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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  • August 17, 2017
    At the entrance of the harbour of Chania lies the FIRKA fortress, which was constructed by the Venetians (1204-1669) to install the local garrison and later for use as a prison death row. Later the Turks (1669-1898) used for the same purpose and installed the administration of the Division. Since then remained the name "FIRKA" which in Turkish means MERARChIA. Here on 1 December 1913 raised the Greek flag marking the UNION of CRETE with Greece mother.
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  • August 16, 2017
    We at the Museum during the day tour in Chania. Best funny (3 euros per adult). The place itself is clean, and lots of models of ships, ships of all history up for minhan, simulating submarine room etc. Children (small, 5 and 7) really enjoyed, ask questions and went with Barak. Recommended.
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  • August 15, 2017
    very organized, divided into chronological and thematic sections Is another jewel. for the great city!
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  • August 18, 2013
    Compact museum but well worth the visit. Beautiful exhibits and not too expensive either. Very interesting place.
  • June 29, 2012
    Heaven on Earth!
  • October 13, 2016
    Very instructive. Comprehensive Division to the 2nd World War.
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  • June 24, 2015
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Many package tourists on Crete stay in comfortable hotels outside Chania Town, though this lively seaport offers accommodations ranging from inexpensive hostels to five-star resorts. If you too prefer to stay out of town, consider one of the surrounding area's well-appointed villas and apartments, which provide secure parking and access to private outdoor spaces. Stick to the city's harbor area for fine shopping and dining, or check out the old town's boutique hotels for good atmosphere, friendly service, and proximity to sandy beaches.
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