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The Archaeological Museum of Agios Nikolaos was created in order to exhibit finds from eastern Crete, which, until then, used to be carried to the Museum of Heraklion.

The exhibition is not in its final form yet, but it covers a long period of time from the Neolithic times to the end of the Greco-Roman period.

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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.

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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.

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The Archeological Museum of Chania belongs to the 25th Ephorate of Prehistoric and Classical Antiquities. It is housed in the Katholikon of the Venetian Monastery of St. Francis.

It has been operating as an Archeological Museum since 1963.

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The Heraklion Archaeological Museum is one of the largest and most important museums in Greece, and among the most important museums in Europe. It houses representative artefacts from all the periods of Cretan prehistory and history, covering a chronological span of over 5,500 years from the Neolithic period to Roman times.

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The Historical Museum of Crete presents a comprehensive view of Cretan history from early Christian times to the present day. It was founded in 1953 and is housed in a two-storey neoclassical building, which was constructed in 1903 on the site of an earlier mansion belonging to the Kalokerinos family. 

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The fatherly house of Eleftherios Venizelos in Halepa of Chania, which constituted his house for more than thirty years, from 1880 to 1910 and later for short periods from 1927 to 1935, today constitutes a Museum under the responsibility of “National Institution of Researches and Studies El. Venizelos”, in which it has been granted by the Greek state.

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The museum operates in a stone-built and recently renovated building in a place full of trees near the village of Fodele, where the great artist Domenico Theotokopoulos is believed to have been born and lived before leaving Crete.

In the museum the visitor can see some copies of his works as well as the representation of his workshop.

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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.

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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 Fryberg in Germany in 1957.  

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The Archaeological Museum of Sitia is located on the beginning of the road leading from Sitia to Ierapetra.

It contains shells from the neolithic cave of Zakros and some neolithic stone axes from various places of the prefecture. There are also some Early Minoan vases from the cemetery of Agia Fotia.

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