Chania Archaeological Museum, Chania Town

Categories: History Museums, Museums
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4.2/5 based on 500+ reviews on the web
Chania Archaeological Museum 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. A visit to Chania Archaeological Museum represents just the start of the adventure when you use our Chania Town vacation builder to plot your vacation.
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  • Greek archeological finds must be kept in their area by law. So here you get to see the pieces which are found locally. A real treasure, with statues like the hair-pulling mourners which are absolutel...  read more »
  • Small archaeological museum in a wonderful setting with nice courtyard. Most of the collection is from local excavations. Touched by the burial of the puppy. One of the best exhibits of mosaics, coins...  read more »
  • well housed in a former convent (?) with beautiful rooms, a museum fragmentary but well prepared with a few beautiful pieces. Nice and away from the bustle of the street
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  • Beautiful small museum with wonderful pieces from prehistoric and classic times. The building itself is wonderful. Free for European students.
  • Great museum. They offer discounts for students and have solidly interesting (non-kitschy) souvenirs.
  • Small but interesting museum, due to Crete's rich history and sheer quantity of archaeological finds ranging back over 6000 years.
  • Not to small museum. Plenty to see if you are interested.
  • Very interesting place yo visit to learn about Crete sailing history.
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