Archaeological Museum of Chania
Is a museum located in the former Venetian Monastery of Saint Francis at 25 Chalidon Street, Chania, Crete, Greece.It was established in 1962.The exact date that the building was constructed is unknown although it was mentioned in writing as standing during the great earthquake of 1595 and being the largest in the city.It served as a Venetian church inhabited by Franciscan monks, and became an important monument of the city.he museum contains a wide range of coins, jewellery, vases, sculpture, clay tablets with inscriptions, stelae and mosaics.The collection includes a clay sealing from Kasteli, with a representation of a Minoan city and its patron deity dated to the second half of the 15th century BC.There is a clay pyxis with a representation of a kithara player excavated from a chamber tomb in the area of Koiliaris in Kalyves-Aptera dated to 1300–1200 BC.There is also a clay tablet inscribed with Linear A script from Kasteli, dated to 1450 BC and small clay tablets with texts in Linear B script dated to 1300.
Etz Hayyim Synagogue
Etz Hayyim was a desecrated house of prayer that remained the sole Jewish monument on the Island of Crete after the destruction of Crete's Jewish community in 1944.Essentially it stood as a monument to the success of the Nazis in obliterating 2300 years of Jewish life on the Island of Crete.Between 1996 and the year of its re-dedication in 1999, the structure was painstakingly restored.The philosophy that directed this work is summed up in the Hebrew Am Israel Hayy:'The people of Israel Live'.Today it stands as a vibrant statement of Jewish life, vitality and values, whereas until recently it was still mentioned on the World Monument Fund's list of most endangered sites.
In Kounoupidiana is the absolute must in Chania eating.Traditional cuisine with exquisite tastes at reasonable prices in a very cared environment and cooking only with extra virgin olive oil.From Kounoupidiana center take the road on the right go towards Stavros, 100 meters on your right side.
Is a museum in Chania, Crete , Greece, annex of the War Museum of Athens.It was founded on July 1995.The museum exhibits photographs, war artifacts and other items from the national wars and revolutions of the Greek History.It is housed in a building, built in 1870 and designed by the Italian architect Makouzo, which in the past has been used as barracks by the Italian Army during World War II.
Nautical Museum of Crete
Is a museum in Chania, Crete , Greece.Its collection includes models of ships, nautical instruments, painting, historical photographs and war relics.The material is classified chronologically, starting from the Bronze Age up to our times.The exhibits of the first floor include models of ancient ships, a model of the fortified town and port under Venetian rule, a model that shows shipbuilding and repair buildings, with a rowing ship inside.The second floor exhibits include models of modern Hellenic Navy ships, destroyers, a missile boat, a landing ship with trucks and APVs on board.The exhibits include the full bridge of a destroyer and two torpedo propulsion units. A section of the museum is dedicated to the German invasion of Crete.