Archaeological Museum of Chania, Chania Town

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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  • Small. Nice collection. Limited signage. No photos. Worth a half hour to walk through. If this review is helpful then please indicate so below.  more »
  • Amazing building. Very good and rare collections. Must visit for the lovers of prehistoric Crete. Unfortunately, there is no museum guide at the shop. Finally, fantastic the collection Mitsotaki
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  • 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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