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Museums

Archaeological Museum of Chania

66 214The Archaeological Museum of chania was founden in 1963 and is located at the place of the Venetian Monastery of Agios Fragiskos in Halidon Street in Chania. The collection of the museum includes findings from excavations in several areas of the city that have been performed during the last 50 years, and its exhibits cover the cultural history of Chania from the neolithic period till the Roman Empire.

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Byzantine and Post-Byzantine Collection

67 217It is located in the internal part of north-westernside of the fortification walls that was renamed to Monastery of Saint Salvatore. The exhibition is focused on the historical and artistic identity of region of Chania during the Byzantine and Post-Byzantine period.

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Nautical Museum of Crete

68 222The Nautical Museum of Crete is located at the entrance of the historical fortress "Firka". It was founded in 1973 in order to promote the nautical traditions and history of the island. The Museum cooperates and interacts with other Nautical Museums in Greece and abroad.

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Museum of Typography

69 223The sole Museum of Typography in Greece is located in Chania, only 4 km from the city of Chania, in the Industry Park of Souda.

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The House of Eleftherios Venizelos

70 226cThe house that Eleftherios Venizelos was born - one of the most important politicians of Greece - is located in Mournies of Chania. The house of Venizelos today has been transformed into Museum, in which many personal objects of the ethnarch El. Benizelos and the Cretan history are exposed.

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Historical and Folklore Museum of Therisos

71 228This Museum was founded in 1985 and it located in the building that was used as headquarters of Eleftherios Venizelos. The museum hosts objects of that period, archives and photographic material, armament, as well as personal objects of Eleftherios Venizelos.

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Museum of National Resistance

72 230The Museum of National Resistance is located in the village Theriso and includes rich photographic material from the period of the National Resistance of 1941-1945. The Museum includes weapons and heirlooms of fighters as well as various objects and clippings of newspapers of that period.

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Historical Archive of Crete

73 231bThe Historical Archive of Crete constitutes one of the fisrt arcieving services of Greece. It was founded in Chania in 1920, after the decission of the General Governor of Crete; today is a public inter-prefecture service, a decentralized department of the General Archives of the State and is under the jurisdiction of the Ministry of Education.

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Municipal Art Gallery of Chania

74 77The Municipal Art Gallery of Chania constitutes a unique place of culture that hosts works of painting, engraving and sculpture of Greek creators and local artists, that are dated by the 18th century until today. Core of the collection of works that are exposed in the Municipal Art Gallery of Chania was the donation of Lykourgos Manoysakis during the end of decade 1950.

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School Life Museum

75 237The Museum of School Life is a center of culture that focuses on the educational and pedagogic practice of past, present and future. The museum is located in the area of Nerokourou in Chania and hosts all those elements that characterized the school life of past, such as documents, various objects, supervisory means of teaching etc.

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Museum of Eleftherios Venizelos

76 238The fatherly house of Eleftherios Venizelos in Halepa of Chania, which constituted his house for more than thirty years, from 1880 to 1910 and later for short periods from 1927 to 1935, today constitutes a Museum under the responsibility of “National Institution of Researches and Studies El. Venizelos”, in which it has been granted by the Greek state.

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Folklore Museum of Chania – Cretan House

77 240The Folklore Museum of Chania is located at the centre of the old city of Chania, in Halidon Street, next to the Catholic church. It includes folklore and traditional exhibits that allow the visitor to have a representative picture of the way of life of older residents of island during the 18th and 19th century.

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Museum of the Greek National Football Team

78 242The Museum of the Greek National team is unique in Greece and one of the few that exist worldwide at national team level. Inside this museum, the history of the Greek National footballteam comes to life again and the visitor can learn it through the hundreds of objects and shirts of the current National team, as well as of previous teams.

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