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Museums


Visitors wanting to know the history of Crete, the achievements and the way of life of its previous inhabitants, can visit our museums and admire, from close up, the treasures on view.

The visitor can admire a number of finds that come from different periods of time, and different parts of Crete, in the various rooms of the Archaeological Museum , where treasures of the Palace of Knossos hold an important place.
The Historical Museum with its various collections offers to the visitor a trip through time from the first centuries A.D. until nowadays, with emphasis on the dramatic history of the city of Heraklion.
In the Museum for the Battle of Crete and National Resistance the visitor can see relics of the glorious, but heartbreaking, period of Cretan resistance to occupation between 1941and 1945.
In the exhibition room of the church of St. Aikaterini of Sinai one can admire representative art work of the Cretan Renaissance that exudes a certain religious awe to the visitor. Damaskinos holds a special place amongst this very special school of work.
Lastly, one can see a totally different exhibition, but equally important and interesting, in the Museum of Natural History where representative samples of the flora and fauna of Crete are exhibited.

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