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

From the participation of our Museum in the Celebrations for the 108 years of the Union of Crete with mother Greece!
On Monday, November 15, 2021, a Memorandum of Cooperation was signed between the Maritime Museum of Crete and the Hellenic Ιnstitute of Maritime History (H.Ι.M.Η). in Piraeus, at the exceptional premises of the Aikaterini Laskaridis Foundation. The memorandum was signed by the Chairman of H.Ι.M.Η Mr. Konstantinos Mazarakis – Ainian and the Chairman of the Maritime Mouseum of Crete Mr.
With great joy and emotion on Friday, June 15, the parody exhibition entitled “ΕΠΑΝΑCΥΣΤΑΣΗ 21: Chania” was completed, which we had the honor to host by the National History Museum for the period June-October 2021. The exhibition presented authentic relics of the Struggle from the rich Collections of EIM as well as documents from the

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