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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 1 week ago via mobile

A nice museum which is part of the old Venetian fort in Chania. The museum covers Crete's maritime history from the Minoans to the modern era. There is also a dedicated room that covers the Battle of Crete in 1941 and had many exhibits including...More

Thank smrgeog
Reviewed 1 week ago

The war museum is currently closed, but the maritime currently houses artifacts from the Battle for Crete. Good range of history, artifacts, painting and models.

Thank Jelmpsych
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

There is a good display of all Greek maritime boats and related equipment throughout the ages and also a separate exhibition of the Battle of Crete in WW2. Entry is only a few euros and there are some good photo opportunities.

Thank CoppoMullingar
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The Maritime Museum is a great place and the exhibits span almost four millennia of Cretan history covering ancient Cretan naval architecture; Greek traditional naval architecture; and, on the upper floor, the Battle of Crete which is very engrossing. GIve yourself about 2 hours for...More

1  Thank HallyHoHo
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

A great display upstairs especially for any Kiwi/Ozzie visiting Chania. Loved the display and video regarding the Anzacs contribution in Crete. From here went to the Souda War Cemetery to see our fallen soldiers.

Thank Ange M
Reviewed 15 April 2017

you have to know a lot of history already to be able to understand the things you see. ! was a little disappointed.

Thank MelissaFree
Reviewed 11 April 2017

The main building (opposite the lighthouse) and the second building (across the harbor) were a bit confusing to find on TripAdvisor. This large, red building has some cool cannons and anchors outside and connects to the large fortress wall protecting the harbor opposite the lighthouse....More

2  Thank museumkatie
Reviewed 8 April 2017

This is a slightly quirky museum as it rolls maritime history and a bit of ecology into one. The story of Crete's struggle for independence is well told and thankfully in English. The struggle for Independence has meant its defence with sea battles hence the...More

Thank wolfes2014
Reviewed 12 February 2017

If you're Australian/NZ and have an interest in WW2 hisstory there is a nice little section detailing the ANZAC involvement in the Battle of Souda bay. Worth a look generally if you want to get out of the sun for a bit.

Thank Pipsmith14
Reviewed 31 January 2017

An excellent way to pass a few hours on a rainy day in Chania. the exhibits are well documented and displayed.

Thank MGMLimassol
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We will be visiting with my father who is in a wheelchair. Does the museum have an elevator? Thank you.
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
Can't find opening times on the website. can anyone advise opening times for end aug/early sept please?
12 April 2016|
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Link to the website doesn't work. What is the admission cost?
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