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History Museum

Maritime Museum of Crete

17 locals recommend
Location
Chania, 731 00
Phone+30 2821 091875
Hours of Operation statusOpen · Closes 5:00 PM

Tips from locals

Matthew
Matthew
September 15, 2019
The Maritime Museum of Crete is housed at the Venetian Firka fortress, placed at the entrance of the old harbor in Chania. This location has historical importance because on December, 1st, 1913, the Greek flag was raised there and signaled the unification of Crete with the Greek state. The initial…
Angeliki
Angeliki
May 25, 2019
Visit the wonderful Naval Museum (Maritime Museum) - it delivers a superb introduction to the History of Crete and is by no means only for maritime mavens, you will learn more here in half an hour than most could teach you, about the events that filled Crete's moving past. Excellent, well done…
Holiways
Holiways
April 16, 2019
This museum traces Crete's centuries-old relationship with the sea, from the Minoans, through the Byzantine, Venetian, and Turkish periods, to arrive at the German invasion of the island during WWII. Spread over two floors, the collection includes video presentations, amazing models of ships,…
Eva
Eva
February 25, 2019
Built on the edge of the Old Venetian Harbor, at the entrance of the historic Firkas Fortress, the Maritime Museum invites visitors to a wonderful trip in time. All the long naval history of the area, gathered on land: Ship models, paintings, photographs, nautical instruments, maps, torpedoes and…
George
George
January 19, 2019
"Nautical Museum of Crete"