Museums of Crete

Chania

  1. Archaeological Museum of Chania
    Archaeological Museum of Chania
    The Museum was founded in 1963. The findings inside the museum are findings from excavations the last 50 years in the area of Chania. The findings are from the period of Neolithic until the Roman period. It is located in the center of the old city of Chania ,on the street Halidon 30.
  2. Nautical Museum of Crete
    Nautical Museum of Crete
    The Nautical Museum of Crete opened in 1973. The Museum tries to promote the nautical traditions and history of Crete. It is located in the entry of the port of Chania at the entrance of fortress ''FIRKA''.
  3. Museum of Eleutherios Venizelos
    Museum of Eleutherios Venizelos
    Is the house where born one of the most important politicians of Greece, Eleftherios Venizelos. The exhibits in this Museum are personal objects of the ethnarch Eleftherios Venizelos. It is located in the area Mournies in Chania.
  4. Folklore Museum of Chania
    Folklore Museum of Chania
    Is like a traditional Cretan House in 18th -19th Century. Traditional and folklore exhibits are included in this museum and try to help the tourist to understand how the Cretan people in that period were living. It is located in the center of old city of Chania next to the Catholic church.
  5. Olive oil Museum Chania
    Olive oil Museum Chania
    One of the most important and famous product of Greece and Crete is the olive-oil. Old items witch used for the production of oil are in the collections of the Museum. It is a nice experience and the visitor will learn a lot about the production of olive oil. It is located approximately 15 kilometers southwest of Chania ,in the village Vatolakkos.

Heraklion

  1. Archaeological Museum of Crete
    Archaeological Museum of Crete
    Is the most important archaeological Museum of Crete and one of the most important of Greece. It was established between 1937-1940. It is located it the Center of Heraklion. This museum has exhibits from all periods of Cretan pre-history and history , covering over 5.500 years from Neolithic Age to Roman times. It housing the most important exhibits of Minoan Crete. The collection with Minoan findings is the most important all over the world.
  2. Historical museum of Crete
    Historical museum of Crete
    It was established in 1953. The aim of the Museum is to preserve and promote the cultural heritage of Crete from the early Byzantine period to modern times. In this Museum you can see the part of the history and art of Crete from early Christian times until the 20th century.
  3. Natural History Museum of Crete
    Natural History Museum of Crete
    In this Museum exhibiting representative samples of the flora and the fauna of Crete. The aim of this Museum is study , protection and promotion of the special features of the area of Eastern Mediterranean.

Lasithi

  1. Archaeological museum of Sitia
    Archaeological museum of Sitia
    It was established in 1984 ,100 year after the first official excavations from the Italian Archaeological School. The most famous object of the Museum is considered the gold and ivory statue of the Minoan city of Palekastro. The findings cover a period of about 4000 years, from the Late Neolithic to the Late Roman period and described mainly in excavation totals by region.
  2. Archaeological Museum of Agios Nikolaos
    Archaeological Museum of Agios Nikolaos
    Is the second in important and size Museum of Crete after Archaeological Museum of Heraklion. It was established in 1970 and it has 8 halls. The finds inside the Museum was found in eastern Crete and all this finds are from the Neolithic era, the Minoan era until the Greco-Roman times.
  3. Folklore Museum of Neapolis
    Folklore Museum of Neapolis
    It is a Museum that hosts all the culture and the history of Mirabello. It is located on the southern part of the square of Neapolis in one old building which it was orphanage
  4. Folklore Museum of Agios Nikolaos
    Folklore Museum of Agios Nikolaos
    Is located in one of the oldest buildings of Agios Nikolaos next to the lake and it was established in 1978. Authentic examples of Cretan folk art , most of them are textiles and embroideries some of them are unique, are the collection of the Museum. The Museum houses an impressive collection of weapons belonging to General Ioannis Alexakis.

Rethymnon

  1. Historical- Folk Museum of Rethymnon
    Historical- Folk Museum of Rethymnon
    Is located in the center of the city Rethumno in Vernardou street. It was established in 1973. The building of the museum is one of the most representative examples of a town house in 17th century. In the Museum are housing collections of woven fabrics, lacework, pottery, coins, costumes and also traditional crops and bread-making.