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

As part of the anniversary events for the completion of 80 Years since the Battle of Crete, commemorative medals are available for sale at the Maritime Museum of Crete at the special price of 30.00 € for silver plated and  25.00 € for bronze.
The Maritime Musuem participated in the Events of the 80th Anniversary of the Battle of Crete. We welcomed and guided the Ambassadors of the Allied States to our rooms.
As part of the celebration of World Museum Day, on Tuesday, May 18, 2021, our Museum participated, as every year, with Free Admission. There was also a walk – guided tour from Neorio Moro (Permanent Exhibition of Ancient and Traditional Shipbuilding) to the Lighthouse of Chania, in a conference organized by the Maritime Museum of

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