The Nautical Museum is located at Akti Kountourioti, at the entrance of the Venetian Fortress << Firka >>. It was founded in 1973 and is the second museum of this kind in Greece, both for its antiquity and its content. It includes 2,500 exhibits in its permanent exhibition.
The exhibits are organized in chronological order and start from the Bronze Age until today. One of the most important exhibits of the museum is a model of a ship of the Minoan Era, which was constructed with original materials, with tools and shipbuilding procedures of the 15th century BC. The exhibit is in Neorion “Moro”, in the old harbor of Chania.
On the first floor of the naval museum, you will see models of ancient ships, a model of the fortified city and a port under Venetian domination, a model showing the construction and repair of buildings, with an indoor boat with rowing.
On the second floor, you will see models of modern Greek Navy ships, destroyers, rocket missiles, cargo ship and APVs on board. The exhibits include the full bridge of a destroyer and two torpedo propulsion units. A section of the museum is dedicated to the German invasion of Crete.
The collection of the museum includes objects – drawn from the bottom – paintings, maps, photographs, ship models, various naval instruments, etc. from the Bronze Age to the modern era.
From Monday to Saturday, from 09:00 to 17:00. Closed on Sundays.