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Museums - Loupassis S.A.

Chania

Archaeological Museum

Housed in the Venetian Church of San Francesco. Its exhibits from western Crete and other areas date from the Neolithic to the Roman era, and include idols, statues, inscriptions, weapons, pottery, sealstones, coins, jewellery, etc.

Historical Archives of Crete

A rich collection of folklore and material related to the history of the island. The archives are among the largest in the country, second only to General Archives of Greek State (open daily 08:00 - 13:00 except Saturdays, Sundays and public holidays).

Naval Museum of Crete

On the mole of the Venetian harbor. Exhibits linked with the island´s history. (open daily excepts Mondays ,10:00 - 14:00 From October to the end of May, open afternoons Tuesdays - Thursdays - Saturdays, 16:00 - 18:00, and 17:00 - 19:00, during the other months).

Rethimnon

Archeological Museum

The Venetian loggia is a museum containing interesting archaeological finds from the region as well as a fine coin collection.

Heraklion

Archaeological Museum

One of the most important museums in Greece. Here are assembled almost all finds from the Minoan era. Pottery, stone carvings, sealstones, statuettes, gold, metalwork, the marvelous frescoes form the Royal and Little palaces and villas of the wealthy and finally, the unique painted limestone sarcophagus from Agia Trias.

Historical Museum

Exhibits fro the Byzantine, Venetian and Turkish periods and historical documents of more recent Cretan history. Also a rich collection of folk art consisting of local costumes, textiles, wood carvings and embroidery as well as a representation of typical Cretan House.

Agios Nikolaos

Archaeological Museum

It contains fins from excavations in eastern Crete.

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