One of the top attractions in the city of Chania is its Archaeological Museum. Located on Halidon Street in Chania’s Old Town, the Archaeological Museum is housed in a former Venetian Monastery. Following the Turkish invasion of Chania the monastery was converted into the Yusuf Pasha Mosque, after which it was used for other purposes. Today, the Archaeological Museum of Chania features a variety of fascinating exhibits divided into two sections; the late Neolithic era and the Minoan era, and the Iron Age. Visitors will come across collections of jewelry, mosaics, vases, metalwork, pottery, sculptures, inscribed tablets and so much more. While the museum is well known amongst archaeologists, it is also worth visiting for those not in the archaeology field as it offers them a glimpse into Cretan history.
Tuesday to Sunday: 08.30-15.00 Closed on Mondays
Around 2 hours or more
Adults, senior visitors, young adults, families, children
The pottery and sculptures
Muslims visiting the Archaeological Museum of Chania will not be able to find a prayer room within the museum’s premises. They will however be able to use the facilities offered at one of the two mosques in the city of Chania, namely the Masjed Qibaa and Masjid Al Rahma. Masjid Al Rahma is even known to have a prayer area for women.
While finding a food outlet at the Archaeological Museum of Chania wil not be possible, visitors looking to get a bite to eat could do so at one of the many restaurants and cafés located in the Old Town. Muslim tourists will most likely not be able to find any Halal certified restaurants in Chania, which means that they will have to dine on suitable vegetarian and seafood dishes at local restaurants.