Crete, What to See & Do - Kokkini Chani https://kokkini.info/index.php/component/cjblog/category/124-blog-categories/english-en/what-to-see-do/museums?Itemid=504 Sat, 11 Jul 2020 04:52:13 +0300 Joomla! - Open Source Content Management en-gb info@kokkini.info (kokkini.info) https://kokkini.info/index.php/component/cjblog/?view=article&id=651&Itemid=504 https://kokkini.info/index.php/component/cjblog/?view=article&id=651&Itemid=504 “Ancient Greece – the Origin of Technologies”

 

The Hi-Tech inventions then and now! Visitors have the chance to meet over 60 fully functional reconstructions of ancient Greek inventions, accompanied by rich audio-visual material, from the robot – servant of Philon to the cinema of Heron and from the automatic clock of Ktesibios to the analog computer of Antikythera. Each exhibit is a stimulus to relate technology and science and their role to the everyday life of people diachronically.

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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 Archaeological Museum of Chania is subject to the Ephorate of Antiquities of Chania.
The Museum has been housed in the church of the Venetian Monastery of St Francis since 1963.
The exhibits illustrate the cultural history and character of the area through the ages, from the Neolithic period to the Roman era..

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The Archaeological Museum of Agios Nikolaos is currently closed for restoration (date of this edit is 13 October 2015). No re-opening date is available.

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The archaeological Museum of Kissamos was founded in 2005 and is housed in the Venetian - Turkish monument known as Diikitirio ("Headquarters"). Its exhibits provide a longitudinal picture of the region's history from prehistory to late antiquity, i.e. the early Christian Times. 

 

 

 

 

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El Greco tiny museum occupies a centuries-old stone cottage, reputedly the birthplace of Domenikos Theotokopoulos (1541 – 1614). Better known as El Greco, Theotokopoulos trained as an icon painter on Crete, then left for Toledo in 1577, where he adopted Spanish culture and worked until his death. Way ahead of his time, he expressed himself through colour and drama, and his genius was only fully recognised in the 20th century. 

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The Natural History Museum of Crete (NHMC) demonstrates with an impressive manner the natural environment of eastern Mediterranean area with special emphasis on Greece and Crete

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The paternal house of Eleftherios Venizelos in Chalepa Chania was the home of his life for more than thirty years, from 1880 until 1910 and occasionally from 1927 to 1935.
In 1876 his father, Kiriakos Venizelos, bought the land, located in the center of Chalepa, the historical suburb of Chania. In Chalepa during the period of the Cretan State were located the houses of the bourgeoisie, the residence of Prince George, High Commissioner of Crete and the embassies of the Great Powers. The two-storey houses (villas)of  Chalepa –a typical one is Venizelos’ residence- with their gardens and their special relationship with the urban planning, together with the churches of the area, are still urban coefficients and they fully convey the aura of the time in which they were created.

In the two-storey house, according to the original plan of 1880, with the service rooms and the bedrooms on the ground floor and the reception rooms on the first floor, except the internal wooden staircase, it also leads straight from the garden and a stone one, exterior, with two sides. After the death of Kyriakos Venizelos his son Eleftherios and his family were living here. Here his two sons, Kyriakos and Sophocles, were born and his first wife, Maria died.

When Eleftherios Venizelos was designated Prime Minister and left for Athens, in 1910, the house was rented to relatives, foreign diplomats and Cretan politicians, who they used to host him whenever he was visiting Chania..

 

Address: Elena Venizelou Square, Halepa, Chania
Tel.: +30 28210 56008 / +30 28210 51555-6
E-mail: info@venizelos-foundation.gr
Url: www.venizelos-foundation.gr/house

 

 

 

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The Kazantzakis Museum pays tribute to the important intellectual, author, thinker, philosopher, politician and traveler Nikos Kazantzakis.

The Museum is made up of a cluster of buildings in the central square of the historical village of Varvari, now known as Myrtia. The Museum Exhibition is housed on a site formerly occupied by the home of the Anemoyannis family, which was related to Nikos Kazantzakis' father, Kapetan Michalis.

The Museum was founded in 1983 by set and costume designer Yiorgos Anemoyannis, a pioneering figure in Greek theatre. His fundamental aim was to preserve the author's memory and promote his work and thought. Significant assistance was offered by Eleni Kazantzaki, the author's second wife.

The museum opening ceremony was held on 27th June 1983. 

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