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Maritime Museum of Crete, Chania Town

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View the model of the bridge of a World War II torpedo boat and gain an appreciation for nautical history at Maritime Museum of Crete. Featuring models of ships, nautical instruments, paintings, historical photographs, and war relics, the museum classifies exhibits chronologically from the Bronze Age up to modern times. Be sure to check out the section dedicated to the German invasion of Crete and the model of the fortified town and port under Venetian Rule. Don't leave without visiting the well-stocked library, containing Greek and foreign exhibits with a nautical theme. For Maritime Museum of Crete and beyond, use our Chania Town trip itinerary builder to get the most from your Chania Town vacation.
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  • 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...  more »
  • as soon as I walked in I had to pay a ticket at € 120.46!!!! I saw some musty fish on the floor and a jellyfish stuffed one inside the bathroom. THE MANAGER DIDN'T SAY ANYTHING! Indeed kicked me out while I was puking
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  • An excellent way to pass a few hours on a rainy day in Chania. the exhibits are well documented and displayed. 
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  • Compact museum but well worth the visit. Beautiful exhibits and not too expensive either. Very interesting place.
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  • Very instructive. Comprehensive Division to the 2nd World War.
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