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Maritime Museum of Crete

Coast Kountourioti, Akti Kountourioti, Chania Town, Crete 73110, Greece
+30 2821 091875
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“world war” (21 reviews)
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Coast Kountourioti, Akti Kountourioti, Chania Town, Crete 73110, Greece
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+30 2821 091875
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"ship models"
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"world war"
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"new zealanders"
in 7 reviews
"german occupation"
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"upper floor"
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"interesting exhibits"
in 8 reviews
"sea battles"
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"modern history"
in 5 reviews
"worth a visit"
in 32 reviews
"minoan boat"
in 11 reviews
"sea shells"
in 8 reviews
"interesting visit"
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"history buff"
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"on display"
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"western end"
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"interesting place"
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Reviewed 4 days ago

This museum is in 2 halves. Dounstairs is the history of Cretan ships often told through video fims. It is very detailed and outlines important battles. Up-stairs is dedicated to the 2 World Wars, the ships and navy involvement and the invasion by the Germans....More

Thank BristolGrace
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Great maritime collection describing Greek and Cretan history at sea. Lots of things to look at and learn from - my kids especially enjoyed the morse code exhibits.

Thank Claire S
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The museum is good. It’s helps you to understand a little bit of the history of the island. The ticket costs 3€

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Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a no-nonsense museum -- be warned, there are two parts. At one end of the old port, near the Venetian ship sheds, is the collection of old ship models, curated to show the process of ship-building in Crete from earliest time -- the...More

Thank Bruce A
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Reviewed 1 week ago

A very well done, small museum that looks at Cretan maritime history. Their artifacts are very interesting and well arranged. The model ships are very cool, and you may get to see the back room where they make models for future exhibits. The museum has...More

Thank Sean S
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Reviewed 1 week ago

A nice and charming museum to visit when in Chania, interesting exhibits and well preserved! Try to go in a not very hot day...

Thank lenakronan72
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This museum came highly recommended to us so we decided to splurge the €3pp required for entry. It turned to be an outstanding decision. I knew my hard earned euros were worth it when we came across the first fan. A wonderful break from the...More

Thank Cecilia M
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Great place to while away a couple of hours. Lots of artifacts, superb models and information about Greek naval history. Excellent panoramic model of old Chania. I enjoyed the videos about the Balkan wars and WW2 and a great deal from watching them. Nice collection...More

Thank David R
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Lots of interesting little maritime artifacts all presented in a discombobulated, not terribly professional manner. But hey, it was a perfectly fun way to kill an hour and learn a little bit.

Thank A1041TKAlexS
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We spent two hours here and were fascinated the entire time. Wonderful model ships but a lot more. There was more history of the contribution of the Greek nation to the European wars than I had ever studied in school. Really well laid out and...More

Thank stubbspainter
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MariWolfe929
16 June 2016|
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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
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Sherri M
10 April 2015|
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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
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