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  • 1. Firka

    Museum/Gallery

    Just across the narrow channel from the lighthouse, where a chain was connected in times of peril to close the harbor, is the old Turkish prison...Read More

  • 2. Heraklion Archaeological Museum

    Museum/Gallery

    Standing in a class of its own, this museum guards practically all of the Minoan treasures uncovered in the legendary excavations of the Palace...Read More

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  • 3. Historical Museum of Crete

    Museum/Gallery

    An imposing mansion houses a varied collection of Early Christian and Byzantine sculptures, Venetian and Ottoman stonework, artifacts of war...Read More

  • 4. Archaeological Museum

    Museum/Gallery

    Here's even more evidence of just how long Crete has cradled civilizations: a collection of bone tools from a Neolithic site at Gerani (west...Read More

  • 5. Archaeological Museum

    Museum/Gallery

    The former Venetian church of St. Francis, surrounding a lovely garden in the shadow of the Venetian walls, displays artifacts from all over...Read More

  • 6. Byzantine and Post-Byzantine Collection of Chania

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    You'll get some insight into the Venetian occupation and the Christian centuries that preceded it at this small museum housed in the charming...Read More

  • 7. Cretan House

    Museum/Gallery

    Chania's colorful folklife museum is bursting at the seams with farm equipment, tools, household items, wedding garb, and a wealth of other...Read More

  • 8. Cretan Traditional Folklore Museum

    Museum/Gallery

    An old village house in Ayios Georgios stands as it was when generations of farmers lived here. The living quarters and stables, along with...Read More

  • 9. Folk Museum

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    This interesting little museum showcases exquisite weavings and embroidered pieces, along with walking sticks, tools, and other artifacts from...Read More

  • 10. Historical and Folk Art Museum

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    A restored Venetian palazzo almost in the shadow of the Neratze minaret houses a delightful collection of rustic furnishings, tools, weavings...Read More

  • 11. Museum of Ancient Eleutherna

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    In the foothills of Mt. Ida, Eleutherna was founded in the 9th century BC. It was one of the most important ancient cities, even minting its...Read More

  • 12. Museum of Cretan Ethnology

    Museum/Gallery

    A rich collection of Cretan folk items showcases exquisite weavings and pottery, basketry, farm implements, household furnishings, and clothing...Read More

  • 13. Natural History Museum of Crete

    Museum/Gallery

    Housed in a former electricity plant, this provides a nice trip out for the whole family. Focusing on the wildlife of Crete and the wider...Read More

  • 14. Archaeological Museum

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    The Archaeological Museum at Ayios Nikolaos is the island's second-best showcase for Minoan artifacts (after Heraklion's own archaeological...Read More

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