ARCHAEOLOGICAL MUSEUM OF CHANIA
ARCHAEOLOGICAL MUSEUM OF CHANIA. The Archaeological Museum of Chania in Agios Franciscus closed its doors to the public for good on Sunday, September 13, 2020.
Its long journey begins in 1899 when the Hegemonic Council of the Cretan State votes for its establishment, it arrives after many adventures on July 14, 1962, when it officially opens its gates to the public in the Catholicon of the Venetian Monastery of Saint Francis, for to end up in 2021 at its now permanent home, in Halepa.
The Archaeological Museum of Chania, in the heart of the old city of Chania, for almost sixty whole years was the ark that preserved, preserved and displayed the archaeological wealth of the Chania land, offering thousands of visitors and scientists from Greece and the whole world, knowledge, aesthetic enjoyment, education, and valuable experiences.
Saying goodbye to the welcoming Catholicon of the Venetian Monastery of Saint Francis, the antiquities will meet, in 2021, their oldest and youngest visitors on a new, equally welcoming roof, in the premises of the new Archaeological Museum of Chania in Halepa, whose organization makes great use of adequacy of the scientific and technological achievements of the 21st century.
The rich collections of the new Chania Museum, structured according to the spirit and requirements of modern museum practices, will continue to channel their strong cultural timeless example and message into the new conditions of the multidimensionally evolving Greek and international community.