Archaeological Museum of Chania, Chania Town

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Archaeological Museum of Chania displays a large collection of Minoan and Roman artifacts from the city of Chania and the surrounding area. Several items from ancient cities, such as Kydonia, Idramia, Aptera, and Kissamos, are also on display in the museum. Exhibits of coins, jewelry, vases, sculpture, mosaics, and clay tablets help you get an idea of how these ancient civilizations lived. Opened in 1963, the museum is housed in the Venetian monastery of St. Francis, which has been a monument in the city since the 16th century. Make Archaeological Museum of Chania part of your personalized Chania Town itinerary using our Chania Town day trip planning website.
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  • Located in an old church that was converted into a mosque is the local archaeological museum, which also has a modern annex on the side. The part in the church is very old fashioned, with rather poor....  more »
  • A really easy museum to visit due to its size but very compact with a lot of objects. The visit took us about an hour but it's well worth the stop.  more »
  • Great accessible museum. Lots of artifacts, labelled in Greek and English. Building has a high arched ceiling. Helpful staff. Wheelchair friendly.
  • Brings us closer to civilisation as it once was so we can compare ours to that of the past. Humans are humans. Needs and wants and dreams don't change much. Object of Art and crafts tell us much of the likeness we have as opposed to our differences as people of other times.

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