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

For one more year, at the Maritime Museum of Crete is organized Educational Programs for Primary School students. Since 1996, for the first time, their main goal is the dissemination of the Maritime History, and to date, through various activities, they are enriched and differentiated accordingly. As in previous years, the response was great and
The exhibition was inaugurated on Tuesday, December 11, 2018, at 17:30, at the Postal and Telegraphic Central European Museum in Trieste. It is titled “Christianity” and is part of the collections of the Maritime Museum of Crete, which has its editing. The exhibition will remain open until 20 January 2019. It was organized by the
Event for the Anniversary of the Union of Crete with Greece. After the end of the event held in the courtyard of the Firka Fortress, a visit of the Official people was made to the Museum, where two new models of ships were presented (Destroyer Adrias & Landing Support Craft Maridakis).

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