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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  • The new Archeological Museum is excellent and very well worth making a trip up the hill to see if you are interested. Particularly good are the reconstructions of dig sites to help interpret the... 
    The new Archeological Museum is excellent and very well worth making a trip up the hill to see if you are interested. Particularly good are the reconstructions of dig sites to help interpret the...  more »
  • The museum that was in a wonderful building in Chania Old Town has been moved to a modern construction a good mile out of town. So it is no longer available to the casual tourist and one of Chania's.....  more
    The museum that was in a wonderful building in Chania Old Town has been moved to a modern construction a good mile out of town. So it is no longer available to the casual tourist and one of Chania's.....  more »
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  • Quiet, nice. You're reprimanded for taking photos because apparently, like in the Amazon, the locals believe a photo steals their soul. Or reduces the likelihood to sell their expensive printed photo albums. Either way, they dislike lifting the rock under which they're hiding.
  • Unforgivable that the Chania Archaeological Museum has been closed for a year and a half in preparation for its opening at its new Halepa location. A perfect example of Greek bureaucratic incompetence and bungling. Couldn’t this move have been coordinated better??? And yet its sad little gift shop continues to limp along at its old location. It also remains to be seen whether any tourists will ever be able to find the Museum at its new location.

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