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Museum of the Monastery of Agia Triada Tzagarolon
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Museum of the Monastery of Agia Triada Tzagarolon


 

The museum owns a collection of icons and a collection of codices.

Some of the most important exhibits are:

  • St John the Theologian, around 1500. Portable icon of the Cretan School,
  • The Last Judgement. Work of Emmanuel Skordiles. 17th century,
  • Portable icon of the Cretan School,
  • Manuscript on a parchment roll with the mass of St Basil, written on both sides. In fragments,
  • The Tree of Jesse. Portable icon, 1853,
  • The Story of Beauteaus Joseph. Portable icon, 1858,
  • The Hospitality of Abraham. Portable icon, 1855,
  • The Descent into Hades. Portable icon, 1855,
  • Zoodochos Pege (Fountain of Life), 17th century icon. Possibly a work of the important painter priest Emmanuel Skordiles of Chania,
  • Christ King of Glory,
  • St John the Precursor and scenes of his life. A templum icon, 1846.

Info: tel 0030 .282163572 (Akrotiri Melecha, Chania)

  

Telephone: (+30)2821063310
Operation Hours: 8.00-20.00
Address: Αkrotiri
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Potamianos Wax Museum
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Potamianos Wax Museum


 

The Potamianos Wax Museum is established in the main square of Zoniana. Characters are depicting in wax periods of Cretan History. This museum is one of the two that a visitor may find in Greece. In the museum portrayed 104 characters in human nayral height in 14 different stands. Visitor may be informed about wax characters creation techniques.  

Address:Zoniana , Mylopotamos

Tel. 0030 2834061087

Open Hours/days: Mon-Sun 10.00am-19.30pm

Tickets: 3.50 euros, 2.50 euros discount for students and groups up to 8 persons.

Accessible for people with special needs: Yes
Operation Hours: Winter: 10:00 am–17:00 pm Summer: 10:00 am -19:30 pm
Telephone: +30 28340-61087
Fax +30 28340-61087
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Historical Museum of Crete
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Historical Museum of Crete


 

The Historical Museum of Crete was founded in 1953, and is housed in a neoclassical building of exceptional architectural merit. It tells the story of seventeen centuries of local history and culture, from the early Christian centuries up to modern times. Byzantine art and culture, the periods of Venetian and Ottoman rule, the age of revolutions on the course to union with Greece, World War II, the Battle of Crete and the resistance, as well as Cretan rural folk culture are all highlighted via selected exhibits combined with a wealth of visual material and multimedia. The finest exhibits are two El Greco paintings, “The Baptism of Christ” (1567) and “View of Mt. Sinai and the Monastery of St. Catherine” (1570), the only works by the artist now on Crete. The Nikos Kazantzakis is in a special collection including personal effects and manuscripts by the Cretan writer. Visits begin at a separate section featuring a large mock-up of mid-17th century Chandax (Heraklion). The Museum has an audio guide system, a café and a shop.

 Address:Sofokli Venizelou 27 & Lisimachou Kalokairinou 7

PostCode 71202, Heraklion

Admission

Adults: 5.00 €

Concessions [pupils & students, senior citizens]: 3.00 €

Children 12 and under: Admission free

Accessible for people with special needs: Yes
Email: info@historical-museum.gr
Fax +302810283754
Website: http://www.historical-museum.gr/
Telephone: +30 2810 288708, +30 2810 283219
Address: 27, Sofokli Venizelou Ave, Heraklion
Operation Hours: Summer Opening Hours (April - October) Monday - Saturday: 09.00 - 17.00 Sundays & Public Holidays: Closed Winter Opening Hours (November - March) Monday - Saturday: 09.00 - 15.30 Sundays & Public Holidays: Closed
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Μuseum of Contemporary Art of Crete
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Μuseum of Contemporary Art of Crete

It is found in the heart of old historical city, under the Venetian Castle and the Archaeological Museum.  

The Μuseum of Contemporary Art of Crete from 2009 constitutes a modern exhibition space of high specifications roughly 1000sq.m. who afterwards the works of his extension and complete restoration supplemented the old Municipal Art gallery “L. Kanakakis” (1992) and the Centre of Contemporary Art (1995).

Its permanent collection includes roughly 550 works of Lefteris Kanakakis (oil paintings, drafts and aquarelles) thus representing all the stages of his achievements and works of contemporary Greek artists,  thus covering a wide spectrum of Modern Greek art as it has been accomplished from 1950 until today. 

The collection in its entirety covers sufficiently the samples of art of our second half century, from the abstraction to the creation of work processed in the computer.

The Museum of Contemporary Art of Crete in its central space (st. Himaras 5) presents part from the work of its Permanent Collection while in some of its art spaces or in alternative spaces where it uses; it entertains periodical exhibitions of Pan-Hellenic and international content. At the same time it realises lectures, training programs and collaborations with institutions corresponding in Greece and in the abroad.

From 1992 until today, have been organised 88 exhibitions, monographic and thematic and have been published 60 editions. All events are accompanied with tours at ages of children and adults.

Within the framework of Educational Sector of C.C.A., since 1996, have been operating Workroom of Fine Arts (st. Himaras 8) that are intended for children and adults

Opening hours:
1st May – 31st October: Daily  09:00-14:00 & 19:00-21:00, Weekend 10:00-15:00, Monday Closed
1st November – 30th April: Daily 09:00-14:00, Wednesday & Friday 09:00-14:00 & 18:00-21:00, Weekend 10:00-15:00,  Monday  Closed

Children Ticket Price(€): 0
Elderly Ticket Price(€): 0
Email: info@cca.gr
Fax +30 28310 52689
Groups Ticket Price(€): 2
Telephone: +30 28310 52530
Website: http\\:www.cca.gr
Ticket Price(€): 3
Address: 5 Himaras st.
Reduced Ticket Price(€): 1.5
Student Ticket Price(€): 1.5
Operation Hours: 09:00-14:00 & 19:00-21:00, weekends: 10:00-15:00, mondays closed
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Collection of Chrysopigi Monastery
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Collection of Chrysopigi Monastery


 

The collections of the Monastery include:

  • A collection of icons,
  • a collection of manuscripts.

The most important exhibits of the Monastery are:

  • Christ Zoodotis, early 15th century. Portable icon.
  • St Nicolaos. Work by Emmanouil Skordilis. Portable icon.
  • Christ on the throne, 17th century. Portable icon.
  • Holy Trinity. Work of Georgios, holy monk, 1853. Portable icon.
  • Holy forty saints, 186Ο. Portable icon.
  • Panagia Odigitria, 18Ο6. Work by artist Nikiforos.
  • King of Kings and High Priest, 1862. Portable icon.
  • St John Theologian, 1856. Portable icon.
  • the Assumption of the Mother of God. Portable icon.
  • Icons of the Twelve Great Feasts of the iconostasis, 1871.

Info: tel.0030 :2821091125, Fax:2821097600, website: http://www.imx.gr

Telephone: (+30)2821091125
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Herakleion Archaeological Museum
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Herakleion Archaeological Museum

The Herakleion Archaeological Museum is one of the largest and most important museums in Greece, and among the most important museums in Europe. It houses representative artefacts from all the periods of Cretan prehistory and history, covering a chronological span of over 5,500 years from the Neolithic period to Roman times.

The singularly important Minoan collection contains unique examples of Minoan art, many of them true masterpieces. The Herakleion Museum is rightly considered as the museum of Minoan culture par excellence worldwide.

The museum, located in the town centre, was built between 1937 and 1940 by architect Patroklos Karantinos on a site previously occupied by the Roman Catholic monastery of Saint-Francis which was destroyed by earthquake in 1856. The museum's antiseismic building is an important example of modernist architecture and was awarded a Bauhaus commendation. Karantinos applied the principles of modern architecture to the specific needs of a museum by providing good lighting from the skylights above and along the top of the walls, and facilitating the easy flow of large groups of people. He also anticipated future extensions to the museum.

The colours and construction materials, such as the veined polychrome marbles, recall certain Minoan wall-paintings which imitate marble revetment. The two-storeyed building has large exhibition spaces, laboratories, a drawing room, a library, offices and a special department, the so-called Scientific Collection, where numerous finds are stored and studied. The museum shop, run by the Archaeological Receipts Fund, sells museum copies, books, postcards and slides. There is also a cafe.

The Herakleion Archaeological Museum is a Special Regional Service of the Ministry of Culture and its purpose is to acquire, safeguard, conserve, record, study, publish, display and promote Cretan artefacts from the Prehistoric to the Late Roman periods. The museum organizes temporary exhibitions in Greece and abroad, collaborates with scientific and scholarly institutions, and houses a variety of cultural events.

This period due to rennovation works Museum portrays only a small temporary exhibition. Furthermore, accesible and ticket free (only for Sculptures) is the Sculptures Exhibition in the main building of the Museum. 

Telephone: (+30)2810279000, (+30)2810279086, (+30)2810279087
Fax (+30)2810279071
Email: amh@culture.gr
Accessible for people with special needs: Yes
Operation Hours: Summer time schedule: From the 1st of April 2014 until the 31th October 2014: Monday: 8:00 - 20:00 Tuesday-Saturday: 08:00 - 20:00 Sunday and national holidays: 08:00 - 20:00 Winter time schedule: From the 1st of November until the 31th March 2014 Monday: 11:00 - 17:00 Tuesday-Sunday and national holidays: 08:00 - 15:00
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Nikos Kazantzakis' Museum
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Nikos Kazantzakis' Museum

The Kazantzakis' Museum is situated in Myrtia (previous known as Varvaroi), approximately 20 km. to the south of Herakleion. It was founded to preserve the work and to record the life of the ecumenical Cretan Author, Poet and Philosopher.

It includes some of the author's personal and family belongings, documents, letters, the first Greek editions of his books, and their translations in 49 languages in 54 counties, photographs, busts, works of art, as well as documents referring to stagings of his theatrical works and of novels adapted for the theatre, posters, programmes, models of stage settings and costumes as they have been presented in performances al over the world. There is also radio and television material as well as a collection of press reviews which refer to Kazantzakis and have been published in Greek and foreign newspapers.

There is also an audiovisual presentation in five languages, Greek - French - English - German - Dutch, to illustrate the Life and Work of this ecumenical Human.

Url adress: http://www.kazantzakis-museum.gr/

mail: info@kazantzakis-museum.gr 

Telephone: (+30)2810742451, (+30)28107741689
Operation Hours: 09.00-16.00
Address: Varvaroi
Accessible for people with special needs: Yes
Email: info@kazantzakis-museum.gr
Website: http://www.kazantzakis-museum.gr/
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Museum of Domenico Theotokopoulos
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Museum of Domenico Theotokopoulos

The museum operates in a stone-built and recently renovated building in a place full of trees near the village of Fodele, where the great artist Domenico Theotokopoulos is believed to have been born and lived before leaving Crete. In the museum the visitor can see some copies of his works as well as the representation of his workshop.

 Open hours: Mon-Fr 09.00-19.00.

Telephone: (+30)2810521500
Email: psfodele@gmail.com
Operation Hours: 09:00-16:00
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Historical and Folklore Museum
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Historical and Folklore Museum

The Historical and Folklore Museum of Rethymno was founded in 1973 with the aim of collecting and starting research on folklore material from the area of Rethymno. Since 1995 it has been housed in a listed urban Venetian building dating back to the 17th century and situated at 28-30 Vernardou Street.

The two-storey building with its interior yard presents a variety of particularly interesting architectural details. The collections in the Museum come from donations and purchases and include among others hand-woven textiles, tools for the art of weaving, embroideries, lacework, ceramics, baskets, items of metalwork, coins, costumes and historical relics.

One of the rooms is dedicated to traditional farming and the traditional way of preparing bread in Rethymno, while in another room traditional professions are referred to. The artefacts are exhibited in units and are equipped with explanatory labels in both Greek and English, photographs and drafts according to the demands of a modern museum management.

 Address M.Vernardou 28-30, 74100,Rethymnon

 

Ticket Price(€): 4
Reduced Ticket Price(€): 2
Telephone: (+30)2831023398
Fax (+30)2831023667
Operation Hours: 09:00-16:00
Address: 28-30, Manouil Vernadou
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Museum of the Toplou Monastery
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Museum of the Toplou Monastery

There are the following collections:

Collection of Cretan icons,

  • Collection of engravings.

    The most important exhibits of the Museum are:

    • Τheotokos the Immaculate, 15th century. Portable icon,
    • Christ Pantocrator, 15th century. Portable icon, painted by Andreas Ritzos,
    • St John the Precursor with scenes of his life, 17th century. Portable icon painted by F. Kavertzas,
    • The Dormition of the Virgin, 15th century. Portable icon,
    • Virgin of the Passion and St Nicolas, 1642. Portable icon,
    • Sts Theodoroi, 1723. Portable icon by the painter Niketas,
    • Holy Trinity, 17th century. Portable icon,
    • Sts Ignatius and Savas, 17th century. Portable icon,
    • Sts Athanasius, Cyril and John the Merciful, 17th century. Portable icon.
    Telephone: (+30)2843061226
    Accessible for people with special needs: No
    Operation Hours: 09:00-16:00
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  • Maritime museum of Crete
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    Maritime museum of Crete

    The Museum was inaugurated on the 27th May 1973, date of the 32nd anniversaryof the Battle of Crete. It includes models of ships, various nautical instruments and objects such as range finders, barometers, wind-gauges, course and speed abaci, torpedo firing computer, magnetic boat compasses, meteorogical instruments, sextants, a planisphere, torpedo-boat steering gear, etc.

    There are also paintings, portaits, authentic historic photographs, such as the raising of the flag of the Union of Crete with Greece in the Firka fortress at Chania, on the 1st December 1913, etc. Also exhibited are relics such as uniforms and other memorabilia which belonged to the heroic dead of the Greek Navy, guns which had been used in the war of 1912-13, etc.

    All the exhibits from the naval tradition of Greece are classified according to their historical periods, that is: Bronze age-Classical and Hellenistic (2800 BC-6th century AD). Venetian period (1200 AD to the 17th century), Byzantine and post-Byzantine period (650 AD to the 18th century), the period of the Ottoman rule-the struggles for Independence (1650-1909), the Balkan Wars (1912-1913), World War II (1940-1944), the post-War period (after 1944).

    Tο Ναυτικό Μουσείο Κρήτης έχει και έναν άλλο χώρο στην άλλη άκρη του παλαιού Ενετικού λιμανιού στο Νεώριο Moro όπου στεγάζεται η Μόνιμη Έκθεση Αρχαίας και Παραδοσιακής Ναυπηγικής και περιλαμβάνει το Μινωικό πλοίο ¨Μινώα¨ το οποίο είναι ανακατασκευή μιας ρεαλιστικής και τεκμηριωμένης εκδοχής κωπήλατου προϊστορικού πλοίου του 15ου αιώνα π.Χ. που άνηκε στην τυπολογία της νησιωτικής ναυπηγικής σχολής. Επίσης ο επισκέπτης θα μπορέσει να να δει πλούσιο φωτογραφικό υλικό από τα στάδια ανακατασκευής του, τα υλικά που χρησιμοποιήθηκαν καθως και εργαλεία . Επιπλέον στην έκθεση αυτή υπάρχει Φαρικό υλικό, δωρησμένο από την υπηρεσία Φάρων, έκθεση με γραμματόσημα Φάρων αλλά και μακέτες παραδοσιακών σκαφών κ.α.

    Address:  Akti Kountourioti

    tel.0030 2821091875

    site: http//www.mar-mus-crete.gr,  E-mail:mar-mus@otenet.gr

     

    Accessible for people with special needs: Yes
    Telephone: (+30)2821091875, (+30)2821074484
    Address: Akti Koundourioti, Old harbour
    Operation Hours: 01/11 to 31/04 Daily 9:00 to 17:00 01/05 - 31/10 Daily 9:00 to 17:00 Sunday 10:00 to 18:00
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    Archeological Museum of Chania
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    Archeological Museum of Chania

    The Archeoplogical Museum of Chania belongs to the 25th Ephorate of Prehistoric and Classical Antiquities. It is housed in the Katholikon of the Venetian Monastery of St. Francis. It has been operating as an Archeological Museum since 1963.

    It has been operating as an Archeological Museum since 1963.

    Its exhibits give an overview f the cultural history of the Prefecture of Chania from the Neolithic times to the Roman times.

    The exhibition is divided in two large sectors:In the eastern sector finds of the late neolithic period and the bronze age are exhibited (Minoan times). In the western sector antiquities from the iron age are exhibited (historical times). The finds are presented in excavation sets and in thematic units. The collections include Minoan finds from the city of Chania, prehistoric finds from caves, Minoan finds from various areas of the prefecture, finds from tombs of the geometric times, finds of the historical times from the city of Chania and from various other cities of the prefecture, coins, jewels (of the prehistoric and historic times), sculptures, inscriptions, pillars, mosaics.

    In the year 2000 was donatedto the Archeological Museum of Chania the interesting collection of Konstantinos, Marika and Kyriakos Mitsotakis. It occupies three small rooms in the north next to the church of St Francis. The exhibits are 1/3 of the Collection and their presentation follows the chronological order (end of the 4th millenium B.C. - 3rd century A.D.). It includes finds of minoan ceramics, pottery, stone-carving , seals, jewels and varia (various objects from various areas).

    The Myseum has preservation laboratories for pottery, metallic objects, coins, frescoes, mosaics and a chemistry laboratory. There is also a shop of the Archeological Resources Fund in the specially developed belfry next to the main entrance.

    The Museums goal is to promote the cultural history of the area in the best possible way, so that it attracts a large number of visitors. In the framework, various periodical exhibitions, educational programs and other cultural events are organized in the Museum. The Museum's goal is to promote the cultural history of the area in the best possible way, so that it attracts a large number of visitors. In the framework, various periodical exhibitions, educational programs and other cultural events are organized in the Museum.

    Author: Vana Niniou - Kindeli, Angeliki Tsingou, Archeologists.

    Tel. 0030 2821090334

    Open hours/days: Tue-Fr 08.00-19.00, Sat-Sun 08.30-15.00, Mon closed.

                            

    Accessible for people with special needs: Yes
    Telephone: (+30)2821090334
    Operation Hours: 09:00-16:00
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    War Museum of Chania
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    War Museum of Chania

    The War Museum of Chania is housed in the Army Camp Tzambanaki, at the crossing of the streets I. Sfakianakis and Tzanakakis next to the Municipal Garden. The building in which it is housed was Italian barracks and was build in 1870 with the designs of Italian architect Maguso.

    The War Museum of Athens, in the framework of the fullfilment of its mission and in cooperation with local bodies in the city of Chania, founded a branch, that was opened in July 1995.

    The mission of the Museum is the to collect, keep, preserve and exhibit war objects and other objects of the period mainly between 1821 and 1940, that concern the participation of the Cretans in the struggle for Macedonia and Northern Epirus (1903 - 1922), the Balkan Wars (1912 - 13), the Asia Minor Campaign (1919 - 1922), World Wars I and II, the Battle of Crete and the National Resistance during the German Occupation (1941 - 45).

    The building and the army camp Tzombanaki, with an area of 2,646 sq.m., belongs to the Estate Company of the State, which ceded it to the War Museum in order to house the War Museum of Chania. The branch of Chania therefore belongs administratively to the War Museum of Athens and therefore to the Ministry of National Defence. It is managed by an Administrative Council of 6 members.

    Telephone: (+30)2821044156
    Operation Hours: 09:00-16:00
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    Home of Eleftherios Venizelos
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    Home of Eleftherios Venizelos
    Telephone: (+30)2821056008
    Accessible for people with special needs: Yes
    Operation Hours: 09:00-16:00
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    Archaeological Museum of Rethymno
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    Archaeological Museum of Rethymno

    The Archaeological Museum of Rethymno was founded in 1887 by the Society of the Friends of Education. Today it is housed in the pentagonal bastion in front of the central, east gate of the Fortezza. This building represents one of the fortified construction works accomplished by the Turks, who chose this location in order to defend the central entrance to the fortress.

    The archaeological findings are exhibited in the Museum in archaeological order and include the following collections

    • Late Neolithic and Proto-Minoan findings, mainly vessels, tools and figurines from the Gerani and Melidoni caves.

     

    • Objects of the Middle-Minoan period found at the archaeological sites of Monasteraki, Apodoulou and Vryssina. Most interesting in this unit are the collection of seals from Monasteraki and the replica of a settlement from the same area.
       
    • Findings of the Late Minoan period mainly from the cemetery of Armeni, but also from other areas such as Mastabas, Stavromenos, Pangalochori and Syvritos. The objects include bronze tools and weapons, an impressive serrated helmet, a large variety of ceramics, jewellery and cameos, as well as earthenware figurines, one of which depicts the famous goddess with raised hands from Pangalochori. Furthermore, the earthenware urns with floral and geometrical ornaments, mainly finds from the cemetery of Armeni, are also interesting.
       
    • Findings of the Geometrical - Archaic Period mainly from the archaeological sites of Axos and Eleftherna. 
       
    • Objects from the Classical, Hellenistic and Roman Period, mainly from the areas of Stavromenos and Argyroupolis. This unit boasts Roman oil lamps with various depictions, gold jewellery from the area of Stavromenos and glass vessels from the Hellenistic and Roman period.
       
    • Collection of coins
       
    • Figurines from Melidoni and Axos as well as pots of unknown origin from the Classical and Hellenistic period.
       
    • Inscriptions from the area of Eleftherna
       
    • Collection of sculptures from the areas of Stavromenos, Eleftherna and Argyroupolis.
    Reduced Ticket Price(€): 2
    Ticket Price(€): 3
    Telephone: (+30)2831054668
    Accessible for people with special needs: Yes
    Operation Hours: 09:00-16:00
    Address: Opposite the main gate of the Fortetza.
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    The Museum of "Monastery of Arkadi"
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    The Museum of "Monastery of Arkadi"

    The monastery of Arkadi is an Eastern Orthodox monastery, situated on a fertile plateau 23 km to the southeast of Rethymnon.

    The monastery played an active role in the Cretan resistance of Ottoman rule during the Cretan revolt in 1866. 943 Greeks, mostly women and children, sought refuge in the monastery. After three days of battle and under orders from the hegumen (abbot) of the monastery, the Cretans blew up barrels of gunpowder, choosing to sacrifice themselves rather than surrender.

    Today the monastery also houses a museum (in the southern wing) that has artefacts from the famous battle, church articles, and an absorbing picture gallery of the Cretans of that time.

    Its collection consists of post-Byzantine icons, ecclesiastical vestments and implements, weapons, manuscripts, personal objects that belonged to the Abbot Gavriil and other religious and historic relics.

    In a place of honour is the banner from the Arkadi holocaust, which depicts the Transfiguration of Christ . Another unique exhibit is the section of the carved altar screen of the church depicting the Resurrection, the only piece that survived the explosion and fire.

    Examples of sacerdotal vestments, produced by the important embroidery centre at the monastery during the 17th century, are also displayed. A particularly outstanding piece with gold embroidery, dates to 1681 and depicts Christ and the twelve disciples.

    Finally, among the weapons used during the struggle, including flintlock rifles, long-barreled pistols and pistols, there are Ottoman firearms such as the Turkish musket, as well as weapons that were given the surnames of benefactors acting on the rebel’s behalf aroad, such as Rodokanakis and Bernadakis, who sent them in aid of their beleaguered countrymen.

    Ticket Price(€): 2.5
    Telephone: (+30)2831083076
    Email: info@arkadimonastery
    Operation Hours: 09:00-16:00
    Address: Arkadi, 23 km to the southeast of Rethymnon
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    The Museum of "Monastery of Preveli"
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    The Museum of "Monastery of Preveli"

    Preveli Monastery, located just 37 km from Rethymnon consists of two monasteries:

    The Lower Monastery (Monastery of Agios Ioannis Prodromos, or Saint John the Baptist), now abandoned, is a typical example of simple, everyday architecture.

    The Rear Monastery (Monastery of Agios Ioannis Theologos) is a large group of buildings with a wonderful view over the Libyan Sea and has numerous relics which are exhibited in the monastery’s ecclesiastical museum.

    Many of the rescued relics and images are displayed in the stylish museum inside the monastery. Saved a significant number of icons (about 100) from the occasional ornaments of the Catholic, the various Catholic churches and the Baptist.

    The collections of the Monastery of Preveli include:

    • Collection of images.
    • Collection of vestments.
    • Collection of ecclesiastical vessels.
    • Collection of relics.

    Many of the rescued holy relics and icons are exhibited in the beautiful museum inside the monastery. A considerable number of portable icons are preserved (about 100) that come from the decoration of the Katholikon, the various country churches and the Katholikon of the Precursor.

    The collections of the Preveli Monastery include:

    • A collection of icons.
    • Collection of vestments.
    • Collection of ecclesiastical items.
    • Collection of relics.

    The most important exhibits of the Monastery's Museum are:

    • Sigillium in membrane, about the declaration of the Monastery as patriarchical, 1798.
    • Blessing cross of gilded silver, colourful enamel and semi-precious stones, 1708.
    • Silver-Coated Gospel, 1807.
    • Gospel coated with gilded silver, 1847.
    • Gospel with silver coat, 19th century.
    • Gilded chalice, with cover, 1847.
    • Collection of metal seals of the 19th century.
    • Collection of metal brooches, 19th century.
    • Collection of brocade vestments, 19th century
    • Collection of metal ecclesiastical items.
    Ticket Price(€): 2.5
    Telephone: (+30)2832041444
    Operation Hours: 09:00-16:00
    Address: Chromonastiri, Rethymnon.
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    Archeological Museum of Siteia
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    Archeological Museum of Siteia

    The Archeological Museum of Siteia opened its gates to the public in 1984, one hundred years after the first official excavations were made in the area by the Italian School of Archeology.

    The collection from the Palace of Kato Zakros is considered to be thelargest and the richest one, with a large number of important findings, some of which are masterpieces of the Minoan art. The gold and ivory statuette from the town of Palekastro is considered to be the most famous object of the museum.

    It is a complete museum complex, with laboratories, offices for the scientific and administrative staff and the attendants, as well as a small archeological library. As you enter the main entrance, in the lobby, the tickets office and the book and cards shop are on the right and the toilets are at the front. The exhibition room extends on the right, divided in four units by partition tables offering the visitor informational material in two languages. The findings cover a period of about 4.000 years, from the late Neolithic to the late Roman period. They are principally presented in excavation sets by region. The cases provide information to the guest in fivelanguages. The information is going to be more detailed in the future, without affecting the view of the findings.

    The tour starts from the lobby, in the centre of which stands the famous gold and ivory statuette from the Minoan city of Palekastro. It is a masterpiece of Minoan art.

    In the second unit are exhibited findings from the palace of Kato Zakros and the area around it: Huge earthenware jars, a large number of embellished vessels and utensils, a jar with colourful decoration and fine pieces of miniature art. Show-case 16 includes a wonderful set of Linear A tablets from the archives of the palace.

    The findings presented in the 3rd unit come mainly from tombs sets of the Geometric and Archaic Siteia. In show-case 22 you can see carved tiles and statuettes from the archaic temple depository found in the city of Siteia. In the 4th unit there are impressive Hellenistic and Greco-Roman findings from Ksirokampos, Ziros, Tripitos, the mansion of Makri Gialos, Koufonisi etc. 
    (Author: M. Hatzipanagioti, Archaeologist)

    Telephone: (+30)2843023917
    Fax (+30)2843023917
    Email: kdepka@culture.gr
    Ticket Price(€): 2
    Reduced Ticket Price(€): 1
    Accessible for people with special needs: Yes
    Operation Hours: 09:00-16:00
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    Archeological Museum of Agios Nikolaos
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    Archeological Museum of Agios Nikolaos

    The Archeological Museum of Agios Nikolaos was created in order to exhibit finds from eastern Crete, which, until then, used to be carried to the Museum of Heraklion. The exhibition is not in its final form yet, but it covers a long period of time from the Neolithic times to the end of the Greco-Roman period.

    The visitor can watch the development of the art of the area over time through representative specimens of various styles and times. The visitor can watch the development of the art of the area over time, through representative speciments of various styles and times. The funeral gifts from the early Minoan cemetery of Agia Photia near Siteia (3.000-2.300 π.Χ.) in the first chamber and the findings from the Palace of Malia brought to light by the excavations of the French School of Archeology in the fourth chamber are considered to be the largest and most important sets. The most famous object is the rhyton vessel known as "“the goddess of Myrtos”".

    The Museum building is rectangular with eight rooms for the exhibits arranged circularly around a central rectangular paved atrium. In front of it there is a roof-covered yard leading to the offices (former Ephory) and the preservation laboratory on the one side and a Π-Shaped garden surrounding the central building. Entering the lobby through the main entrance of the Museum, on the left there is the tickets office and a shop of books and cards with the small room of the museum attendants behind it. On the right are the toilets.

    The exhibition rooms are in front of it. The visitor walks to the left clockwise and sees the exhibits by excavation sets and chronological order. In the first room are exhibited the funeral gifts found in 1971 in the seaside cemetery of Agia Photia. This cemetery, the largest in number of graves of prehistoric Crete and one of the largest in Greece, had at least 260 graves with over 1.600 vessels, some copper dagger and a lot of obsidian blades (3.000-2.300 B.C.). The vessels, made without a ceramics wheel in various shapes testify relations and influences both inside Crete (particularly with Central Crete)and with the Cyclades. The Cycladic influences in particular are so strong that we can speak of a Cretan-Cycladic culture.

    In the second room is exhibited another remarkable newer collection of ceramics from the important early Minoan settlement Fournou Koryfi near the village Myrtos of Ierapetra. The most famous object of the Museum," “the goddess of Myrtos”" is in this collection. It is an exquisite rhyton vessel (24th early Minoan period) in the form of a goddess with a very small head on a long, thin neck and a bell-shaped body. With the right hand she holds - hugging it at the same time with her left arm - a small beak-mouthed jug, the only exit point of fluid from inside the vessel.

    In the past the Museum has hosted periodical exhibitions like: "“Lasith, 5.000 years of artistic expression, Nikos Sotiriadis, masks – statuettes 1997 A.D.”", "“European Days of Cultural Heritage: The immortal water” "etc. In the near future the rooms receive their final form, as the objects are going to be re-arranged, in the framework of the Museum being integrated into the 3rd Community Support Framework by the 24th Ephorate of Prehistoric and Classical Antiquities, to which it belongs.
    (Author: M. Hatzipanagioti, Archeologist)

    Telephone: (+30)2841024943
    Email: kdepka@culture.gr
    Ticket Price(€): 3
    Reduced Ticket Price(€): 2
    Accessible for people with special needs: Yes
    Operation Hours: Closed temporarily due to rennovation works
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    Archaeological Collection of Neapolis
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    Archaeological Collection of Neapolis

    Τhe Archaeological Collection of Neapolis was created before World War II and within two years included around 1000 items, found mostly in the area of Mirambello and in other sites of the Prefecture.

    During the Italian rule, thanks to the efforts of Emm. Mavroeidis (then ektaktos curator of Antiquities) the Collection was protected in the underground of the Club. Today it is housed in a building ceded to the Ministry of Culture by the Ministry of Health and the Municipality. The Collection is temporarily closed to the public.

    It includes:

    • Finds from the excavations of the French School of Archaeology at Elounta (1937),
    • Finds from the excavations of the French School of Archaeology at Hellenika (1937),
    • Finds from the excavations of the French School of Archaeology at Dreros (1937),
    • - Finds from the excavations of Emm. Mavroeidis at a Late Minoan tomb in Tourloti, near Seteia,
    • Finds from the excavations of Emm. Mavroeidis at a Hellenistic tomb at Kalo Chorio (ancient Istrona),
    • Finds from the area of Mirambello, collected or given to the Ephorate
    • Antiquities collected by the Italian forces from Aghios Nikolaos (ancient Lato pros Kamara) and other areas of the Prefecture,
    • Numismatic collection (coins given by citizens).

     

    Telephone: (+30)2842028721
    Accessible for people with special needs: No
    Operation Hours: 09:00-16:00
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    Historical Archives of Crete
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    Historical Archives of Crete

    The Historical Archives of Crete is a branch of the General Archives of the State. The basic goal of the Historical Archives of Crete is to supervise, save, collect, classify and directorize the archival material of the prefecture of Chania and the display and utilization of the archives.

    The Historical Archives of Crete is a branch of the General Archives of the State. The basic goal of the Historical Archives of Crete is to supervise, save, collect, classify and directorize the archival material of the prefecture of Chania and the display and utilization of the archives. The Historical Archives of Crete was established in 1920 with seat in Chania, with decision of the then General Director of Crete. Late Nikolaos Papadakis was its founder and undertook the direction of the Archives in March 1920. A keen collector and a guard of the monuments of the Cretan History, he did not just casually collect archival material but worked hard, with great zeal and selflessness, sometimes without being paid and under adverse conditions, for the collection, clearance, classification and registration of the material. He managed to sensitize the competent authorities, which did not seem to value the archives.

    The archival material of the Historical Archives of Crete covers the entire Crete (as indicated by its name) and it is estimated to include about 700.000 very important documents, from 1821 to the present day.

    Telephone: (+30)2821052606
    Operation Hours: 09:00-16:00
    Accessible for people with special needs: Yes
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    Byzantine and Post-Byzantine Collection of Chania
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    Byzantine and Post-Byzantine Collection of Chania

    The rich archeological material, collected through long periods of excavations conducted by the 13th Ephorate of Byzantine Antiquities in the Prefecture of Chania, but also through search and donations, forms a Collection which clearly reflects the historical course of the west-end Prefecture of Crete from the paleochristian times to the ottoman rule.

    Representative specimens of this Collection are exhibited in the church of San Salvatore.

    The aim of the exhibition of the Collection is to outline the historical and artistic profile of the prefecture of Chania during the Byzantine and Post-Byzantine times. The exhibits were grouped in the following units: Mosaics, tomb inscriptions, frescoes, icons, architectural sculptures, ceramic works and miniature art, coins.

    The works of each unit are presented in chronological succession. Maps and tables inform the visitor about the origin of the exhibits and the historical context of their time.

     

    Telephone: (+30)2821096046
    Operation Hours: 09:00-16:00
    Accessible for people with special needs: Yes
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    Historical - Folklore Museum of Gavalochori
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    Historical - Folklore Museum of Gavalochori

    The objects in it are displayed according to modern miseological concepts, with explanatory texts, photographs, drawings and models, and new exhibits are added each year.

    The Museum is divided into seven room, according to the following units: The Arched House, Silk, Pottery, Lace-making, Masonary and Stone carving, Church and Woodcarving.

    In the historical section of the Museum are exhibited guns and swords from the lengthy struggles of the Cretans for their freedom; also a small part of the collection of paintings and historical lithographs in which are depicted same of the most significant events of the history of Greece and Crete, coins (Roman, Byzantine, Venetian, Turkish, coins of the Cretan State and Syracusan coins from the period (405-345 BC). Also medals won on the fields of battle by the citizens of Gavalohori.

    Operation Hours: 09:00-16:00
    Accessible for people with special needs: Yes
    Address: Gavalochori Apokoronou
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    Archeological Museum of Kisamos
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    Archeological Museum of Kisamos

    The Archeological Museum of Kisamos belongs to the 25th Ephorate of Prehistoric and Classical Antiquities and is located in the homonymous coastal town of Western Crete, which was built over ancient Kisamos.

    It is housed in the building of the old Venetian-Turkish Headquarters, which was located within the perimeter of the Venetian castle and was strengthened during the Ottoman rule.

    The exhibits of the Museum offer an overview of the area’s history from prehistoric times to paleochristian times. The exhibition is divided in units developed in the ground floor and the first floor of the building. So, the visitor gets acquainted with the antiquities of the area in chronological order. Furthermore, the findings are displayed by excavation set and in thematic units.

    The entire exhibition of the Museum includes a lot of information and visual material. To better inform visitors and to attract their interest, the museum offers an electronic presentation with research and documentation on the most destructive earthquake of the antiquity, in 365 A.D., which struck Crete and demolished Kisamos.
    Authors: V. Niniou - Kindeli, A. Tsingou, Archeologists

    Telephone: (+30)2822083308
    Operation Hours: 09:00-16:00
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    Folk Museum "the Cretan House"
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    Folk Museum "the Cretan House"
    Telephone: (+30)2821090816
    Operation Hours: 09:00-16:00
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    Museum of Chemistry
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    Museum of Chemistry


     

    Address: El.Venizelou 34c

    Tel: 0030 2821042504

    Open hours: Mon-Fr 08.30-14.00

    Telephone: (+30)2821042504
    Operation Hours: 09:00-16:00
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    Byzantine and Folk Museum of Spilia
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    Byzantine and Folk Museum of Spilia
    Telephone: (+30)2824022080, (+30)2824022357
    Operation Hours: 09:00-16:00
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    Museum of Typography by the newspaper “Haniotika Nea”
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    Museum of Typography by the newspaper “Haniotika Nea”


     

    The unique in Greece Museum of Typography is found in Chania, not far from the city, in the Park of Local Industries in Souda and constitutes the vision of life of its founder, Yannis Garedakis, founder and editor of the newspaper “Haniotika nea”. 

    The Museum of Typography officially opened its gates in May 2005.
    Museum collection includes  hard to find, cast iron printing presses and other instruments as well as tools and objects that present the development of typography from birth, in the days of Gutenberg, up to our days. Rare books and newspapers as well as our precious lithographies travel the visitor in the art of Typography.

    The effort for the enrichment of the museum with new exhibits and the contact with people of Typography are continuous. In April 2012 the museum was extended in a new wing adding in its collection exhibits that are related with the development of graphic arts, as well as two important exhibitions regarding the evolution of typography and the history of writing.

    Address Industrial Park of Chania, Build.13-03, Souda

    Tel: 0030 2821080091

    Accessible for people with special needs: Yes
    Email: info@typography-museum.gr
    Website: www.typography-museum.gr
    Address: Park of local industries, Building 13-03
    Operation Hours: Monday to Friday 9.30-13.30 (except wednesday) & Wednesday 18.00-21.00
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    Museum of the Monastery of Gonia
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    Museum of the Monastery of Gonia

    The Museum owns the following collections:

    • Collection of icons,
    • Collection of books and manuscripts,
    • Collection of liturgical vestments and Collection of heirlooms.

    Some of the most important exhibits of the museum are:

    • Christ High Priest. 15th century. Work of the painter Andreas Ritzos. Portable icon,
    • Virgin Eleousa. 15 th century. Work of the painter Andreas Ritzos. Portable icon,
    • St Nicolas. 15 th century. Work of the painter Andreas Ritzos Portable icon,
    • Transfiguration. 15 th century. Portable icon,
    • Crucifixion. Work of Constantine Palaiokapa. Portable icon,
    • St Nicolas 1637. Work of Constantine Palaiokapa. Portable icon,
    • St Nicolas. 17 th century. Portable icon,
    • History of Josef Neilos, 1642,
    • Dormition of the Virgin and scenes of Her Life, 1728. Portable icon,
    • St Paraskeve and St Catherine. Portable icon of the Cretan School.
    Telephone: (+30)2824022313
    Address: Kolympari
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    Museum of National Resistance
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    Museum of National Resistance


     

    Address: Theriso, Chania

    Open hours: Mon-Fr 10:00-16:00

    tel:0030 2821078004

     

    Operation Hours: 09:00-16:00
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    Museum of School Life
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    Museum of School Life
    Telephone: (+30)2821074764
    Operation Hours: 09:00-16:00
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    Museum of Marine Wealth and Fishing Tradition
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    Museum of Marine Wealth and Fishing Tradition
    Telephone: (+30)2824023299
    Operation Hours: 09:00-16:00
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    Museum of An. Skalidis
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    Museum of An. Skalidis
    Telephone: (+30)2822061052
    Operation Hours: 09:00-16:00
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    Museum of the "Akritai" of Europe
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    Museum of the "Akritai" of Europe
    Telephone: (+30)2823042265
    Operation Hours: 09:00-16:00
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    Museum of Paleontology
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    Museum of Paleontology

    The Temple of Mastaba houses the paleontological collection of the Municipality of Rethymnon, which is the basis of the exhibited material, has already been conceded to GNHM.

    Original findings of endemic mammals in real-size representations and in anatomic arrangement shall accompany the exhibition. Visitors shall get to know the dwarf Cretan elephants, dwarf hippopotamuses and polymorphous Cretan deers, and they will find information on these animals, the first inhabitants of Crete, and on Greek mythology.

    Ticket Price(€): 4
    Reduced Ticket Price(€): 2
    Telephone: (+30)2831023083
    Email: info@gnhm.gr
    Operation Hours: 09:00-16:00
    Address: The Temple of Mastaba
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    Military Museum, Chromonastiri
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    Military Museum, Chromonastiri

    Chromonastiri is a beautiful village built at the foot of Vrysina and has a population of 358 inhabitants.

     

    Buildings with Venetian architectural elements are scattered in the village, but the most important building is the so-called Villa Claudio, a magnificent mansion, which has been restored and houses the museum of the Army.

    The Military Museum houses many exhibits - military uniforms, weapons of various ages, decorations, etc.

    Ticket Price(€): 1.5
    Telephone: (+30)2831075135
    Operation Hours: 09:00-16:00
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    Museum of Cretan Ethnology
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    Museum of Cretan Ethnology

    The Museum of Cretan Ethnology consists of an exhibition complex and one Research and Congress Centre in a separate building, where all the remaining activities of the Museum take place: Research, Education, Congresses, Library, Designing Room, Sound Laboratories, Photography Laboratories, Conservation Laboratories, Scientific Laboratories, Archives and Storerooms.

    The museum has a two-storey building of a total area of 500 m2 for the presentation of the exhibits and an extension to a neighboring traditional building complex of 300 m2 is being planned. The ethnological research of the museum and its exhibits cover the second millennium A.D. in Crete. In the first phase of the history of the island with its recovery by the Byzantines in 963 and their presence until 1205, the Cretan people enter the Greek Renaissance of the Middle Ages.

    During the next 700 years of Venetian and Turkish rule, this people did not only resist cultural subjugation to the conquerors but creatively evolved through centuries preserving the models of the Empire. The Exhibition presents 3000 exhibits from all Crete and follows an ethnological classification of Man’s social activities: Nutrition, Architecture, Weaving, Arts – Trade, Transports, Manners and Customs, Social Organization.

    The museological methodology of the Exhibition is that of G. H. Riviere, of Musee National des Arts et Traditions Populaires (ATP), in Paris. The exhibition was awarded a special prize in το 1992 in the framework of the European Museum of the Year Award by the European Museum Forum and the Council of Europe. The Museum of Cretan Ethnology was the 6th Greek Museum to receive a prize, since the establishment of the institution in 1977. The Foundation Museum of Cretan Ethnology is supervised by the Ministry of Culture and belongs to the Directorate of Folk Culture. The following Directors supported the foundation (in chronological order): Dimitris Kokkinos, Giorgos Ninos, Mary Michailidou, Theocharis Provatakis and Tetty Hatzinikolaou.
    Author: H. Vallianos

    Telephone: (+30)2892091110, (+30)2892091111
    Email: crethno@germanosnet.gr
    Website: http://www.cretanethnologymuseum.gr/imke/html/gr/intro.html
    Accessible for people with special needs: Yes
    Address: Voroi, Pirgiotisis,70200, Heraklion, Crete
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    Lychnostatis Open-air Museum
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    Lychnostatis Open-air Museum

    The Museum "Lychnostatis" is an autonomous private foundation, operating since July 1992. In March 1994, the Association of Members of the Museum was established, to support the museum's future initiatives and obtain sponsorships and grants.

    Two more bodies, a Scientific Committee and an Organising Committee, composed by academics, artists and businessmen, provide valuable advice in the museum's development.

    The museum has its origins in a private collection formed over a period of thirty years by Giorgos Markakis, professor of ophthalmology, lecturer and writer. The vast work of construction was carried out in seven years (1986-1992) by all five members of the Markakis family and three local workers, in a volunteer basis, together with a bank loan. The buildings themselves are some of the main exhibits.

    Built thoroughly with the prevalent raw materials (stone-wood-clay), under the creative architectural improvising of the founder, they possess an aesthetic quality unique in the area. No bulldozers, excavators or other mechanical means have been used in the construction. The collections are broad in scope, from agricultural implements to embroideries and from herbs to rhymes.

    The approach is by no means intellectual; all exhibits are left to speak for themselves, and visitors are allowed to touch objects and encouraged to smell and taste the various plants, fruits and products of the museum. Compatible to this both emotional and hospitable atmosphere, it is the museum's policy to welcome with a free admission all visitors who come for a second visit. Free guided tours are available every hour in English, Deutsch, Dutch (also French on request) to provide accurate information to the large number of tourists who visit the museum.

    Ticket Price(€): 5
    Children Ticket Price(€): 2
    Student Ticket Price(€): 3
    Groups Ticket Price(€): 4.5
    Telephone: (+30)2897023660
    Fax (+30)2897024674
    Email: info@lychnostatis.gr
    Website: http://www.lychnostatis.gr/site/index.html
    Accessible for people with special needs: Yes
    Operation Hours: Sunday to Friday 09:00 - 14:00
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    Municipal Museum of the Battle of Crete and the National Resistance
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    Municipal Museum of the Battle of Crete and the National Resistance

    The Museum was created by the Municipality of Herakleion, following the organization of an exhibition of documents of the period 1941-1945, on the occasion of the celebration on the 50th anniversary of the Battle of Crete(1941).

    It is housed in a large room in a building in the centre of the town. Among the Museum's exhibits are thousands of authentic photographs, paintings and drawings of the Battle of Crete and the national resistance, about two hundred books, monographs, essays on the historic events from 1941 to 1945, hundreds of documents and a great many newspaper cuttings. The Museum also includes a variety of objects related to the war (arms, accessories, uniforms, items of everyday use etc.).

    In addition, the museum also operates as a research centre thanks to a team of researchers and scientists who have undertaken to collect archival material from ten countries, to translate war documents of the 1940-1945 period, as well as to write about the Battle of Crete.

    Telephone: (+30)2810246554
    Operation Hours: 09:00-16:00
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    The Natural History Museum of Crete (NHMC) – University of Crete
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    The Natural History Museum of Crete (NHMC) – University of Crete

    The Natural History Museum of Crete (NHMC), which is located in close proximity to the Venetian port of Heraklion, demonstrates with an impressive and innovative manner the natural environment of the eastern Mediterranean with a special emphasis on Greece and Crete.

    In the halls of NHMC with a total area of over 3500m2, visitors can tour in the Mega-Dioramas, the realistic representations of natural environment and explore the Giant Deinotherium, the Fossils, the Live Museum, the Discovery Center (”Erevnotopos”), the Earthquake Simulator (”Egelados”), the Multimedia Room, and the hall of the Temporary Exhibitions. Additionally, the impressive exhibition «Dinosaurs of Patagonia» is housed in our museum.

    On the ground floor, explore some of the unique fossils of mammals found in the island of Crete. Visit also the two Mega-Dioramas of Deciduous Forests and Mediterranean Shrublands, in which you can observe the Bear, the Wild Boar, the Wolf, the Fox, the Wild Cat, and many other animals. In the northern hall you learn about the Dinosaurs of Patagonia and their tragic end. In the eastern part of the ground floor do not forget to visit the hall of the Temporary Exhibitions.

    On level +1, visit the two impressive Mega-Dioramas that house the ecosystems of the Conifers with Cedar, Fir and Cypress trees and the Striped Hyena, the Jackal, the Fallow Deer, and the impressive Lynx, and Mediterranean's High-Mountains ecosystems with their characteristic ungulates (Ibex, Chamois and Cypriot Mouflon). At this level you can relax taking your refreshment in the Museum's cafeteria.

    On the same level, visit the life size representation of the Giant Deinotherium, the third largest land mammal of the world that is estimated to have been 5 meters tall at the shoulders, and 7 meters in length. The young “scientists” can also visit the Discovery Center (”Erevnotopos”) to get a firsthand experience of the magical scientific world. This unique area to Greece was designed especially for children, providing the opportunity for diverse hands-on and interactive activities.

    One level below, on level-2, experience what an earthquake feels like! The amazing Earthquake Simulator ("Egelados") is waiting impatiently to rock you on its shake table! Here you can also have a close look of some giant Dinosaurs of Patagonia while children can play in Deinopedia.

    On level-1, discover the organisms of the sandy and rocky Deserts of the eastern Mediterranean region that include the Antelope, the Desert Fox, and the Berber Goat. These ecosystems are comparable with the semi-arid deserts of Crete. Visit the Water and Coastal Mega-Dioramas with the Mediterranean Seal, the Otter, the Glossy Ibis, the Little Bittern and the Eurasian Spoonbill. In the Living Museum, you will have the opportunity to see live Newts, Vipers, Spiny Mice, and several other animals. Do not miss selected movies in the Multimedia Room.

    Address: Leoforos Sofokli Venizelou
    Email: infonhmc@nhmc.uoc.gr
    Website: http://www.nhmc.uoc.gr
    Telephone: (+30)2810282740, (+30)2810393630
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    Piskopiano Museum of Rural Life- Society of Cretan Historical Studies
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    Piskopiano Museum of Rural Life- Society of Cretan Historical Studies

    The Menelaos Parlamas Museum of Rural Life & Theano Metaxa-Kanakaki Weaving Collection, housed in a 19th-century stone-built olive mill and house (donated by the Parlamas family), was founded by the Society of Cretan Historical Studies in 1988.

    The Museum Collections are organised thematically (wine press, raki still, oven, agricultural implements, Cretan house, smithy, cooper’s shop, carpenter’s shop, olive mill, weavings and weaving tools), centered around the Cretan countryside and objects dating from the late 19th to the mid-20th century. In 2011, following an extensive renovation and expansion (ROP of Crete), the Museum acquired new weaving wings with textiles from the Theano Metaxa-Kanakaki Collections.

    Abundant visual material and digital media offer visitors a wealth of information and documentation on the exhibits. The Museum is accessible to visitors with disabilities and has a small shop, a temporary exhibition room and rest areas.

    Admission

    Adults:

    € 4,00

    Concessions [pupils and students (with student cards), over-65s]:

    € 3,00

    Children 12 and under:

    Admission Free

    Accessible for people with special needs: Yes
    Email: eth@ekim.gr
    Fax +30 28970 23334
    Telephone: +30 28970 23303
    Address: Piskopiano Museum of Rural Life 4, Museum of Rural Life Square Piskopiano, Hersonissos Crete, Greece
    Operation Hours: June – October: Monday, Wednesday - Saturday 10.00 – 18.00 Sundays, Tuesdays & Public Holidays: Closed
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    Argyrakeio Museum of War and Ethnology
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    Argyrakeio Museum of War and Ethnology

    The museum is situated in Episkopi and has 25 display cases in total and an outdoor area where war objects are exhibited, like wirelesses, grenades, parachutes, photographs, maps, documents, a cannon etc.

    Telephone: (+30)2810771501
    Operation Hours: 09:00-16:00
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    Archeological Collection of Gortys
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    Archeological Collection of Gortys

    It is a small museum which is situated in the archeological site of Gortys, one of the most important cities of the antiquity.

    It hosts some of the finds of the archeological sites, maybe not the most important of them, as the most important of them are in the archeological museum of Heraklion but it's worth a visit as it can be combined with a visit to the archeological site of the most important Cretan city in the Roman times, which is like a large outdoor museum.

    Telephone: (+30)2892031144
    Operation Hours: 09:00-16:00
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    Archeological Museum of Archanes
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    Archeological Museum of Archanes

    In the Museum of Archanes are exhibited mainly stone and clay objects as well as exact copies of some of the most important archeological finds of the area Archanes-Yuhtas, which is undoubtedly one of the most important archeological sites of Crete.

    Most of the finds are in the archeological museum of Heraklion but the successful way in which the finds and the copies are displayed, gives the visitor a good image of life in Minoan Crete .

    Telephone: (+30)2810752712
    Accessible for people with special needs: Yes
    Operation Hours: 08:30-14:30 Daily. Tuesdays closed
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    Ecclesiastical and folk Museum of Kalyviani
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    Ecclesiastical and folk Museum of Kalyviani

    At a distance of about 60 km from Heraklion, near the town of Moires, is situated the Kaliviani Monastery which included, among else, folk art workshops.

     The ecclesiastical collection of the museum includes portable icons of the 18th and 19th century, vestments, gospels, manuscripts of the 19th century, woo-carved objects and priceless wood-carved iconostasis of the 18th century. The museum also has a folk department, where items of folk culture and economy are exhibited, like agricultural tools and household items.

    Telephone: (+30)2892022151
    Operation Hours: 09:00-16:00
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    Historical and Folk Museum of Viannos
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    Historical and Folk Museum of Viannos

    The museum has a folk collection, with a large number of objects from the agricultural and everyday life of the inhabitants of Crete, as well as a historical collection of documents, coins, photographs and other testimonies of the 18th, 19th and 20th century.

    It also includes arms and ammunition of World War I and World War II, when the villages of Viannos were completely destroyed. There is also one unit dedicated to I. Kondylakis, one of the most important modern Greek writers.

    Telephone: (+30)2895022801, (+30)2895022778
    Operation Hours: 09:00-16:00
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    Museum of Agricultural History and Folk Art Arolithos
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    Museum of Agricultural History and Folk Art Arolithos

    In fact, the whole complex of Arolithos is an outdoor museum, as it has been built according to the style of a small Cretan village, with the houses, the church, the bakery, the blacksmiths' shop, the threshing floor, the raki cauldron, the cafe, all built according to the traditional Cretan architectural style and surrounded by natural environment which is rich in plants and colours.

    In this model Cretan village there is a folk museum, where items from the everyday life and the economic activity of the Cretan people are displayed.

    Telephone: (+30)2810821050
    Operation Hours: 09:00-16:00
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    Museum of Plastic Arts
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    Museum of Plastic Arts

     The Heraklion Museum of Plastic Arts was established in order to support cultural and artistic activity of all kinds, with particular regard to the advancement and strengthening of the visual arts and the promotion of work by Cretan artists.

     The museum acts as a venue where artists, art lovers and their friends can meet and exchange views in a spirit of solidarity, co-operation and unity, and a place for aesthetic and intellectual cultivation, recreation and learning. To that end, the museum organizes educational seminars and lectures on matters relating to art, as well as conferences, concerts, seminars and publications. The venue is also suitable for use as exhibition space, for association meetings and for nationwide or European-level collaborative projects with other private or state-run museums.


    Contact details:
    3 Nymphon str.,Heraklion Crete
    Tel. (+30)2810 / 226683 - Fax. (+30)2810 / 226489
    e-mail: museum@texni-texniki.gr
    Website: http://www.heraklionvisualarts.gr

    Accessible for people with special needs: Yes
    Email: museum@texni-texniki.gr
    Fax (+30)2810226489
    Telephone: (+30)2810226683
    Website: http://www.heraklionvisualarts.gr
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    St. Catherine’s Museum
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    St. Catherine’s Museum

     Situated northeast of the Cathedral of St. Minas, this church once belonged to the Monastery of St. Catherine on Mt. Sinai
    The church was founded in the second Byzantine period, and was a centre of intellectual and artistic activity from the 15th to the 17th century.

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