View the model of the bridge of a World War II torpedo boat and gain an appreciation for nautical history at Maritime Museum of Crete. Featuring models of ships, nautical instruments, paintings, historical photographs, and war relics, the museum classifies exhibits chronologically from the Bronze Age up to modern times. Be sure to check out the section dedicated to the German invasion of Crete and the model of the fortified town and port under Venetian Rule. Don't leave without visiting the well-stocked library, containing Greek and foreign exhibits with a nautical theme. Work out when and for how long to visit Maritime Museum of Crete and other Chania Town attractions using our handy Chania Town itinerary planner.
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Maritime Museum of Crete reviews
Pleasant surprise. Definitely recommend for those interested in WWII & maritime history. In the small WWII area, i.e., “Battle of Crete” section, some items have Greek & English captions, and the...
Pleasant surprise. Definitely recommend for those interested in WWII & maritime history. In the small WWII area, i.e., “Battle of Crete” section, some items have Greek & English captions, and the... more »
The Maritime Museum is important because Greece is a country whose history has always been tied to the sea. When we entered, we were met by a life-sized statue of Poseidon, the god of the sea. There.... more
The Maritime Museum is important because Greece is a country whose history has always been tied to the sea. When we entered, we were met by a life-sized statue of Poseidon, the god of the sea. There.... more »
A nice museum with two floors of exhibits and clear care put into several parts. Most displays are helpfully provided in both English and Greek. The exhibit design could use some improvement in cohesion and telling an overall narrative, but it was nonetheless a good use of two hours for €3.
Very cheap and it offers a lot. Perfect place to find out more about the history of Crete in general, and more specifically about Chania. I really enjoyed it and it shouldn't be missed while in town!
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