Category: Museums

Agricultural and Folk Museum of Piskopiano

It is housed in the oil-press of the village and hosts collections with representations of the profession of the blacksmith, the barell maker, the carpenter. There are also agricultural tools, a loom, a raki cauldron etc.

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.

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.

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 i

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 covers a long period of time from the Neolithic times to the end of the G

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, which is undoubtedly one of the most important archeological sites of Crete.

Archeological Museum of Chania

The Archeoplogical Museum of Chania housed in the Katholikon of the Venetian Monastery of St. Francis. 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 N

Archeological Museum of Kisamos

The Archeological Museum of Kisamos 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.

Archeological Museum of Sitia

The Archeological Museum of Sitia 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.

Argyrakeio Museum of War and Ethnology

The museum is situated in Episkopi and has war objects are exhibited, like wirelesses, grenades, parachutes, photographs, maps, documents, a cannon etc.

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 histor

Collection of Chrysopigi Monastery

The collections of the Monastery Chrysopigi include A collection of icons, a collection of manuscripts.

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.

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 chronolog

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.

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 cent

Historical and Folklore Museum Rethymno

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 c

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 displa

Ierapetra Archaeological Collection

The Museum was created at the end of last century, during the Turkish occupation. Change building very often. Currently housed in the Commercial Ottoman School of Ierapetra.

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.

Military Museum, Chromonastiri

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

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).

Museum of Agricultural History and Folk Art Arolithos

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 accordi

Museum of Contemporary Art of Crete - Municipal Gallery "L.Kanakakis"

Τhe Municipal Gallery "L. Kanakakis" was founded in 1992. It is housed in a Venetian building in the heart of the old, historical town of Rethymno, below the Fortezza and the Archaeological Museum.

Museum of Cretan Ethnology

The Museum of Cretan Ethnology consists of an exhibition complex with activities like: Research, Education, Congresses, Library, Designing Room, Sound Laboratories, Photography Laboratories, Conservation Laboratories, Scientific Laboratories, Archives and

Museum of Domenico Theotokopoulos

The museum operates in a stone-built 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 o

Museum of Paleontology Rethymno

The museum is part of the Natural History Museum in Rethymno. Here you can see the path followed by the Crete, the last 300 million years.

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.

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 Saint John the Theologian, around 1500 (Portable icon of the Cretan School).

Museum of the Monastery of Gonia

Museum of the Monastery of Gonia, The Museum owns the following collections, ollection of icons. Collection of books and manuscripts, Collection of liturgical vestments and Collection of heirlooms.

Museum of the Toplou Monastery

There are the following collections, Collection of Cretan icons, Collection of engravings.

Museum of Typography by the newspaper Haniotika Nea

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

Nautical Museum of Crete

The Museum was inaugurated on the 27th May 1973, date of the 32nd anniversary of 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 fir

Nikos Kazantzakis Museum

The Kazantzakis Museum is situated in Myrtia, 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.

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 height in 1

Saint 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 center of intellectual and artistic activity from the 15th to the

The Museum of Arkadi Monastery

The monastery of Arkadi is an Eastern Orthodox monastery, situated on a fertile plateau 23 km to the southeast of Rethymnon and 500m high. The monastery played an active role in the Cretan resistance of Ottoman rule during the Cretan revolt in 1866.

The Museum of Monastery Preveli

Preveli Monastery, located just 37 km from Rethymnon consists of two monasteries. ny 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 o

The Natural History Museum of Crete – 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

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. The building in which it is housed was Italian barracks and was built in 1870 with the designs of Italian architect Maguso.