Historical Museum of Crete

The Historical Museum of Crete presents a comprehensive view of Cretan history from the early Christian times to the modern era. The initial aim of the museum was to collect and preserve the valuable archaeological, ethnographic and historical material deriving from the medieval and modern periods in Cretan history.

In its specially laid-out spaces (1,500 sq.m.) you can discover the history of Crete covering a period of 17 centuries. 

Also, the neoclassical building of 1903, which today houses the museum is itself a historical relic, as it is classified as a historical monument.

      Permanent Collections:

•    Introduction to the Museum
•    Ceramics
•    Sculptures
•    Numismatic Collection
•    Byzantine and Post-Byzantine art
•    El Greco
•    Ottoman and Modern period
•    Second World War
•    Nikos Kazantzakis
•    Ethnographic Collection