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crete, chania | May 4, 2023

The magnificent Archaeological Museum Of Chania

If you love Greece for its history and are visiting Chania, then you cannot miss the new Archaeological Museum of Chania.

Take a walk back in time and see how the Ancients lived and their amazing pieces of art and sculptures that have shaped western civilization today.

Located in the area of Halepa, Chania’s new archaeological museum covers a magnificent area of 6,000sqm and replaces the previous archaeological museum that operated in Chania.

The museum has a rich collection of artefacts enriched with hundreds of new exhibits including Greek Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis parents’ private collection of antiquities. These antiquities were donated to the Greek state 22 years ago are exhibited in its entirety for the first time.

The museum includes restoration labs, a large room for educational activities and a 120-capacity amphitheater, also accessible to visitors with reduced mobility. Two touch tables have been added in the atrium for the visually impaired.

The impressive building of the museum feature Cobble stone and large concrete tiles in the entrance to the building while there is an emphasis on freshness and clarity within the premises with crisp, white interiors softened by parquet floors.

For more information and admission prices please see their official site:

Click here to watch the video of the Museum.