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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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Where to stay in Chania Town

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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  • Really interesting place. There are plenty of exhibits detailing the development of the navy in Crete and the WW2 exhibits are particularly good. If you like museums this is a must see in Chania.  more »
  • There are 2 seperate exhibits that are a must one on either side of the Harbour. Firstly, the main museum with 2 floors of interesting exhibits following the Cretan maritime history & a small but very...  more »
  • We had a look whilst in town. Nice historic building with very high ceiling. Not much to see really, but there are details about the history of boats and yachts plus other vessels. There is a nice bar...  more »
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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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