Firka Fortress

On the northwest side of the harbor in the city of Chania, the Venetians built the Revellino del Porto, a fortification project to protect the harbor and its entrance. Today, the main building of the fortress houses the main number of exhibitions of the Maritime Museum of Crete. At the two floors of the museum, you will explore the maritime history of Crete and Greece.

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The Maritime Museum of Crete welcomes you to its website. Here you will find much information about your visit, the exhibitions and activities of the museum.

Shipyard Moro

In 1467, Venice gave the order for the creation of the Shipyards on the harbor of Chania for the repair of its ships. In 1593, sixteen shipyards (arsenals) had already been built. The construction of Shipyards Moro began in 1607. Since then, they have served various purposes. Today one of them hosts the exhibits of the Permanent Exhibition of Ancient and Traditional Shipbuilding of the Maritime Museum of Crete.

Maritime Museum of Crete

At the entrance of the port of Chania is situated the Fortress "FIRKA", which was constructed by the Venetians (1204-1669). Today, at the entrance of this Fortress is situated the Maritime Museum of Crete, which holds a concessive position since here, on December 1st 1913...

Permanent Exhibition of Ancient & Traditional Shipbuilding

An important step in the development of the Museum is the concession by the Hellenic Ministry of Culture of one of the Venetian Shipyards Moro in the old harbor of Chania for the creation of the permanent exhibition. Partial restoration of the Shipyard was carried out with the assistance of organizations and individuals who responded to a relevant appeal by the Museum.

Press Releases

Once again, we were pleased to welcome the award-winning Music of the Navy, made available by the Chief of the Navy’s General Staff, for a special music meeting on Sunday August 11, 2019. After its distinction at the European Tattoo Festival in Basel, Switzerland, Navy Music was be with us for a musical journey with
On Thursday, June 6, 2019, the Chairman of the Board of Directors of the Maritime Museum of Crete, Emmanuel Petrakis, Commodore (E) HN ret., as well as members and friends of the Museum, met the Chief of the Hellenic Navy General Staff, Vice Admiral Nicolaos Tsounis HN and members of the Supreme Naval Council. The
The music company “Καθ’ Ωδών”  invite you to a spring walk in city museums on Saturday, May 18th. We celebrate the International Museum Day and visit the Municipal Gallery, the Archaeological Museum, the Maritime Museum of Crete, the Firka Fortress and the Byzantine / Post-Byzantine Collection of Chania. We connect through our music these great

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