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Maritime Museum of Crete

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Coast Kountourioti, Akti Kountourioti, Chania Town, Crete 73110, Greece
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All reviews ship models world war new zealanders nazi occupation worth a visit upper floor interesting exhibits ancient times minoan boat sea shells on display history buff greek history couple of hours old port venetian harbour battle
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Reviewed 1 week ago

It tells the maritime history of the island and its shipbuilding, but also that of the Greek navy. Includes World War II, and postwar. It is an interesting trip that has, as only problem, the absence of air conditioning to temper the environment. Even in...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The maritime museum was most interesting and we learnt a lot about the WW2 Cretan involvement. Very sad tale.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Joanne W
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The most interesting part of the museum for me was the section upstairs regarding the WWII Battle of Crete and the various things on display in that section.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank BuntC
Reviewed 5 November 2018

Great day out with amazing displays and informative film and exhibits. The Battle of Crete room should be on every schools visit list.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank chrissycav
Reviewed 4 November 2018

Good little place to spend an hour looking at maritime history of Crete. Full size replica of 2000 yr old sailing ship is the highlight.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank JonBunston
Reviewed 30 October 2018

Well curated models and selection of subjects of how maritime history and development influenced Cretan & Greek History. Also a room devoted to Battle of Crete in 1941.A must see for all visitors from the Antipodes.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank ian_edlin
Reviewed 28 October 2018

If you are interested in boats and marine history this is for you. Small museum but very well laid out with plenty of information.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank SuefromCarlisle
Reviewed 22 October 2018

Check on the times for the musuem and give yourself time to look at and read the history of the area. It is rich in maritime and war history with lots of artifacts. Morning is the best time to go. Definitely worth a visit!

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank LMS579
Reviewed 20 October 2018 via mobile

This is definitely worth visiting. The history of Crete is inextricably linked to the sea so this is very relevant. Downstairs explains the history, from the time of the Byzantines, including the ship types, and it also has a room devoted to sea animals and...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank bpmurray
Reviewed 15 October 2018

At the sea wall of the ancient port of Chania sits the Maritime Museum of Crete. While the museum focuses on local history, including the Nazi occupation during the Second World War, there is a fascinating video of the history of Greece during the 20th...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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16 June 2016|
Response from Mark H | Reviewed this property |
Sorry I do not recall a elevator within the museum just narrow stairways. Can I suggest you contact the mueseum with regard to disability access
Sherri M
10 April 2015|
Response from Marta H |
mar-mus-crete.gr/index.php/en/ Fees: Normal ticket 3,00 euro Student-Reduced ticket 2,00 euro Common entrance to both exhibition places 4,00 euro Permanent Exhibition of Ancient and Traditional Shipbuilding (Shipyard... More