this place.

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Stockholm, Sweden
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

If you like culture and history, then this is a must during your stay in Chania. Highly recommended during your visit at the old harbour.

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Norway
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a tiny climpse into Creetan hitorical heritage, and you will not regret to spend an hour here. I would suggest 1-2 hours. Simply a very nice small museum. This is probably a boring place for young kids, so I suggest they do something else. The exhibits of artifacts are a bit crowded due to the confinded space, but... More 

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Athens, Greece
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

it's worth buying at the entrance of the museum an archaeological guide because the things exhibited here are unique to know.

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Luxembourg City, Luxembourg
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This Museum is situated in a Church of St. Franziskus, (Agios-Frangiskos) and is of Venetian art; there is a very nice, like a painting, courtyard, with Venetian portails and Turkish fountains; some nice objetects, nice small museum.

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Heraklion, Greece
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is a quite small museum, with a limited collection. It is not very interesting, but the personnel is welcoming and will talk to you and answer any questions about the exhibits. What I liked most in the hotel is the small outdoor garden that it has at its back. The museum is at a very central location and the... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 October 2016

Some excellent pieces, particularly the glass and sarcophagi. The museum itself is pretty rundown--poorly lit and few explanatory signs explaining the significance of the works on view.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 October 2016

An easy place to enter adn nicely decorated. Perhaps worth to visit to get away from souvenirs, etc. Yes, as everywhere, broken clay pots ans statues, old coind (nice to see the details through a magnifying glass!) and a couple of pavement mosaics. Yes, 15-20 mins of Culture, why not?

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