Chania Archaeological Museum, Chania Town

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History Museum Museum
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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  • Interesting place, worth visiting for the Roman statues and the excellent mosaics. There is plenty here on the history of the locality and lots of pottery!!  more »
  • For such a small museum they do have some interesting artifacts. Everything is well sign posted in Greek and English which is very helpful.  more »
  • Lovely little museum with plenty of variety. You will see plenty of jugs, mosaics and statues from various periods, all laid out very well in a single large room. There's also a small but charming gar...  more »
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  • Astounding array of artefacts. Brilliant to visit after visiting some of the sites of ruins. But brilliant to visit regardless.
  • Interesting pieces but I don't like when i can't take photos and they watch you like closely that you don't take any.
  • Interesting for adults, less interesting for the kids. It's rather small so you definitely have time to learn some local history. Be sure to ask the guides.
  • Very small with not much to see. Maybe it's just not my thing
  • The museum was very good, the fort was a massive let down as there's nothing to see or infomation about it in English. It's just the shell you can't see any of the rooms and there's no props to help you understand what life was like when it was in operation