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Chromonastiri Military Museum

Eparchiaki Odos Perivolias-Chromanastiriou, Chromonastiri, Crete 741 00, Greece
+30 2831 075135
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Small but perfectly formed

If you are interested in the history of the Cretan resistance during both the Turkish and the... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
David T
Kingston upon Hull UK

A small but perfectly formed museum. There are approx 5 rooms to have a look at, nearly all of the... read more

Reviewed 15 July 2017
Rachel C
Norwich, United Kingdom
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The building was built in 1610 and was the summer residence of the noble Venetian family "Clodius". Villas were mainly of agricultural and stockbreeding character, as shown by their architecture which, other than the main manor house, it included rooms for workers and spaces for warehouses and stables.The museum has 8 chambers full of artifacts from various periods of international history. Summer opening hours: Mondays,Saturdays closed , Tuesday-Friday 8:00-14:00 , Sundays 10:00-15:00
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Eparchiaki Odos Perivolias-Chromanastiriou, Chromonastiri, Crete 741 00, Greece
+30 2831 075135
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Reviewed 1 week ago

If you are interested in the history of the Cretan resistance during both the Turkish and the German occupations this museum is a must. The Museum has many artefacts, uniforms and story boards telling the story of Cretes battle for independence for hundreds of years....More

1  Thank David T
Reviewed 15 July 2017

A small but perfectly formed museum. There are approx 5 rooms to have a look at, nearly all of the items have English descriptions so you know what you are looking at. If you have a husband, like mine, who is really into his military...More

1  Thank Rachel C
Reviewed 28 May 2017

This is kind of two museums for the price of one as it is situated in the Venetian villa with a lot of original features. It is now primarily the military museum and has many things to view and especially the exhibition of the battle...More

1  Thank Lorri855
Reviewed 18 January 2017

The Military Museum of Chromonastiri is a well maintained by the greek army site, with interesting moments of history, old guns and costumes and a nice view through the past until nowadays! We had a nice time seeing all the artifacts and wonder about the...More

Thank gianzo7
Reviewed 30 October 2016

There are two things to see in Military Museum in Chromanastiri Rethymnon. The first is the building itself, as it was built in 1610 and functioned as the summer residence (villa) of a Venetian noble family by the name Clodio. Clodio himself was a wealthy...More

Thank Alex B
Reviewed 26 October 2016

We travelled by bus through the gorges to this Museum. It covers an area c1700 to c1945. There are some static displays but the highlight for me was the story of the Battle of Crete where German airborne troops were used en masse for the...More

1  Thank Keith B
Reviewed 21 October 2016

Set in a beautiful restored villa, this is a small and interesting exhibition relating to WW2 and the Ottoman war. I felt it was a work in progress as at times it seemed a little sparse. However the young soldiers who oversee the place are...More

1  Thank mrbox
Reviewed 12 October 2016

We did this museum while on a Hop on/Hop off Bus tour. 1 hour is just right to take in all the Crete history and excellent collection of gun and military equipment. The building is beautiful and has a unique history in itself. The staff...More

1  Thank EdmondOkThebills
Reviewed 3 October 2016

This was a fantastic visit, with so much history and lots of information - I never knew most of what we saw and read in there so really educational (and a little emotional, be warned). Excellently maintained building and you can easily spend an hour...More

Thank Kathryn N
Reviewed 14 September 2016

This visit was part of the Yellow Train trip and came as such a surprise that the building was gorgeous and brilliantly changed from villa to excellent quality museum. The story of the Battle of Crete was told with insight and detail.

Thank Twojays_10
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