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

For another year as part of the program of the Municipality of Chania “Knowing our Municipality”, free guided tours on the subject “Lighthouse of Chania and Permanent exhibition of Ancient and Traditional Naval Architecture” took place on Saturday, April 28, 2018 and Saturday, June 2, 2018. The tour was conducted by the Chariman of Maritime
On Sunday, November 26 at 6:30 pm, the grand opening of the painting exhibition entitled Memories of “Liberty Ships” at the Sailing Club in Chania of the ex Liberty Chief “CRETE” and painter now Ioannis Giapalakis. Duration until December 3rd. The exhibition includes 30 seascapes of legendary ships that contributed substantially to the development of the Greek
On Saturday, June 27, at 20:00, the “Admiral’s Naval Gallery Horatio Nelson” opens with an event in the atrium of the Firka Fortress in the harbor of Chania, in Crete. Speaker will be the Honorary Fleet Chief, Vice Admiral Konstantinos Mazarakis-Ainian, on the subject “Admiral Horatio Nelson, a timeless naval personality.” Afterwards, the exhibition of

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