Maritime Museum of Crete, Chania Town

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. Work out when and for how long to visit Maritime Museum of Crete and other Chania Town attractions using our handy Chania Town itinerary planner.
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  • An excellent little museum with displays showcasing the maritime history of Crete. Some very interesting WWII showcases. Spend a little time in the courtyard outside.  more »
  • Previous positive reviews give a good overview of the museum so I will just add this - I have little interest in these types of museums and spent two hours there. My husband was there for 3 and...  more »
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  • A nice museum with two floors of exhibits and clear care put into several parts. Most displays are helpfully provided in both English and Greek. The exhibit design could use some improvement in cohesion and telling an overall narrative, but it was nonetheless a good use of two hours for €3.
  • Very cheap and it offers a lot. Perfect place to find out more about the history of Crete in general, and more specifically about Chania. I really enjoyed it and it shouldn't be missed while in town!

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