Archaeological Museum of Chania

The Archaeological Museum of Chania was founded in 1963 and is located in the former 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 to the Roman Empire.

On the east section of the building are placed exhibits of the Prehistoric period, while the western section includes exhibits from the Geometric period (about 900 to 700 B.C.) until the Roman Empire. All of the exhibits are placed according to the subject or to the location where they were found.

The Archaeological Museum is a working museum, and from its windows you may see people working in the small yard, sorting and registrating the excavated material from the different areas of Chania. The museum organizes temporal exhibitions, educational programs and various cultural events throughout the year in order to project the cultural history of Chania in the best possible way, constituting an attraction for many visitors.

Address: 21, Halidon Street, Old City of Chania

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