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The Archaeological Museum of Chania opened in 1963 at the old Venetian monastery of Agios Frangiskos on Chalidon Street. Its main exhibits include objects recounting the history of the prefecture of Chania from Neolithic times to the Roman era. The Museum’s collection features findings from excavations over a period of 50 years in various areas across the city.

After walking through the streets of the Old Town, it’s truly worth the while to visit the Archaeological Museum and get a deeper understanding of the whole city’s history. The Museum guided tour helps you experience the everyday life of the people at the time, learn about their religious customs, their lines of trade and craft, and acknowledge how much everyday living has changed over the centuries.

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