We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Chromonastiri Military Museum

Eparchiaki Odos Perivolias-Chromanastiriou, Chromonastiri, Crete 741 00, Greece
+30 2831 075135
Website
Share
Save
Review Highlights
Military Museum Chromomonastiri Rethymnon

Hopped off the Red Bus excursion today and paid a visit to this wonderful wee museum. There are... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Jeemac70
,
Glasgow, United Kingdom
via mobile
Cloudy day trip

An excellent trip with a personal tour which was both very informative and fun for our teenage... read more

Reviewed 24 October 2017
Mike S
,
Bruton, England, United Kingdom
via mobile
Read all 149 reviews
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Overview
More
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 rooms for workers and spaces for warehouses and stables.The museum has 8 chambers full of artifacts from various periods of international history. Summer opening hours: Mondays,Saturdays closed , Tuesday-Friday 8:00-14:00 , Sundays 10:00-15:00
  • Excellent60%
  • Very good26%
  • Average10%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“olive press” (2 reviews)
“greek army” (12 reviews)
Closed Now
Hours
Hours Today: 10:00 - 14:00
LOCATION
Eparchiaki Odos Perivolias-Chromanastiriou, Chromonastiri, Crete 741 00, Greece
CONTACT
Website
+30 2831 075135
Top Selling Tours & Activities in and around Chromonastiri
from US$94,30
More Info
from US$96,60
More Info
from US$332,30
More Info
from US$88,40
More Info
Write a ReviewReviews (149)
Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
Language
All reviews
"olive press"
in 2 reviews
"greek army"
in 12 reviews
"venetian villa"
in 6 reviews
"guns"
in 7 reviews
"soldiers"
in 14 reviews
"battle"
in 19 reviews
"wars"
in 6 reviews
"information"
in 13 reviews
"village"
in 10 reviews
"history"
in 25 reviews
"crete"
in 29 reviews
"video"
in 4 reviews
"costumes"
in 2 reviews
"rethymnon"
in 16 reviews
"independence"
in 3 reviews
"german"
in 3 reviews
"production"
in 2 reviews
Filter

1 - 10 of 73 reviews

Reviewed 1 week ago 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

Thank Jeemac70
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
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
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
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
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
See more reviews
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
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
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

1  Thank Rachel C
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
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
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
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
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
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
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 26 October 2016

We travelled by bus through the gorges to this Museum. It covers an area c1700 to c1945. There are some static displays but the highlight for me was the story of the Battle of Crete where German airborne troops were used en masse for the...More

1  Thank Keith B
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 21 October 2016

Set in a beautiful restored villa, this is a small and interesting exhibition relating to WW2 and the Ottoman war. I felt it was a work in progress as at times it seemed a little sparse. However the young soldiers who oversee the place are...More

1  Thank mrbox
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Nearby
Nearby HotelsSee all 1 535 hotels in Crete
Leoniki Beach Plaza
3 reviews
2.93 km away
Hotel Monastiriako
5 reviews
3.10 km away
Venus Apartments
30 reviews
4.49 km away
Katrin Apartments
10 reviews
4.56 km away
Nearby Restaurants
Taverna Athivoles
9 reviews
.18 km away
Taverna Fantastiko
367 reviews
3.88 km away
Armos
56 reviews
4.44 km away
Tavern AlphaAlpha
8 reviews
4.63 km away
Nearby Attractions
Gorge of Mili
107 reviews
1.45 km away
Marianna's Workshop
64 reviews
4.30 km away
Minoiko Nekrotafeio Armenon
49 reviews
4.47 km away
Ask a question
Questions & Answers
Chris C
13 February 2018|
Answer
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
1
Vote
Jill N
17 December 2017|
AnswerShow all 2 answers
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
0
Votes
;