Museums of West Crete

The archaeological museum of Chania

Archaeological Museum Chania

Housed in the former Venetian church of San Francesco, this small museum is well-worth visiting. It houses objects from the Neolithic and Minoan to late Roman periods found in the prefecture of Chania.
Halidon St. Chania
Opening times: Tuesday - Friday 8-19h Saturday-Sunday 8.30-15h Monday closed

Nautical Museum Chania

Everything nautical and a beautiful seashells collection as a bonus. The museum is located at the north-east end of the Venetian harbour.
Opening times: Monday - Saturday 10-16h Sunday closed

Historical Museum and Archive Chania

This small museum covers the more recent history of Crete.
Sfakianakis St. 20
Opening times: Monday - Saturday 10 - 16h

Byzantine and Post-Byzantine Collection

A small museum showing mosaics, funerary inscriptions, wall-paintings, icons, architectural sculptures, ceramics and items of minor arts, and coins.
Theotokopoulou Str. 82 Chania
Monday: Closed Tuesday-Sunday: 08.30-15.00

Archaeological Museum Rethymnon

Located in a Turkish building, this museum shows objects from the Neolithic to Roman period found in the prefecture of Rethymnon. Many Minoan objects were found on hilltops sacred sites, in caves and necropolis.
Opposite the entrance of the fortezza. Opening times: Tuesday - Sunday 8.30 - 15h Monday closed

Archaeological Museum of Kissamos

A new museum located in a Venetian-Turkish building on the main square of Kissamos.. The museum shows objects unearthed during archaeological digs in the area, including statues, jewellery, coins and a large mosaic floor from a Roman villa. There are exhibits from Falasarna and Polyrrinia and most of the collection spans the Hellenistic-Roman eras.

General Tzanaki Sq.,73400, Kissamos. Open Tuesday - Sunday: 08:30-15:00 Mon: closed

Minoan frescoe from the palace of Knossos, Heraklion Archeaological Museum

Archaeological Museum Heraklion

This museum is not in western Crete but if you come to Crete, it is almost a sin not to go to Heraklion to visit it. It houses the most important collection of Minoan objects and frescoes in the world and has been fully renovated. The museum gets very crowded during the tourist season but is still a must.
Plateia Eleftherias . Opening times in summer: Daily from 8.00 to 20.00

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