Military Museum, Chromonastiri

Chromonastiri is a traditional village built at the foot of Mount Vrysinas, 11 km SE of the town of Rethymno. The building that houses the Military Museum in Chromonastiri is of particular historical and architectural interest being a Venetian mansion – the so-called Villa Clodio – built in 1610 as the summer residence of a Venetian noble family. Villa Clodio maintains architectural characteristics of both the Venetian and the later Ottoman period such as a Venetian coat of arms of “Clodio” family, a “Gate of Nobles’, a medieval gutter system, a Turkish bath etc.

The collection of exhibits of the Military Museum includes historical artifacts from the Venetian period and Modern Hellenic Military history, and more specifically:

  • an aisle with Venetian clothing and weapons of the era
  • chambers that host weaponry of the Hellenic revolution in 1821 and until the World War II
  • a hall dedicated to the historical Battle of Crete
  • a hall with historical uniforms of the Greek Army
  • a hall for periodical exhibitions with a collection of photographs from several periods in history
  • exhibits in the outdoor area of the museum, including warplanes, tanks and different types of artillery guns

Accessible for people with special needs: YES
Telephone: +3028310 75135

Source: www.incrediblecrete.gr

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