The Arcaeological Museum of Chania
It is situated at 21 Halidon Street and is housed in the temple of St Franciscus.
The exhibition area consists of two main areas. In the first half of the exhibition area,
we see finds of the post-Neolithic era and those of the copper era. In the second half at the far end of the hall, antiquities of the historical era are displayed. The tour starts from the left to right as you walk into the museum.
Museum of Typography
The only Museum of Typography in Crete is now a reality, after the long efforts of the newspaper “Haniotika Nea”, that had the inspiration and the care for the actual realization of this project pioneering Crete. It is located at the park of local industries in the municipality of Suda, at a space specially designed to house the facilities of the museum. At the museum one can find printing presses and other devices formed an important part of the development of typography from the late 19th century to our days. Furthermore, the visitors have the opportunity to look at original editions of Cretan newspapers, dated from 1890, as well as vintage printing cliches and types, banknotes, seals and stamps.
At the premises of the museum a significant library of Cretan books, magazines and other publication from the last five decays is also to be found,. This material has been registered, is constantly updated and it can be accessed electronically. The aim of the Cretologic Library is, among others, the collection of all kinds of publications (magazines, maps, calendars etc) produced concerning Crete, as well as books of Cretan writers.
VIOPA, Building 13 03 tel: +30 28210 80090-2