Municipal Art Gallery


Hania’s modern art gallery evokes the interior of a boat and presents temporary exhibitions of contemporary works by local and national artists on three elegant, well-lit floors. Shows are mostly free but sometimes ticketed at around €2 to €4.

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1. Cretan House Folklore Museum

0.08 MILES

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2. Hania Archaeological Museum


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3. Greek Orthodox Cathedral


This three-aisled basilica with its prominent bell tower is dedicated to the Virgin of the Three Martyrs, Hania's patron saint. The present structure was…

4. Etz Hayyim Synagogue

0.12 MILES

Crete’s only remaining synagogue (dating from the 15th century) was badly damaged in WWII and reopened only in 1999. It sports a mikveh (ritual bath),…

5. Mosque of Kioutsouk Hasan

0.21 MILES

One of the prettiest and most dominant vestiges of the Turkish era is this dusky-pink multidomed former mosque on the eastern side of the Venetian Harbour…

6. Venetian Harbour

0.21 MILES

There are few places where Hania's historic charm and grandeur are more palpable than in the old Venetian Harbour. It's lined by pastel-coloured buildings…

7. Ahmet Aga Minaret

0.21 MILES

Soaring above the rooftops of the charismatic Splantzia quarter, the Ahmet Aga Minaret is one of Hania’s two remaining minarets from the Ottoman era.

8. Greek National Football Museum

0.24 MILES

This tiny museum might look like a shop, but it's actually crammed with more than 2000 items of soccer memorabilia. Run by Nikos, the passionate president…