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Chromonastiri Military Museum

Eparchiaki Odos Perivolias-Chromanastiriou, Chromonastiri, Crete 741 00, Greece
+30 2831 075135
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military museum

This is a small but very good museum staff by Greek military personnel who are willing to talk... read more

Reviewed 2 June 2016
Terry T
Excellent Military museum in restored Venetian Villa

The Rethymon Military Museum is located in a beautiful hillside position above the town & has been... read more

Reviewed 25 May 2016
Perth, Australia
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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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  • Very good28%
  • Average10%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
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Eparchiaki Odos Perivolias-Chromanastiriou, Chromonastiri, Crete 741 00, Greece
+30 2831 075135
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Reviewed 2 June 2016

This is a small but very good museum staff by Greek military personnel who are willing to talk about the history of Greece and Crete.

Thank Terry T
Reviewed 25 May 2016 via mobile

The Rethymon Military Museum is located in a beautiful hillside position above the town & has been setup in a meticulously renovated Venetian Villa that has its origin dated back to 1850BC. Organised Tours are offered by double decker open top bus from Rethymon with...More

1  Thank Rosco49
Reviewed 23 May 2016 via mobile

One of the attractions in Rethymno is the excellent open top bus tours and I would suggest getting off at this small but interesting museum. The soldier guide was helpful and interesting. The building is an old Venetian country residence which has been sympathetically converted....More

Thank JBroon
Reviewed 19 May 2016

We spent a few hours being guided around by a very nice lieutenant from the Greek army that was also a military historian. The museum is situated in a former Venetian country house owned by a nobleman called Claudio and was refurbished and transformed into...More

1  Thank Doru1980
Reviewed 14 May 2016 via mobile

This kind of place isn't my cup of tea in honestly. However I played the dutiful wife and went because my husband is interested in this stuff. I spent my time trailing round after him whilst he was enthralled with all the memorabilia. There's plenty...More

1  Thank johay78
Reviewed 8 May 2016

What a find. Well worth the trip and some walking in the gorges near by. The village is worth a stroll around before having a drink and walking or driving back .

Thank LucyE123_13
Reviewed 6 May 2016

The Museum was well laid out on two floors and we had a very good guide to tell us all about the history of the building. Displays were excellent as well as artefacts.

1  Thank 306hEATHERh10
Reviewed 28 April 2016

Not a conventional tourist destination, but it was well worth the visit as it gives you an idea of the history of Crete and Greece in general. Set in a fantastically restored Venetian villa, you get an insight into the history surrounding the formation of...More

3  Thank Barry H
Reviewed 2 November 2015

We.visited in Oct 2015, but it was closed at 2pm so returned the following day. If you are making your own way rather than an organised tour phone before hand as opening times are being reviewed soon. Be prepared to be met with guys in...More

1  Thank SusanGwynnethE
Reviewed 26 October 2015

Well worth a visit to this well presented museum. Guides are available to provide additional information.

1  Thank Carol S
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