Byzantine & Post-Byzantine Collection
The Firkas fortress at the western tip of the harbour heads the best-preserved section of the massive fortifications which were built by...
Part of a defensive system begun in 1538 by Michele Sanmichele, who also designed Iraklio’s defences, Hania’s massive fortifications...
Maritime Museum of Crete
Part of the hulking Venetian-built Firkas Fortress at the western port entrance, this museum celebrates Crete’s nautical tradition with...
Fagotto Jazz Bar
This Hania institution in a Venetian building offers smooth jazz, soft rock and blues (sometimes live) in a setting brimming with jazz...
This excellent, convivial taverna in a converted Turkish bathhouse fills with chatting locals at tables spilling out onto the street....
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Byzantine & Post-Byzantine Collection information
The Byzantine museum is in the impressively restored Venetian Church of San Salvatore. It has a small but fascinating collection of artefacts, icons, jewellery and coins spanning the period from AD 62 to 1913, including a fine segment of a mosaic floor for an early-Christian basilica and a prized icon of St George slaying the dragon. The building has a mixed bag of interesting architectural features from its various occupiers. A joint ticket with the Archaeological Museum costs adult/child €3/free.