Heraklion Archaeological Museum

The Heraklion Archaeological Museum in Crete is one of the biggest and most noteworthy museums in Greece and among the most significant museums in Europe. The museum houses representative artifacts from all the periods of Cretan prehistory and history, covering a chronological span of over 5,500 years from the Neolithic to the Roman Period. Its Minoan antiquities collection on exhibit is the most significant collection worldwide. The museum is justly considered as the museum of Minoan civilization... διαβάστε περισσότερα

The exhibition “VOYAGE”, Museum Herakleidon

VOYAGE-Greek Shipbuilding and Seafaring from antiquity to modern times The exhibition VOYAGE-Greek Shipbuilding and Seafaring from antiquity to modern times is being extended through August 27th, 2017 (Opening hours: Daily and weekends 10:00-18:00, Thursday 10:00-20:00, Ap. Pavlou 37, Thissio-Athens, +30-211.0126486, museum@herakleidon-art.gr). “Voyage” presents the history of Greek seafaring in the Aegean and the Mediterranean from prehistoric times to the middle of the 20th century.... διαβάστε περισσότερα

Museum of Prehistoric Thera

The Museum of Prehistoric Thera at Fira, Santorini, is one of the most important in Greece. It hosts findings from the excavations at Akrotiri, both the older ones conducted by the German Archaeological Institute and the more recent ones by the 21st Emphorate of Antiquities. The late professor Spyridon Marinatos, one the leading archaeologists excavating Akrotiri, had the inspiration to built the museum. The Museum of Prehistoric Thera first opened in the late 20th century and can be considered... διαβάστε περισσότερα

Tomato Industrial Museum

In 2014 the old D. Nomikos tomato canning factory in Vlychada, Santorini was transformed into a modern Tomato Industrial Museum, which also operates as the Santorini Arts Factory, an arts and cultural events venue. The Tomato Industrial Museum offers visitors a trip down memory lane and the old ways of cultivating, processing and producing tomatoes. The Museum’s exhibits include processing machines from 1890, old hand-written factory logs, old tools, the first labels, as well as audiovisual... διαβάστε περισσότερα

Koutsoyannopoulos Wine Museum

If one wants to learn about the history of wine on Santorini, the best way to do is to visit the Koutsoyannopoulos Wine Museum. The museum presents the history of wine and the life of the Santorinian vintner from 1660 to 1970 in an old and labyrinthine winery, eight metres below the surface and 300 metres long. Visitors are shown the history of wine through the use of mobile and still reproductions, while automatic electronic audio guides explain it all in fourteen languages. Great care and attention... διαβάστε περισσότερα

Byzantine and Post-Byzantine Collection of Chania

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... διαβάστε περισσότερα

Archaeological Museum of Kissamos

The Archaeological Museum of Kisamos belongs to the 25th Ephorate of Prehistoric and Classical Antiquities and is located in the homonymous coastal town of Western Crete, which was built over ancient Kissamos.It is 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. The exhibits of the Museum offer an overview of the area’s history from prehistoric times to paleochristian... διαβάστε περισσότερα

Military Museum, Chromonastiri

Chromonastiri is a traditional village built at the foot of Mount Vrysinas, 11 km SE of the town of Rethymno. The building that houses the Military Museum in Chromonastiri is of particular historical and architectural interest being a Venetian mansion – the so-called Villa Clodio – built in 1610 as the summer residence of a Venetian noble family. Villa Clodio maintains architectural characteristics of both the Venetian and the later Ottoman period such as a Venetian coat of arms of “Clodio”... διαβάστε περισσότερα

Museum of Typography by the newspaper “Haniotika Nea”

The unique in Greece Museum of Typography is found in Chania, not far from the city, in the Park of Local Industries in Souda and constitutes the vision of life of its founder, Yannis Garedakis, founder and editor of the newspaper “Haniotika nea”. The Museum of Typography officially opened its gates in May 2005. Museum collection includes hard to find, cast iron printing presses and other instruments as well as tools and objects that present the development of typography from birth, in the days... διαβάστε περισσότερα

The Natural History Museum of Crete (NHMC)

The Natural History Museum of Crete is housed in the renovated former premises of the Heraklion Public Power Corporation, on Dermatas’ Bay. With an area of 3,500 m2, it is the largest exhibition of its kind in the Mediterranean, showcasing the natural environment of Crete and the wider Mediterranean area in an innovative, original way. Visitors have the opportunity to explore Cretan ecosystems alongside their equivalents in mainland Greece and elsewhere in the Mediterranean via dioramas, i.e. full-scale... διαβάστε περισσότερα