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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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

On Friday, July 14 2023 at 19:30 at Neorio Moro (Permanent Exhibition of Ancient and Traditional Shipbuilding of the Maritime Museum of Crete) was held the presantation of the SandMap: Innovative System of Interactive Education and Cultivation of Spatial Learning program, of the Technical University of Crete, in which the Theodoropoulos School and the Maritime Museum of Crete
On Thursday, July 13, 2023, as part of our long-standing relationships, we had the honor and pleasure of welcoming members of the Cretan Federation of Australia and New Zealand to the premises of the Maritime Museum of Crete. The delegation consisted, among others, of the President of the Federation Mr. Antonis Tsourdalakis and children of
The Municipality of Chania, the Municipal Art Gallery of Chania and the Aikaterini Laskaridis Foundation invite you on Friday, July 21, 2023 at 20:00 to the opening of the exhibition “Konstantinos Volanakis Nostos tis thalassas” at the Municipal Art Gallery of Chania – Halidon 98-102. The exhibition is under the auspices of S.A. of the

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