The archaeological museums are open in line with health security protocols in order to limit the spread of Covid-19
Archaeological Museum of Chania
The Archaeological Museum of Chania is in Chalepa, a historic suburb in Chania, housed in an iconic building constituting a landmark for the whole city. The museum's permanent collection is developed in three main halls on the ground floor and one more on the first floor, presenting the wealth of archaeological material that has been retrieved from the periphery of Chania through the course of time.
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The New Archaeological Museum of Chania has been open since 16-4-2022
From 1/11 until 31/3
08:30 - 15:30, Tuesday closed
In the winter season all visitors are entitled to a reduced ticket.
The majority of museums and collections are closed on Tuesdays. In the winter season (November - March) the opening hours are from 08:30 - 15:30 (09:00 - 16:00 for the major ones) and are extended during the summer ( April - October ). The last admission is 20΄ before closing time. Adjustments or changes to the opening hours and days are announced at the Ministry of Culture and Sports website (
). For further information and confirmation please call the Museum before your visit.
Museums are closed on the following holidays:
1 January, 25 March, Greek Orthodox Easter Sunday, 1 May, 25 & 26 December
Museums are open on the following holidays:
6 January, Clean Monday, Greek Orthodox Easter Monday, Holy Spirit Monday, 15 August, 28 October.
In the Good Friday and Saturday the opening hours diversify.For further information and confirmation please call or visit the museum's website.
Valid tickets (full and reduced) needed for admission. In some cases there is a special ticket package for museums and archaeological sites within the same area. From the 1st of November till 31st of March
a reduced rate for single-use tickets is valid for all visitors
Free of charge for all visitors (without fee payment), on the following dates:
6 March (in memory of Melina Mercouri), 18 April (International Monuments Day), 18 May (International Museums Day), the last weekend of September annually (European Heritage Days), 28 October (National Holiday), and every first Sunday of each month from November 1st until March 31st