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Maritime Museum of Crete

Closes in 13 min: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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Coast Kountourioti, Akti Kountourioti, Chania Town, Crete 73110, Greece
+30 2821 091875
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All reviews ship models world war new zealanders german occupation sea battles modern history worth a visit upper floor interesting exhibits minoan boat sea shells interesting visit on display history buff western end interesting place two hours
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Reviewed 4 days ago

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

Thank angusM25
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I was pleasantly surprised by my visit to the museum I have a interest in history this was better than expected

Thank proberts63
Reviewed 1 week ago

Superbly located, an amazing series of fascinating maritime collections covering all the main periods of Cretan history. Very strong on WW 2. A brilliant experience that will appeal to all ages and interests.

Thank Anthony H
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

When you walk down the hill in Chania into the stunning Venetian harbour take a left. Ignore the coffee shop owners touting for business and walk to the end of the promenade. Pay the modest 3 euros to enter a porthole into history. The collection...More

Thank veteranwanderer
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Only three euros each to go in and its well worth the money, very interesting museum, you also get great views of the harbour from inside. Good way to spend some time learning about the history of Crete.

Thank chrisste2017
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This place is so well presented and takes you through the history of this wonderful town.All the exhibition rooms are great but the World war 2 rooms were especially evocative to us and makes you understand the terrible destruction the Germans caused .

Thank Eric L
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

There is enough to keep you well occupied for an hour or so. There is a lot to look at and read about. Very good exhibition on WW11 and it effect on Crete.

Thank Paul A
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

One of our group wanted to go here, I'm glad I did it too, as it was an excellent museum, with hundreds of models. All the information is also in English. The section on the battle of Crete and WW2, were very informative and moving....More

Thank hanaxx
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Like a lot of Maritime Museums it is not that big and does not take long to go through but it is interesting

Thank Karen H
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Stuffed with models and artefacts. Covers range of history from Byzantine to modern day. Brilliant model of Venetian Chania. Sections on WWII and battle for Crete are interesting.

Thank Callum G
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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