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Chromonastiri Military Museum

Closed Now: 09:00 - 15:00
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Fantastic tour. Very informative. Highly recommended. Nice artefacts. Free for personnel of... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
isaac k
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J hetherington

Would highly recommend this museum. We had a soldier called George show us around and he was very... read more

Reviewed 4 October 2018
Nottinghamshire, 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 2 weeks ago via mobile

Fantastic tour. Very informative. Highly recommended. Nice artefacts. Free for personnel of Souda. ..

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed 4 October 2018 via mobile

Would highly recommend this museum. We had a soldier called George show us around and he was very informative and knowledgable. and his english was much better than our Greek. We thought we would only stay an hour, but it was so good we stayed...More

Date of experience: October 2018
1  Thank 59mollyg
Reviewed 3 October 2018 via mobile

We visited the museum during our stay in Crete and we were very impressed with the artifacts that were on show. We were lucky that the manager offered to take us around the museum and explain in more detail. He was so knowledgeable and explained...More

Date of experience: October 2018
1  Thank Martin C
Reviewed 26 September 2018 via mobile

This small museum dedicated to Greek military and the invasion of Crete. It is set in beautiful buildings. Worth a stop on the red bus route.

Date of experience: September 2018
1  Thank ChristopherC911
Reviewed 17 September 2018

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

Date of experience: August 2018
3  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

Date of experience: July 2018
3  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

Date of experience: June 2018
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

Date of experience: October 2017
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

Date of experience: October 2017
Thank Ronny F
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

Date of experience: September 2017
2  Thank David T
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13 February 2018|
Response from Ronny F | 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
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Response from Ronny F | 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