Located at the entrance to the Firka Fortress, in the west part of the Old Venetian Port in Chania is the well known Maritime Museum of Crete. Established in 1973, this naval museum is a must-visit for tourists looking to learn about Crete’s fascinating...more
Located at the entrance to the Firka Fortress, in the west part of the Old Venetian Port in Chania is the well known Maritime Museum of Crete. Established in 1973, this naval museum is a must-visit for tourists looking to learn about Crete’s fascinating history. The two-storey building is divided into 13 sections and features a wide collection of marine instruments, historical photographs, war relics, heirlooms, old maps, seashells and so on, from the Bronze Age to the present. Also found here are models of a variety of ships, models on shipbuilding, models of Venetian forts, the Venetian city of Chania, exhibits on the Greek War of Independence and more.
Daily 9:00 to 17:00 Operating hours tend to vary depending on the season
Around 2 hours or more
Adults, senior visitors, young adults, families, children
The different ship models
Muslims visiting the Maritime Museum of Crete will not be able to find prayer facilities at the attraction. They can however make use of the facilities offered at one of the few mosques in the city. Two well known mosques in Chania include the Masjed Qibaa and Masjid Al Rahma.
It is unknown if the Maritime Museum of Crete houses a café. Visitors to the museum will however be able to locate several restaurants and cafés at the Old Venetian Harbor, which is just a short walk from the museum. While these dining establishments will not be Halal certified, Muslim tourists will definitely find suitable vegetarian and seafood items on the menu.