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Natural History Museum of Crete

Natural History Museum of Crete

The museum, which functions under the auspices of the University of Crete, was founded in 1980 with the aim of researching and managing the natural environment, as well as educating and increasing the awareness of Cretans and visitors.

Museum of Icons and Heirlooms

The Museum of Icons & Heirlooms

The Museum of the Holy Archbishopric of Crete is housed in the Church of Agia Aikaterini (Saint Catherine), which (other than its elegant 17th century entrance-way) dates back to the 15th century.

During Venetian rule it served as a monastery chapel, and was built as a dependency of the Monastery of St. Catherine at Sinai.

Chania War Museum

the War Museum of Chania

The War Museum of Chania is housed in the Italian Barracks, a work of the Italian architect Macuzo (1870), next to the Public Garden. It is a branch of the War Museum of Athens.

War Museum

Chania Folklore Museum

the Folklore Collection of Chania

The Folklore Museum of Chania was established on the initiative of Aspasia Bikaki and Irini Koumandraki. The Museum is housed in the fortress of Firka, near the the Maritime Museum.

Folklore Museum

Chania Municipal Art Gallery

The Municipal Art Gallery of Chania

The Municipality of Chania is now active within the field of Culture, especially in Fine Arts. Whatever was for decades only a vision for the people of Chania is now alive thanks to the opening of the Municipal Art Gallery.

Chania Byzantine Museum

the Byzantine Collection of Chania

A Venetian church, the church of San Salvatore of the monks Frangiskan (15th -17th century) houses the noteworthy Byzantine and post-Byzantine Collection of Chania.

Church of San Salvatore

Maritime Museum of Crete

The awarded Maritime Museum of Chania

The Maritime Museum of Crete was opened in 1973 and has received an award for its work by the Historical and Ethnological Society. It is housed at the entrance of the Venetian fortress of Firka, which stands guard over the opening to Chania Harbor.

Chania Archaeological Museum

The Archaeological Museum of Chania

One of the many beautiful medieval monuments of the city of Chania, the imposing church of the monastery of the monks of Frangiskan (16th century), houses the Archaeological Museum of Chania.

Domenikos Theotokopoulos Museum

El Greco Museum

This small museum in Fodele, which is dedicated to one of Greece’s greatest artists, El Greco, is housed in a renovated stone residence that is believed (probably erroneously) to have been El Greco's home before he left for Heraklion.

Archaeological Museum of Archanes

Archanes - The museum

The museum first opened in 1993, and it contains finds from the excavations and copies of finds (for security reasons). The excavation of the Minoan palace in the center of the village of Archanes, as well as the numerous settlements on the slopes and the summit of Mt. Juktas, have yielded some of the most impressive finds from Minoan Crete.

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