Chania has quite a past, and she’s not afraid to show it. Buildings and architectural features from her many past encounters are common in the town. Started in the Neolithic period as a Minoan settlement, Chania (Crete) has been ruled by Greece (in the classical period), Rome, Byzantium, Arabs, Venice, occupied by Germany, and now, Greece.
So, it shouldn’t have surprised us on one of our evening walks in Chania when we came upon a fenced-in archaeological site right in the old city.
We knew we wanted to see the findings from this site, as well as others from the surrounding area. The museum is conveniently located in the heart of the old town and had a minimal entrance fee. Signage was in Greek and English.
For a small but historically important town, the Chania Archaeological Museum provided a view to the long ago past and gave us a deeper appreciation of how it all started.