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

The Maritime Museum of Crete participated in the work of the 21st Education and Modern Greek Cultural Heritage Information Meeting organized by the Directorate of Modern Cultural Heritage in collaboration with the Greek section of the International Council of Museums (ICOM), on “Experiments: Performing Arts at the Museum ”, at the Ministry of Culture on
The Maritime Museum of Crete, on the occasion of the 76th anniversary of the impaction to a stupor of the legendary Destroyer “ADRIAS” (L-67), invites you to the Anniversary Event “Memories of Pride” on October 22, 2019 at 18:30 in Athens, Historic Ethnological Society of Greece – National Historical Museum (Palace of the Old House), which
The Maritime Museum of Crete, actively participating in the Viewing of Local Tradition and Maritime History of our country, welcomed representatives of South Korea’s Shinsegae television coverage company. The theme of the production is “2500th Anniversary of the Battle of Salamis, Clash of Aegean Civilizations”. The Maritime Museum with exhibits related to this subject participated

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