The rich archaeological 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.