Chania Archaeological MuseumCurrently Open [Closes at 03:00 pm]
- Address: 30 Halidon, Chania, Greece
- Timings: 09:00 am - 03:00 pm Details
- Phone: +30-2821090334
- Ticket Price: 2 EUR
- Time Required: 01:00 Hrs
- Tags: Art And Culture, Museum, Educational Site, Family And Kids, Architecture , Archaeological Site , Natural History Museum
Chania Archaeological Museum - Review
This Venetian Church of St. Francis, which was reportedly once the largest church in Chania, was once also taken over by the Turkish and converted into a mosque. The Archaeological Museum was established here in 1963. Its exhibits, arranged in chronological order, mostly cover:
- Pottery, carved stone objects, sealstones, sculpture, metalwork, gold jewellery and coins
- Roman mosaics
- Neolithic clay items
- Minoan objects
- Collection of Konstantinos and Marika Mitsotakis
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78.53% of people who visit Chania include Chania Archaeological Museum in their plan
11 AM - 12 PM
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People usually take around 1 Hr to see Chania Archaeological Museum
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Chania Archaeological Museum, Chania Reviews
Nice little museum! Definitely a place to go if you're interested in local history! A bit tight of them to charge you to get in, especially for the small size of the place, but it's not too expensive, oh and the staff who let you in are miserable as an old toilet.
Artifacts are contained in glass cabinets with good descriptions, dates, and locations where they were found. Spent several hour wondering around. The museum building itself is beautiful if a little hot during midday but a small price to pay. And €4 entry fee was well worth it. Helpful and friendly staff.
The building itself is a historical site. It was difficult to find the entrance. Many ceramics, coins and special exhibits (air conditioner) are memorable. If you are tired of a lot of shops, stop by this one and take a moment to relax. not big. Good to see with kids
Loved how they tied the gallery together with the poetic and philosophical thoughts on death, memory, and finding meaning in our transient lives. Amazing that some artifacts were found right here in Chania!
Great to see old artifacts from B.C. era but just so your aware.... don't touch anything lol. My wife got told once or twice. There's a guided tour if you'd like or just wonder around like we did. Also it says no pictures so that why I don't have any but, people were snapping away... I was confused. Small but fun place.