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.

Welcome

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.

Neorio Moro

In 1467, Venice gave the order for the creation of the Neorio in the harbor of Chania for the repair of its ships. In 1593, sixteen vaults (arsenali) had already been built. Neorio Moro began their construction in 1607. Since then, they have served various purposes. Today one of them hosts the exhibits of the 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...

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 Neorians of Moro in the old harbor of Chania for the creation of the permanent exhibition. Partial restoration of the Neorio was carried out with the assistance of organizations and individuals who responded to a relevant appeal by the Museum.

Press Releases

School Painting Competition with Collage In the framework of the educational programs of the Naval Museum of Crete, the children’s exhibition “Children’s Expression and Creation” is scheduled for the 16th consecutive year and on the occasion of the completion of the “10 years since the reconstruction of the Minoan ship”, a competition will be held
Starts on Sunday 9 March , 2014 the free guided tour “I KNOW and RESPECT my city: a trip to History, the Shockwaves, Memories and Colors of the city of Chania”, for the third consecutive year – the Municipality of Chania in collaboration with scientific and professional bodies of culture and tourism. “The response of
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November 24, 2014 Participation in an event – presentation of the new editorial series “LEADERS” and specifically of the volume referring to Eleftherios Venizelos which was organized by Kathimerini newspaper and the National Research and Research Foundation “Eleftherios K. Venizelos” at the Center of Mediterranean Architecture, of the Historical Archive of Crete.

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