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Chania Archaeological Museum

21 Chalidon Street, Chania Town, Crete, Greece
+30 2821 090334
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21 Chalidon Street, Chania Town, Crete, Greece
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+30 2821 090334
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"greek and roman"
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"magnifying glass"
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"coin collection"
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"interesting artifacts"
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"mosaic floors"
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"old church"
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"children's toys"
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"worth a visit"
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"nice collection"
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"entrance fee"
in 9 reviews
"beautiful building"
in 7 reviews
"take photos"
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"western crete"
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"coins"
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"pottery"
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Reviewed today

Set in an old church this museum is well laid out and informative. The exhibits range from coins, jewelery, drinking/cooking vessils,and statues to floor mosaics. It is also relativelycool.

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Reviewed 1 week ago

Some incredible jewellery, pottery, statues, weapons and tools - some of the details are quite incredible. Worth taking your time and not rushing. Quite a small venue, but well worth it in my opinion.

Thank Dan L
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Located in the venetian harbour this is a perfect cultural event during our visit in the town as something different during a sun and bath holiday.

Thank Sakis L
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Quite a nice collection of Cretan artifacts dating back to more than 4000 years ago, all presented well with lots of information and writeups. We learned quite a bit and were especially impressed with the coin and pottery collections

Thank A1041TKAlexS
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Small museum located in an old building which used to be a church, then mosque. Interesting collection of Minoan, Greek and Roman objects. Much smaller and more modest in quality than its counterpart in Heraklion, but worth a visit.

Thank Ben070740
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is a small, but still impressive collection for the archaeological remains found in Chania and in the region. The most important finds are those from Minoan sites in Chania, with texts, a superb seal impression and much nicely painted pottery. There is some ancient...More

Thank Ruediger G
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Very nice visit and museum. Collections are interesting but it is small. Do not expect to stay more than half an hour or an hour max if you read all explanations.

Thank Machaon13
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The Archaeological Museum of Chania is small. Most of the important discoveries go to Athens and Heraklion, so what's left here is primarily of local interest and maybe not in the most impressive state of conservation. *But* what this museum lacks in quantity, it certainly...More

Thank Alexandru L
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Interesting museum filled with lots of interesting old artifacts and statues. It's based in a large old building, however the museum is relatively small and doesn't take a huge amount of time to look around. Admittedly we didn't look and read every label, but other...More

Thank Doug B
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Quite nice but 4€ entry just doesnt worth it. We finished the visit in 15 min. Many vase and ceramics.

Thank Aneta V
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Debab_63
28 February 2018|
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Response from Andy B | Reviewed this property |
Hi, there! Opening hours are 08:00 AM—03:00 PM, Tuesday through Sunday, closed on Mondays. It is a quaint, lovely museum, with quite a few, very interesting exhibits and artifacts. Plan on being there for at least one... More
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austin_pocket
9 July 2016|
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Response from captmom | Reviewed this property |
Don't know if you have gone already. There were buses that picked us up and dropped us off right by the large market. Very cheap. I recommend walking through the city. You see more and at your own pace. We found several... More
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retireeVancouver
20 March 2015|
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Response from retireeVancouver | Reviewed this property |
We recently returned from a visit to Chania. It was very easy finding the attractions we wanted to see as they were along the harbor promenade. Street signs were easy to find and read and were useful in finding attractions... More
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