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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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  • Interesting museum with several different rooms covering a wide period of history. Great building too. 
  • The Maritim Museum is situated in the harbour of Chania in a restorated construction of the venetian wall fortifications, the Firkas; nice reconstruction of ships and her navigation history; very inte...  more »
  • It has a history spanning millenia. For us the WW2 display covering Australian and New Zealand involvement and the support given to them by Cretans after it fell to the Nazis was of particular interes...  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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