The Maritime Museum of Crete

The Nautical Museum of Crete

The naval museum of Chania was created in 1973 and is housed next to the Firkas fortress at the western end of the Venetian harbour.

The museum collection includes models of ships, nautical instruments, paintings, historical photographs and war relics. The material is classified chronologically, starting from the Bronze Age up to our times.
The exhibits include models of ancient ships and an impressive model of the fortified town and port under Venetian rule. A section of the museum is dedicated to the German invasion of Crete.

A more recent section of the museum is located at the eastern end of the harbour (at the Moro Docks) and houses the replica of a Minoan ship.

The museum also has a very informative web site

Opening times are officially daily from 9:00 to 17:00 but if you want to be sure it is best to phone the museum at 28210 91875

 The museum is closed on Public holidays


  • Chania Maritime Museum
  • Chania Maritime Museum
  • Chania Maritime Museum
  • Ship model
  • World War  II exhibits
  • Model of a Minoan ship
  • Model of an ancient ship
  • Model of an ancient ship
  • Model of an ancient ship


Location map of the Maritime Museum



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