Archaeological Museum of Chania

Chania Museum

Its collection includes excavation findings of the broader area, while a visit helps visitors to get an image of the local history.

The archaeological museum of Chania is the former Venetian convent of St. Francis. It started operating as a museum in 1963. Nobody knows exactly when it was built but it seems it survived the big earthquake of 1595.

During the Ottoman period, it was used as a mosque and it was named after the conqueror of Chania Yussuf Pasha. By the end of the 20th century, the use of the building was totally changed and it was used as a cinema, whereas during the Second World War it was served as a military storehouse.

About Archaeological Museum of Chania

Last updated: 16 Jul 2020

address 28, Chalidon St, Chania, 731 31, Greece
nearby transportation