Archaeological Museum of Chania, Chania Town

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Archaeological Museum of Chania displays a large collection of Minoan and Roman artifacts from the city of Chania and the surrounding area. Several items from ancient cities, such as Kydonia, Idramia, Aptera, and Kissamos, are also on display in the museum. Exhibits of coins, jewelry, vases, sculpture, mosaics, and clay tablets help you get an idea of how these ancient civilizations lived. Opened in 1963, the museum is housed in the Venetian monastery of St. Francis, which has been a monument in the city since the 16th century. Make Archaeological Museum of Chania part of your personalized Chania Town itinerary using our Chania Town day trip planning website.
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  • We didn't spend a lot of time here because our visit was relatively short. It was interesting but not as interesting as other sights in Crete. 
    We didn't spend a lot of time here because our visit was relatively short. It was interesting but not as interesting as other sights in Crete.  more »
  • Located in an old church that was converted into a mosque is the local archaeological museum, which also has a modern annex on the side. The part in the church is very old fashioned, with rather poor....  more
    Located in an old church that was converted into a mosque is the local archaeological museum, which also has a modern annex on the side. The part in the church is very old fashioned, with rather poor....  more »
  • A really easy museum to visit due to its size but very compact with a lot of objects. The visit took us about an hour but it's well worth the stop. 
    A really easy museum to visit due to its size but very compact with a lot of objects. The visit took us about an hour but it's well worth the stop.  more »
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  • Great accessible museum. Lots of artifacts, labelled in Greek and English. Building has a high arched ceiling. Helpful staff. Wheelchair friendly.
  • Brings us closer to civilisation as it once was so we can compare ours to that of the past. Humans are humans. Needs and wants and dreams don't change much. Object of Art and crafts tell us much of the likeness we have as opposed to our differences as people of other times.
  • Many interesting things to see inside at a very reasonable price, but sadly, no consideration for the customers. On a very hot Greek summer day there is no air conditioning of any kind. Therefore, we were tortured during the whole exhibition. Additionally, all machinery (computer panels with info) was non-functional.
  • It was difficult to find the entrance. Many ceramics, coins and special exhibits (air conditioner) are memorable. stop by this one and take a moment to relax. not big. Good to see with kids
  • Fantastic array of exhibitsz spanning 4000 years of Cretan history, all the way back to neolithic pottery. Descriptions helpfully provided in English and Greek, but unfortunately no guidebook or in depth descriptions existed, meaning one can't get a proper knowledge of the museum's contents. Nobetheless, entertaining and interesting.

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