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Chromonastiri Military Museum

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For visitors who are interested in the history of Crete - Must see .

I have reached this Museum through the regular circle by The Red Bus in Rethymno . The Museum is... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
Jerusalem , Israel
Hidden Gem

This museum is compact and beautifully kept by the Greek military. There is a wealth of history... read more

Reviewed 7 August 2018
London, United Kingdom
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The building was built in 1610 and was the summer residence of the noble Venetian family "Clodius". Villas were mainly of agricultural and stockbreeding character, as shown by their architecture which, other than the main manor house, it included...more
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Eparchiaki Odos Perivolias-Chromanastiriou, Chromonastiri, Crete 741 00, Greece
+30 2831 075135
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Reviewed 6 days ago

I have reached this Museum through the regular circle by The Red Bus in Rethymno . The Museum is dedicated principally to the heroic battle waged during April 1941 against the Nazi army which invaded Crete . Very interesting . Caculate 4-5 hours in order...More

1  Thank abuyaelnili
Reviewed 7 August 2018 via mobile

This museum is compact and beautifully kept by the Greek military. There is a wealth of history associated with the building itself while the exhibits are small but informative, particularly with reference to the Battle for Crete. Admittedly it won’t take too long to see...More

2  Thank Sabalias
Reviewed 16 June 2018 via mobile

Hopped off the Red Bus excursion today and paid a visit to this wonderful wee museum. There are lots of artifacts to appreciate going back over 300 years but being British, or even Scottish for that matter, I was touched and saddened by the part...More

1  Thank Jeemac70
Reviewed 24 October 2017 via mobile

An excellent trip with a personal tour which was both very informative and fun for our teenage children well worth a visit with the olive press museum and a very good village taverna all in walking distance

1  Thank Mike S
Reviewed 18 October 2017

If you like to see the different weapons used in different wars over the last 2- to 300 years, this is an interesting visit. The museum is operated by the Greek army and they have permanently a few soldiers who will also guide the public...More

Thank RonnyFelix
Reviewed 19 September 2017

If you are interested in the history of the Cretan resistance during both the Turkish and the German occupations this museum is a must. The Museum has many artefacts, uniforms and story boards telling the story of Cretes battle for independence for hundreds of years....More

2  Thank David T
Reviewed 15 July 2017

A small but perfectly formed museum. There are approx 5 rooms to have a look at, nearly all of the items have English descriptions so you know what you are looking at. If you have a husband, like mine, who is really into his military...More

2  Thank Rachel C
Reviewed 28 May 2017

This is kind of two museums for the price of one as it is situated in the Venetian villa with a lot of original features. It is now primarily the military museum and has many things to view and especially the exhibition of the battle...More

2  Thank Lorri855
Reviewed 18 January 2017

The Military Museum of Chromonastiri is a well maintained by the greek army site, with interesting moments of history, old guns and costumes and a nice view through the past until nowadays! We had a nice time seeing all the artifacts and wonder about the...More

Thank gianzo7
Reviewed 30 October 2016

There are two things to see in Military Museum in Chromanastiri Rethymnon. The first is the building itself, as it was built in 1610 and functioned as the summer residence (villa) of a Venetian noble family by the name Clodio. Clodio himself was a wealthy...More

1  Thank Alex B
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Chris C
13 February 2018|
Response from RonnyFelix | Reviewed this property |
Hi, There are surely bus services to Rethymnon. In Rethymnon, you could book a trip to the museum through the Yellow Train services. They provide different trips per day and they are among the cheapest. Their email address... More
Jill N
17 December 2017|
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Response from RonnyFelix | Reviewed this property |
Hi, Following is an address of a public school in Kalyves: DIMOTIKO SCHOLEIO KALYVON Public Primary School - Kalyves 730 03 Kalyves Chania Greece +302825083173 Maybe you can also contact the municipality of... More