Military Museum of Chromonastiri

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Location: Chromonastiri   

The Military Museum of Chromonastiri is located at the central square of the picturesque traditional village of the same name, 10 kilometers outside of Rethymno town and operates since 2010. The museum is hosted in the renowned Villa Claudio, an impressive mansion of Venetian architecture that dates from the 17th century and belonged to the homonymous noble family, while it was restored in the recent years.

The building was granted by the locals to the Greek Army in 1997 and is home to military and war-related exhibits that cover a wide chronological range. The items include weapons, uniforms, medals and military equipment from the Venetian era, the Hellenic Revolution of 1821, the Macedonian Liberation Wars, the World War II etc. while there is also rich photographic material related to the evolution and presence of the Greek military forces to this day. On the outer space, visitors can also admire warplanes and military vehicles while there are frequent periodic exhibitions.

The museum is closed on Monday and Saturday, while the rest of the week it operates from 10:00 to 18:00 during the summer period and from 08:00 to 14:00 during the winter one. Also, the museum operates from 10:00 to 14:00 on Sundays. The regular fee is at 3 euros and the reduced one at 1,5 euros.

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