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

Archaeological 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 archaeological finds of the area Archanes-Yuhtas, which is undoubtedly one of the most important archaeological sites of Crete. Most of the finds are in the archaeological museum of Heraklion but the successful way in which the finds and the copies are displayed, gives the visitor a good image of life in Minoan Crete. [su_slider source="media: 10487,10488" limit="65" link="lightbox"... διαβάστε περισσότερα

Nikos Kazatzakis Museum

Nikos Kazantzakis, one of the most well known Modern Greek writer word wide, whose works have been translated in more than thirty languages, was born in Heraklion in 1883 and died in Fry berg in Germany in 1957. A little further down from his tomb, on top of the Martinego Bastion, in the recently restored and renovated main Gate of Chandax, Jesus’ Gate of the same name Bastion, an exhibition area has been created, dedicated to our writer, an Odyssey – a Modern gateway/ gate, a journey to his life... διαβάστε περισσότερα

Malevizi Archaeological Collection

The Malevizi Archaeological collection consists of artefacts from all the periods of Cretan history which are exhibited in 40 display cases (in a large hall in the municipality building). The majority of the artefacts were donated from the private collection of entrepreneur Nikolaos Metaxas, assembled between the years of 1959 and 1997 from all over Crete. The museum collection was further enriched with 30 more finds from recent excavations in the region of Malevizi. The collection as a whole paints... διαβάστε περισσότερα

Medieval bridge in Polyanthos

The bridge is located at the exit of Kompsatos, which stems from mountainous Rodopi, is crossed Thracian valley and empties into Lake Vistonida. In the surrounding area have identified several sites with pre-Christian and Christian antiquities with main Byzantine castle of Polyanthos and an aisled basilica between the village of Polianthos and the bridge. [su_slider source="media: 10115,10116,10117,10118" link="lightbox" width="680" height="460" title="no" pages="no"] The three-arched... διαβάστε περισσότερα

Archaeological site of Philippi

Located 15 km from Kavala in Krinides and is one of the most important historical sites in the area. Founded by the father of the Great Alexander and took his name. Includes, the ancient theater of Philippi (where every summer is organised the homonymous Festival), the Forum and the commercial market, the palaestra, the islands with private houses and early Christian churches. It was founded by Thassian settlersin 360 BC. Very soon, in 356 BC, Thassians, as to face the local Thracian tribes sought... διαβάστε περισσότερα

Ancient Theater Maronia

Excavations of the site started in the late 1960's and have brought to light: The theatre of the city, in which two architectural phases are distinguished, dated to the Hellenistic and Roman periods. A sanctuary, probably of Dionysos, dated to the 4th century B.C. , a large Hellenistic house with a mosaic floor, two extensive building complexes, most probably of public function, also dated to the Hellenistic period, parts of the fortification wall of the Classical city. It was constructed in the Hellenistic... διαβάστε περισσότερα

Castle in Pythion

The Castle in Pythio (of the Byzantine Empythio) is located 16 km north of Didymoteicho, near the railway bridge, which enters from the Greek to the Turkish ground. It was built from 1331 to 1341 by Ioannis Kantakouzenos VI, who used it to control the crossings from the valley of the Evros river. Back then, this great river was navigable almost until Filipoypoli and it was the main commercial artery from north to south. Today, out of the small sized, but strong fort, only two large towers... διαβάστε περισσότερα

Ancient Plotinoupoli

The hill of Agia Petra in south-eastern side of Didymoteicho has been largely associated with the Roman Plotinopoli. The city was founded by the Roman emperor Trajan, named in honor of his wife Plotina. This hill, in a strategic position, attracted the archaeological interest before the Second World War. In 1965, during the construction of a trench by soldiers was found a hammered gold bust of the Roman emperor Septimius Severus (193-21 AD), which is now kept in the Museum of Komotini. Systematic... διαβάστε περισσότερα

Castle of Kavala

The castle of Kavala is at the top of the peninsula where the old city is built. During Byzantine times and after them successive reconstructions and interventions in the fortification by the Byzantines, Venetians and Turks, have been done. The castle (citadel) in its present form, was built in the first quarter of the 15th century, based on Byzantine foundations. In its external theater are held cultural events. Castle's Presentation Website: Source: Eastern Macedonia... διαβάστε περισσότερα