In the year 2000, the unique collection of Konstantinos, Marika and Kyriakos Mitsotakis was donated to the Archaeological Museum of Chania. It occupies three small halls in the north side and is in contact with the church of St. Francis. The exhibits constitute 1/3 of the Collection and their display follows chronological order (end of the 4th millennium BC to 3rd century AD). They include findings from Minoan pottery, clay sculptures, stone carvings, seal carvings, jewellery and varia (a variety of objects from different regions).
The Museum organises workshops for the conservation of ceramics, metal objects, coins, frescoes, mosaics and a chemical laboratory, while for the convenience of visitors there is a showroom – shop of the Hellenic Organization of Cultural Resources Development in the specially designed bell tower next to the main entrance.
The aim of the Museum is to promote the cultural history of the area in the best possible way in order toattract a large number of visitors. This includes the organisation of periodic exhibitions, educational programmes and various cultural events in the premises of the Museum.
(Editors:VannaNiniou – Kindeli / AggelikiTsigkou, Archaeologists)
Hours: Tuesday to Friday from 8am to 7pm and Saturday to Sunday from 8:30am to 3pm,
The museum is closed on Mondays!
- Telephone: +30 28210 90334
- Accessible for people with special needs: YES