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Maritime Museum of Crete

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Address: Coast Kountourioti, Akti Kountourioti, Chania Town, Crete 73110, Greece
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Phone Number: +30 2821 091875
09:00 - 17:00
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If you are a History Channel lover, you are going to find the museum very intersting. It shows the greek naval history starts with a special Minoan ship rebuild. It continues with... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
Mavros K
Athens, Greece
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Athens, Greece
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

If you are a History Channel lover, you are going to find the museum very intersting. It shows the greek naval history starts with a special Minoan ship rebuild. It continues with exhibits from Bronze Age till World War II. Very nice models and rare photos.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The Maritime Museum of Crete covers a range of exhibits related to Chania's history. My interest in WW2 history, and the museum dedicates most of the second floor to the Battle of Crete and subsequent three years of Cretan Resistance. There are informative stories, photos and images, and artefacts including a wedding dress made from the threads of a German... More 

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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This museum could be popular for maritime expert / enthusiasts, full of miniature ships and sea warfare objects. A few rooms are solely dedicated for the battle of Crete (thus the popularity of the museum by Australians and New Zealanders). If you're not any of the above, it's less worth it!

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Helsinki, Finland
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This little nice museum is located near the venetian harbor. It has two floors and a little shop. There are lot off miniature ship models to look at. All kind off mussels etc. from the sea bottom are also represented. Word war II had a big role on this island. It is very interesting to read the history whit all... More 

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Gatineau, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Great little museum in the harbour. This museum has a lot of history. Not sure children would enjoy it that much. Definitely worth a visit.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Nice, and a must-see. Could be a bit overwhelming and boring for kids. Do not rush. Take your time and enoy instead.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Interesting museum with several different rooms covering a wide period of history. Great building too.

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

The Maritim Museum is situated in the harbour of Chania in a restorated construction of the venetian wall fortifications, the Firkas; nice reconstruction of ships and her navigation history; very interesting, merite a vist.

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 November 2016

It has a history spanning millenia. For us the WW2 display covering Australian and New Zealand involvement and the support given to them by Cretans after it fell to the Nazis was of particular interest

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 November 2016

I went here because I was told there was something related to the battle of Crete here. That was an understatement. They have several rooms on the second floor devoted to the Battle and the 50th and 60th anniversaries. Being an Australian, I studied this battle at university, so I was thrilled to see the exhibition and the extra information... More 

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