Firkas Fortress And Maritime Museum Of CreteCurrently Open [Closes at 02:00 pm]
The building was used as a barracks to house the Turkish army,to protect Chania from raiders from the sea. This was also the place where Crete’s union with Greece was celebrated. Check out the fantastic panoramic view of the harbour… and then come down to the museum.
The Maritime Museum of Crete is a red building that covers history right from antiquity to the Battle of Crete. Highlights are as follows:
- Models of Venetian Forts and Chania
- Sea shells of Greece
- Amphorae from ancient shipwrecks
- Ship models from the Bronze Age to Roman times
- Shipping in Byzantine and Ottoman times
- Exhibits from the Greek War of Independence of 1821
- Exhibits from World War II
- Reproductions of the Greek merchant fleet, cruisers, submarines
- The bridge of a World War II torpedo boat.
- The battle of Crete
- Adults 2.50 €, Students 1.50 €.
- Children up to 6 years- free.
- Eateries along the harbour
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76.61% of people who visit Chania include Firkas Fortress And Maritime Museum Of Crete in their plan
09 AM - 10 AM
63.85% of people start their Firkas Fortress And Maritime Museum Of Crete visit around 09 AM - 10 AM
People usually take around 1 Hr to see Firkas Fortress And Maritime Museum Of Crete
57.89% of people prefer walking in order to reach Firkas Fortress And Maritime Museum Of Crete
Important castle right opposite of the lighthouse unknown to many well-known for the basements where the otomans use to torture the local rebels during the years of the war for independence. First place that the Greek flag erased when Crete got it's freedom.
Really nice place. And beautiful view to the lighthouse. :)
Should visit this place amazing views
Great views of the harbour and lighthouse.
Main tourist attraction for Chania tourists