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Maritime Museum of Crete

Coast Kountourioti, Akti Kountourioti, Chania Town, Crete 73110, Greece
+30 2821 091875
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Coast Kountourioti, Akti Kountourioti, Chania Town, Crete 73110, Greece
+30 2821 091875
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Covering five Millenia including the liberation of Greece, the Battle Of Crete with particular interest for Anzacs, informative videos, German soldier outfitting, even vacuum tubes for ships make this well worth a visit.

Thank KON3110 .
Reviewed 8 November 2017

An excellent journey through Crete's maritime history, and a very interesting and touching section with exhibits from WW2 and the Battle of Crete.

Thank dittany
Reviewed 8 November 2017

nice for models lovers but a bit disapointed that you can not visit the whole building behind, the visit is quick

Thank Christophe L
Reviewed 7 November 2017

I just popped in to kill time and it was very interesting, with exhibits from the earliest days of Mediterranean seafaring right through to the WWII Battle of Crete. I was on the trail of St Paul and would have loved to have seen the...More

Thank mightyshepherd
Reviewed 26 October 2017

Well worth a visit but do allow at least 1 hour to walk around as there is an upper floor to visit also.

Thank gingernut_brum
Reviewed 19 October 2017

The displays are very interesting with plenty of information in greek and English. The upstairs displays concentrating on the Battle of Crete in 1941 are interesting, although some of the photographs can be a little upsetting. Well worth a visit

Thank Haggislover
Reviewed 3 October 2017

This museum is well worth the €3 admission fee, it covers all eras; Very detailed models of Wooden ships of ancient periods, the late 1800/early1900's (key to the liberation from Turkish rule) through to the WW2 period (upstairs!) An interesting place to amble through for...More

Thank Jay H
Reviewed 1 October 2017

Great exhibitions of the most important maritime battles and periods of Crete. Lots of interesting artifacts and descriptions are in both Greek and English. Spent a little under an hour leisurely checking out all of the rooms.

Thank Janine D
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15 June 2016|
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
Sherri M
9 April 2015|
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