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.


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

On Tuesday, April 16, 2024, at 7:30 p.m., the opening of the Photographic Exhibition of Mr. Argyris Mantis entitled: The unquenchable light of the Olympic Flame Athens 2004-Paris 2024 took place in the event hall of the “TETTIX” Cultural Organization in Athens, with the participation of the three rowing ships TRIIRIS OLYMPIA – KERYNEA ELFTHERIA
As part of the educational trip of the Graduate Student (Hellenic Coastguard) of the Hellenic Nanal Academy, students together with the Director of Studies Captain HC Mr. Georgios Christianos, as well as the staff of the Merchant Marine Academy of Crete visited the Maritime Museum of Crete on Saturday, February 17, 2024. After the greeting
On Saturday 10 February, 2024, as part of a commemorative event, on the occasion of the anniversary of the bombing of the Revolutionary Camp of Akrotiri, a visit was made to the Maritime Museum of Crete by the Secretary General of the Aegean and Islands Policy, Mr. Manolis Koutoulakis. We had the pleasure of discussing

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