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82 Theotokopoulou, Chania Town, Crete 731 31, Greece
+30 2821 096046
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A very small collection of artworks from the Byzantine era Well presented and atmospheric as it is in an old chapel Worth visiting if you have the Multi museum ticket that covers this and several other local museums

Thank Albia-Newton
Reviewed 1 August 2018

I visited this place earlier during my Chania visits and again had a lovely walk nearby! Beautiful icons are presented in this Museum!

Thank TuuliKL
Reviewed 12 November 2017 via mobile

Next to the Firka fortress, keep walking around for 3oo m approximately to the Byzantine museum. It a small museum well presented filled with art of another era. You can see art spanning for 1000 years. This is a different point of view of Hellenic...More

Thank 66Nicolas
Reviewed 4 October 2017

Chania has som good museums , perfect for the person who 'doesn't do museums' - small and compact - or for the person who is genuinely interested in Minoan or Byzantine culture. The Byzantine museum just up from the far end of the harbour is...More

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Reviewed 11 May 2017

Small but perfectly formed. Items from tiny coin to wall paintings and large icons. Well laid out and good explanatory panels

Thank _iandfrandall
Reviewed 7 February 2017

This is a very small collection of art and mosaics. It is worth a short visit when in Chania. It is slightly challenging to find as it is in a small building behind the fortress so watch carefully for the signs.

Thank CherriTerri
Reviewed 23 October 2016

A small collection that has some wonderful pieces that give you a sense of Byzantine history on the island of Crete.

Thank Michael C
Reviewed 9 October 2016

Undoubtedly the smallest museum I've ever visited (a single room) but at two euro it was worthwhile. The floor mosaic and remnants of frescoes were vivid and the icon paintings of St George revealed an interesting stylistic development between the Byzantine and Post-Byzantine eras. The...More

1  Thank Belgo96
Reviewed 23 September 2016

A different world view of golden haloed saints and Angels painted iridescent colours. A pleasure to gaze on and wonder at.

Thank maryDyffrynArdudwy
Reviewed 18 August 2016

Chania's Byzantine Collection is housed in the former Venetian church of San Salvatore. It is a small but exquisite collection of icons of very high quality. What fascinated us was to see the influence the Venetian occupation and its art had on Cretan icon painting....More

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