Naval Museum of Crete

Naval Museum of Crete

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At the entrance of the Fortress of Firkas there is the Naval Museum of Crete. It was created in 1973, with the aim to preserve the marine’s wealth and traditions of the island of Crete and to boost its naval history.

The exhibition of the Maritime Museum of Crete includes over 2500 exhibits among the relics, paintings, objects found on the seabed, maps etc.

Important development of the Museum is the creation of a permanent exhibition of Ancient and Traditional Shipbuilding with main exhibit the copy of an ancient merchant ship from the Minoan period.