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Maritime Museum of Crete

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Coast Kountourioti, Akti Kountourioti, Chania Town, Crete 73110, Greece
+30 2821 091875
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All reviews ship models world war new zealanders german occupation worth a visit upper floor interesting exhibits ancient times minoan boat sea shells on display history buff greek history couple of hours old port venetian harbour battle
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Reviewed 21 January 2019

Good museum right on the harbor in Chania so easy to get to. Well positioned with lots of models and the story of the battle of Crete from WWII. A good 1 to 1 1/2 hours spent.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank TomDDP
Reviewed 7 January 2019

This museum is PACKED with maritime items!!! There was also a very interesting film about the World Wars.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Elaine H
Reviewed 29 November 2018

It tells the maritime history of the island and its shipbuilding, but also that of the Greek navy. Includes World War II, and postwar. It is an interesting trip that has, as only problem, the absence of air conditioning to temper the environment. Even in...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank escritaideiasd
Reviewed 22 November 2018

The maritime museum was most interesting and we learnt a lot about the WW2 Cretan involvement. Very sad tale.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Joanne W
Reviewed 16 November 2018

The most interesting part of the museum for me was the section upstairs regarding the WWII Battle of Crete and the various things on display in that section.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank BuntC
Reviewed 4 November 2018

Great day out with amazing displays and informative film and exhibits. The Battle of Crete room should be on every schools visit list.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank chrissycav
Reviewed 4 November 2018

Good little place to spend an hour looking at maritime history of Crete. Full size replica of 2000 yr old sailing ship is the highlight.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank JonBunston
Reviewed 29 October 2018

Well curated models and selection of subjects of how maritime history and development influenced Cretan & Greek History. Also a room devoted to Battle of Crete in 1941.A must see for all visitors from the Antipodes.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank ian_edlin
Reviewed 28 October 2018

If you are interested in boats and marine history this is for you. Small museum but very well laid out with plenty of information.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank SuefromCarlisle
Reviewed 22 October 2018

Check on the times for the musuem and give yourself time to look at and read the history of the area. It is rich in maritime and war history with lots of artifacts. Morning is the best time to go. Definitely worth a visit!

Date of experience: October 2018
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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
Sherri M
9 April 2015|
Response from martathoffmann |
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