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.


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 seminar entitled “Cultural Heritage School 3”, took place at the Archaeological Museum of Heraklion, Crete from 5 to 7 June 2024 and was organized by the Ministry of Culture, the US Embassy. in Athens, and the Greek Section of the International Council of Museums (ICOM). The Minister of Culture Mrs. Lina Mendoni and the
The Maritime Museum of Crete, with the Chairman and members of the Board of Directors, participated with great joy and honor in the 13rd Panhellenic Conference of Maritime Museums, held in Skiathos on 17-19 May 2024. The Conference of Maritime Museums was organized with great success by the Municipality of Skiathos and the Museum of
With the active participation of the Maritime Museum of Crete the inauguration of the photo exhibition Mr. Manolis Choustoulakis on the theme “Lighthouses of Brittany” was organized by  the Sailing Club of Chania. The event was organized as part of Sea Day and is a special opportunity to admire the beauty and magic of the lighthouses

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