Archaeological Museum of Chania

The Archaeological Museum of Chania is housed since 1963 in the Venetian church of the Convent of St. Francis located on Halidon street (Ruga Magistra).

The exhibits give a historical overview of the cultural history of Chania from the Neolithic Age to the Roman period.

The museum is divided into two major sections:

– In the eastern section are presented findings of the Late Neolithic and Bronze Age (Minoan Period).

– In the western section are exhibited antiquities from the Iron Age (Historical Times).

The collections of the Archaeological Museum of Chania include prehistoric and Minoan findings from the city, the caves and various parts of the county. Other findings (coins, jewellery,  sculptures, inscriptions, columns, mosaics etc.) come from graves of the Geometric period, in historical times.

The Constantine and Marika Kyriakos Mitsotakis’ Collection was donated to the Archaeological Museum of Chania in 2000. It includes findings of Minoan pottery, stone carvings, seal engravings, jewellery and varia (various items from different locations).

The Archaeological Museum of Chania has workshops for ceramics, metal objects, coins, frescoes, mosaics and chemical laboratory, and for the convenience of guests there is a showroom – shop.

Address: 21 Halidon

Phone: 0030 28210 91875

Opening Hours: 8:30 to 15:00 except Mondays

Tickets: 1 € – 2 € -3 €

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