Museums of Crete - Chania

In the Prefecture of Chania, one has the opportunity to visit archaeological, historical, folklore, ecclesiasticaland other museums, hosting local finds and historical relics.


The Archaeological Museum of Chania is located in the centre of the Old Town, on Halidon Street, and hosts the archaeological collection of Chania. The archaeological collection has been temporarily housed, since 1963, in the Venetian church of Saint Francis, which used to be part of a former monastery of the Franciscan Order and is considered nowadays an important monument of the city. 

  • region 25 Halidon Street, 73131, Chania, Chania
  • type Museum
  • museum type Archaeological

The Maritime Museum is located at the entrance to the historical fortress of Firkas. It was founded in 1973 and has been awarded by the Historical and Ethnological Society of Greece.

  • region Koyntoyriotoy Coast, 73136, Chania, Chania
  • type Museum, Exhibition
  • museum type Maritime

A private museum created on the initiative of Aspasia Bikaki and Irini Koumandaraki. It is housed in a hall of the Public Library, the entrance to which is located in the yard of the Catholic Church of Chania.

  • region 46 Halidon Street, 73100, Chania, Chania
  • type Museum
  • museum type Folk

The Agia Triada Monastery (= Holy Trinity), also known as theTzagarolon Monastery, is one of the most impressive monastic centres of Crete. It is exceptional on account of its façade with the Doric style columns, and the Renaissance architectural components. 

  • region Tzagarolon Monastery, 73100, Akrotiri, Chania, Chania
  • type Museum
  • museum type Ecclesiastical

The museum has been open to the public since 1996, on the second floor of the regional office of the General Chemical State Laboratory. It is a representation of the first public chemical laboratory of Greece, which was founded in 1900 on the initiative of Ioannis Vamvakas. 

  • region 34 E. Venizelos Street, 73100, Chania, Chania
  • type Museum
  • museum type Sciences

The Museum was founded in 1985 and is housed in a building which used to be the headquarters of Eleftherios Venizelos during the political movement of the Cretans that took place in 1908, targeting the Union of Crete with Greece.

  • region Therissos, Chania, Chania
  • type Museum
  • museum type Folk, Historical
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