Museums of Chania

Museums of Chania

Archaeological museum of Chania

The Archaeological Museum of Chania was founded in 1963 and is located at the place of the 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 Νeolithic era till the Roman Empire. The Archaeological Museum 66 216of Chania organizes temporal exhibitions, educational programs  and various cultural events during the whole year in order to project the cultural history of Chania in the best possible way, constituting an attraction for many visitors.


The house of Eleftherios Venizelos

One of the most important politicians of Greece, Eleftherios Venizelos was born in Mournies and his house was turned into a museum, where all his personal items are exposed


Museum of National Resistance

The Museum of National Resistance is located in the village Theriso and includes rich photographic material from the period of the National Resistance of 1941-1945. The Museum includes weapons and heirlooms of fighters as well as various objects and clippings of newspapers of that period.


72 229It is the sole museum of its kind in Crete and between its objectives is the recording, study, projection and maintenance of historical memory of Cretan National Resistance during the period 1941-1945. The Museum opened during the summertime of 2003.


Municipal Art Gallery of Chania

The Municipal Art Gallery of Chania constitutes a unique place of culture that hosts works of painting, engraving and sculpture of Greek creators and local artists, that are dated by the 18th century until today. Core of the collection of works that are exposed in the Municipal Art Gallery of Chania was the donation of Lykourgos Manoysakis during the end of decade 1950. The Municipal Art Gallery of Chania, center  of wider cultural creation, develops significant editorial activity while it organizes and hosts exhibitions, speeches, meetings, educational programs and other activities, during the whole year.


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