Maritime Museum of Crete, Chania Town

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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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  • Two floors of exhibits, top floor on WW2. Well worth a visit, and suggest you spend 0.5hrs. 3 Euro per visitor. Good range of model boats. Parking in Chania is a pain. Good place to park is east end.....  more
    Two floors of exhibits, top floor on WW2. Well worth a visit, and suggest you spend 0.5hrs. 3 Euro per visitor. Good range of model boats. Parking in Chania is a pain. Good place to park is east end.....  more »
  • Visited in April, very informative especially regarding Crete's world war 2 history. Also a great deal of information about ships etc. Plus really lovely views across the harbour from every window. A....  more
    Visited in April, very informative especially regarding Crete's world war 2 history. Also a great deal of information about ships etc. Plus really lovely views across the harbour from every window. A....  more »
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  • Great museum with tons of info from lots of periods in history. Little hard to navigate but well worth the visit
  • Excellent museum with models of a variety of time periods. Extensive information on the battle of Crete during ww2 as well as sailing developments during the Hellenistic and Byzantine periods.

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