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Historical Archive Of Crete

Museums & Archaeological Sites Guide

Historical Archive Of Crete

Chania Prefecture – Chania


Details / Information  Overview:

The Historical Archive of Crete is housed in a beautiful neoclassical building. It is considered the most important archive after the General Archives of the State. It was founded in 1920 and includes a number of historical collections, the official correspondence of the Cretan Revolutions, old historical documents, and all kinds of objects related to the history of the island.

It has a significant library with 6,500 volumes of books, among them rare books from the Byzantine, Venetian, and Turkish eras, a large press archive with almost all Cretan publications from 1831.

Also in the same building, there is a museum, Historical and Folklore, with a large collection of relics of the history and wars of Crete. Eleftherios Venizelos’ personal belongings are exhibited in a special room.

Address  Address:

20, Ioanni Sfakianaki Str. Chania 73134

Location (City, Village, Area)  Location:

Chania city

Telephone number  Telephone:

(+30) 2821052606

Fax number  Fax:

(+30) 2821052606

E-mail address  E-mail:

[email protected]

Website Url Url:

Operating Period  Operating Period:


Operating Days & Hours  Operating Days & Hours:

MON-FRI: 09:00-13:00

Admission Fee  Admission Fee:

• Free entrance

Notes  Notes:

• Not suitable for disabled people in wheelchairs



* The above information, are subject to change without prior notification from the institution. In any case, has no responsibilities for any occurred changes.

 Last update 11/10/2013

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