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.
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.
A trip to the naval collection of British Admiral Horatio Nelson offers visitors the exhibition of Catherine Laskaridis Foundation which was inaugurated on Saturday night at the Maritime Museum of Crete in the presence of political and military authorities and several people. As Emmanuel Petrakis, Chairman of the Naval Museum, emphasized in his address, “Today’s
Memoirs from the 75th anniversary of the Battle of Crete for mood. Memorable double sided medals, bronze 32,50euro and silver plated 42,50euro Leaflet with 5 stamps (10 May 2016) 14,00 euro First day envelope filing (10 May 2016) 5,00 euro
In the dramatic documentary of the 60-minute production of Maritime Museum of Crete, the historical course of Crete from 1855 until its liberation from the Ottoman yoke and its Union with Greece, with the main thrust of the impressive Revolution of 1866 and the main characters of Kydonias general leader, Yannis Hadjimichalis and his nephew Antonis.
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"In short, the Maritime Museum is a great proof of interest and love of our Greek Navy, who continues his wonderful traditions of war and peace, bequeaths in the provincial city of Greece a cultural building similar to the best of its kind."
Newspaper "Κρητική Επιθεώρισις" 25.02.1973.