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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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

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.
“Domenicos Theotopoulos before El Greco” December 4, 2014 to March 31, 2015 For the first time, an exhibition attempts to interpret Domenicos Theotokopoulos based on the social and cultural environment that has set his sovereign artistic choices. The report is developed in three sections. The first presents the importance of Crete for Venice in the
17 to 19 October 2014 Participation in the 2nd International Scientific Conference on Browsing and Mapping of the Greek Space organized by the Sylvia Ioannou foundation foundation at the Cycladic Museum on “CORSAIRS & PIRATES IN THE EASTERN MEDITERRANEAN 15TH – 19TH CENTURY” The main and main objective of the Congress was to re-examine the

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