Archaeological Museum of Chania
Museum Type History & Archaeology
Postal Code 731 31
The museum is housed in the katholikon of the Venetian monastery of St. Francis. During the period of the Turkish occupation it was the Muslim mosque of Yussuf Pasha, while in modern times it was used as a cinema or a storehouse for military equipment. Since 1963 it has been functioning as the Archaeological Museum of the city. Apart from the permanent exhibition, the museum houses temporary exhibitions in the frame of certain local events (such as the exhibition of musical instruments or on the birth of writing), as well as music concerts.
The collections include:
- Minoan finds from the city of Chania
Special ticketing package for the Archaeological and the Byzantine Museum of Chania: € 3 (reduced: € 2).
Winter Opening Hours
Opening Hours for Archaeological Sites, Museums and Monuments
Clay sealing from Kasteli, near Chania, with a representation of a Minoan city and its patron deity. Dated to the second half of the 15th century B.C.
Clay tablet inscribed with signs of the Linear A script from Kasteli near Chania, dated to 1450 B.C.
Small clay tablets with texts in Linear B script, from Kasteli near Chania. Dated to 1300 B.C.
Clay pyxis with a representation of a kithara player. It comes from a chamber tomb in the area of Koiliaris in Kalyves-Aptera and dates to 1300-1200 B.C.
Ancient Cycladic style Vessel, Episkopi, Kissamos