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  • BATTLE OF CRETE AND NATIONAL RESISTANCE MUNICIPAL MUSEUM

    Open: 08.00-15.00 all year   * In May it often stays open in the afternoons.   The museum is housed in a large room in a building in the centre of the town. Among the Museum's exhibits are thousands of authentic photographs, paintings and drawings of the Battle of Crete and the national resistance, about two hundred books, monographs, essays on the historic events from 1941 to 1945, hundreds of documents and a great many newspaper cuttings. The Museum also includes a variety of objects related to the war (arms, accessories, uniforms, items of everyday use etc.).   In addition, the museum also operates as a research centre thanks to a team of researchers and scientists who have undertaken to collect archival material from ten countries, to translate war documents of the 1940-1945 period, as well as to write about the Battle of Crete.  

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    Doukos Mpofor & I. Hatzidaki Str. - Iraklio
    2810221227
  • CRETAN OPEN-AIR MUSEUM LYCHNOSTATIS

    Open: Daily: 09.00-14.00 Saturday: closed   Tickets: Adults: 5 € Students: 3 € Children (4-12 years' old): 2 €   The ''LYCHNOSTATIS'' Museum in Hersonissos, it is a conservation and visibility area of Folk Life and Folk Culture of Crete. It is a Natural Folklore Museum with four main thematic collections: 1. FOLKLORE / ETHNOGRAPHIC COLLECTION [local occupations, customs, social attitudes and lifestyle, legends and other folklore-ethnographic data]. 2. NATURALISTIC / COLLECTION OF CRETAN FLORA [Cretan flora, which is presented through ethnic botanical elements, and mineral wealth of Crete]. 3. ARTISTIC / FOLK ART COLLECTION [Autodidacts Cretan artists with their works emerge as successors of anonymous folk art and the collective memory and cultural heritage of the site]. 4. PRE-INDUSTRIAL TECHNOLOGY / PRE-INDUSTRIAL TECHNOLOGY COLLECTION [machines operating in Crete during the late preindustrial period and features the expertise that existed].  

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    Hersonissos - Iraklio
    2897023660
  • HERAKLION ARCHAEOLOGICAL MUSEUM

    Open: Winter: From the 1st of November 2014 until 31st of March 2015 Monday 11:00- 17:00 Tuesday-Sunday and bank holidays 08:00-15:00   Summer: From the 1st of April 2015 until the 31st of October 2015: Monday: 8:00 - 20:00 Tuesday-Sunday and bank holidays 08:00 - 20:00   Tickets: Full: €6, Reduced: €3 A special 10 Euros ticket is valid for visiting the Heraklion Archaeological Museum and the palace of Knossos; it can be purchased at both sites. Please note that the individual opening hours may differ. Special ticket package: Full: €10, Reduced: €5 The single ticket for Knossos - Heraklion Museum costs 10 Euros. Valid for: Heraklion Archaeological Museum, Knossos   The collections of the Herakleion Archaeological Museum include unique works of Cretan art, found in excavations across the central and eastern part of the island and which cover a chronological span of roughly 7000 years, from the Neolithic (7000 BC) to the Roman period (3rd century AD). Most objects date to prehistoric times and to the so-called Minoan period, named after the island's mythical king, Minos. They include pottery, carved stone objects, seals, small sculpture, metal objects and wall-paintings, which were discovered in palaces, mansions, settlements, funerary monuments, sanctuaries and caves.   After the completion of the new exhibition project in April 2014, the exhibition occupies a total of twenty seven rooms. Several important themes, such as Minoan wall-paintings are presented separately from the overall chronological sequence. The objects give a complete image of Cretan civilization, as it developed in different regions and important centres. Social, ideological and economic aspects form the core of the display, with a strong focus on religious and ceremonial practices, mortuary habits, bureaucratic administration and daily life. Explanatory texts, photographs, drawings and models of monuments supplement the exhibition.

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    2, Xanthoudidou Str. - Iraklio
    2810279086,2810279000
  • HISTORICAL MUSEUM OF CRETE

    Open: Winter (November to March): Monday-Saturday: 09.00-15.30 Sundays & Holidays: Closed   Summer (April-October): Monday-Saturday: 09.00-17.00 Sundays & Holidays: Closed   Tickets: Full: 5,00 € Reduced: 3,00 €   The Museum was founded in 1953 and includes the following collections of exhibits:   1. Byzantine-Mediaeval collection, Byzantine, Venetian and Turkish sculptures and inscriptions, wall paintings (13th-16th cent.), sacred vessels and vestments, coins, jewellery and miniature work of the Byzantine and Venetian period. Also the only existing painting in Crete by Domenicos Theotokopoulos (El Greco) entitled "View of Mount Sinai and the Monastery". 2.Historical Collection: Relics of the Cretan revolutions of the 19th century and of the Cretan State (1898-1913). Flags, arms, portaits of heroes of the patriotic struggles, jewellery, engravings, furniture, costumes, maps, memontoes. Also historic documents and a collection of photographs. 3. Folk art collection: Hundreds of representative samples of Cretan folk art(women and embroidered articles, Lace, costimes, jewellery, miniature work, musical instruments etc). Reproduction of the interior of an old Cretan rule house. 4. Nikos Kazantzakis Room: the desk, library, personal mementoes and manuscripts of many of the works of the great writer. 5. Tsouderos Room: the desk, library and personal mementoes of the Prime Minister of the Battle of Grete, engravings, maps, rare editions and a collection of Cretan postage stamps.  

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    27, Sofokli Venizelou Ave. - Iraklio
    2810288708,2810283219
  • MUSEUM OF CRETAN ETHNOLOGY

    Open: April-October: daily 10.00-18.00   Tickets: Full: € 3, Reduced: €  1,5   The ethnographic museum and its exhibits cover the second millennium AD in Crete. In the first phase of the historical development of the island with the retrieval by the Byzantines in 963 and their presence until 1205, the Cretan people entering the Greek revival of the Middle Ages. Over the next 700 years of occupation by the Venetians and Turks, the people he will not only not succumb to cultural occupiers, but will evolve creatively through the centuries, maintaining the standards of the empire. The Report presents 3000 exhibits from all over Crete and follows the ethnological taxonomic social work Human: Nutrition, Architecture, Weaving, Arts - Commerce, Transportation, Customs and Traditions, Social Organization.

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    Voroi Pirgiotissis - Iraklio
    2892091110
  • NIKOS KAZANTZAKIS MUSEUM

    Open: March-October: Wednesday-Sunday: 09.00-17.00   November-February: Only on Sundays: 10.00-15.00   Tickets: Full: 3 €, Reduced: 2 €   The Nikos Kazantzakis Museum pays tribute to the important intellectual, author, thinker, philosopher, politician and traveller Nikos Kazantzakis. The Museum holds manuscripts and notes by the author; samples of his correspondence with major thinkers, politicians and authors of his time; first editions of his works in Greek and other languages; rare photographic material; souvenirs from his travels; personal effects; models, costumes and other material from theatre productions of his works in Greece and abroad; portraits and sculptures of the author; dozens of foreign-language editions of his works from all over the world, all a legacy that brings alive the memory of Nikos Kazatzakis and promotes his work and personality.  

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    Myrtia - Iraklio
    2810741689