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Maritime Museum of Crete (Nautical Museum of Crete) Tours and Activities

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The Firkas Fortress at the entrance to Chania harbor was built during the Venetian occupation of Crete between 1204 and 1669; it was originally used as a barracks and prison. Since 1973, it has housed the Maritime Museum of Crete (sometimes translated as the Nautical Museum of Crete).

Spread over two floors of the Maritime Museum are 13 chronological displays starting with models of ships from Prehistoric times, passing through ancient navigational equipment, and ending with models of destroyers and landing craft from Greece’s modern-day naval fleet. Highlights along the way include plunder from ancient shipwrecks, such as amphorae and cooking utensils; reproductions of Minoan galleys; a Bronze Age trireme; and a model bridge from a World War II torpedo boat. A section is also given over to the German invasion of Crete in 1941, illustrated with photographs and personal testimonies.

The museum offers a small exhibition of shells showcasing the diversity of Mediterranean sea life and a well-stocked library of maritime books. A visit to the museum is easily combined with a walk around Chania’s Venetian Harbour or can be visited as part of an electric Trikke tour of its Old Town.

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Apr–Oct daily 9am–4pm; Nov–Mar daily 9am–2pm
Akti Kountourioti, Chania , Crete
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Chania Old Town Trikke Tour- A Journey through the Centuries

Chania Old Town Trikke Tour- A Journey through the Centuries

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Explore Chania's Old Town on a private tour by Trikke, a 3-wheeled personal electric vehicle that allows you to glide along the narrow streets and Old Venetian Harbor. As you go, listen to commentary from a private guide about this historical Greek town.
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  • 1 hour 15 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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$46.16
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Small-Group Old City and Harbor Segway Tour in Chania

Small-Group Old City and Harbor Segway Tour in Chania

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Exploring Chania’s Old Town and Venetian Harbor without a guide can mean overlooking sights. This small-group Segway tour ensures you discover all the must-sees and hidden corners without getting lost. Get instructions and ride your Segway personal transporter behind a guide along the alleyways and waterfront to view the landmarks. Learn about the sights via the audio guide and get your guide’s tips on local things to do and see.
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  • 1 hour 15 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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Chania Segway Night Tour

Chania Segway Night Tour

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Avoid the uncomfortable heat and large crowds of daytime Chania on an evening Segway tour that reveals a different side of the historic Greek city. In an intimate group limited to only six people, you’ll explore the Old Venetian Harbor and Chania Old Town with ease on a self-balancing Segway. Plus, provided headsets mean you’re able to listen to historical commentary as you go, without the need for too many time-consuming stops.
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  • 1 hour 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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Good Morning Chania Bike Tour

Good Morning Chania Bike Tour

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Cover much more ground than you can on foot when you take a guided bike tour through Chania. This comprehensive tour is an ideal choice for your first day in the city, or if you only have a short time to visit. Bike at a relaxing pace and discover the beauty of the city. Cycle through the Old City and Harbor, seeing the Egyptian Lighthouse, Jewish Synagogue, Temple of Aghios Rokkos, and more.
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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Chania's Turbulent History: Uncover the stories of its Old Town on an audio tour

Chania's Turbulent History: Uncover the stories of its Old Town on an audio tour

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Did you know that Chania has been inhabited since the Neolithic Period? We’d love to share the amazing history of this little town with you on this self-guided audio tour. You’ll discover its remarkable architecture along the way, including a magnificent lighthouse, churches, mosques, shipyards and the old town’s well preserved houses. They’re a reminder of all the people and cultures that have influenced local life, from ancient times through to the Byzantine era, the Venetian occupation and Turkish rule. I’ll also point out the entertainment and cultural offerings that make the modern town so vibrant. During this tour, I’ll give you local insight, share fun facts, and introduce you to Chania's cultural identity through storytelling. We’ll explore some secret spots and find the old town’s hidden treasures too. Allow 1.5 to 2 hours for this walk. There are plenty of cafes, restaurants and bars en route for a quick (or lengthy!) stop.
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  • 1 hour to 1 hour 15 minutes
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Chania Old Town private walking tour

Chania Old Town private walking tour

What about a private walking tour uniquely designed around the old town of Chania and Venetian port, which shows Chania's status as a cultural crossroads? A tour through a 7000-year-old history. Although the tour concentrates on history, we will explore the traditions and culture of Chania and how they have united to form the present-day city of Chania.
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  • 4 hours
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Chania Combo Tour

Chania Combo Tour

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A complete 3-hour Chania Tour. Glide through the narrow alleys of the Old City, to the sandy beach of Nea Chora with the picturesque small port, cruise along the Venetian harbor to the east towards Kum Kapi area (Turkish name meaning the Gate of the Sand), until reaching the former aristocratic area of Halepa. Learn about the neighborhood's turbulent and political 19th-century history. From there head back to the old city and into to the Splantzia district- once the Turkish quarter. Along the way listen to your guide as they provide historical information through your audio guide headset
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  • 3 hours
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What are Maritime Museum of Crete (Nautical Museum of Crete) hours of operation?
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Maritime Museum of Crete (Nautical Museum of Crete) hours of operation: Apr–Oct daily 9am–4pm; Nov–Mar daily 9am–2pm. Buy tickets in advance on Viator. If you book with Viator, you can cancel at least 24 hours before the start date of your tour for a full refund.
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We recommend booking e-tickets ahead of time to secure your spot since Maritime Museum of Crete (Nautical Museum of Crete) can get crowded. If you book with Viator, you can cancel at least 24 hours before the start date of your tour for a full refund.
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Currently, an entrance ticket to Maritime Museum of Crete (Nautical Museum of Crete) costs USD 5.20. Guided Maritime Museum of Crete (Nautical Museum of Crete) tours start around USD 5.20 per person.
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