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Crete Sights

Archaeological Museum

  • Odos Palaiologou 74 Map It

Updated 08/26/2014

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The Archaeological Museum at Ayios Nikolaos is the island's second-best showcase for Minoan artifacts (after Heraklion's own archaeological museum), most unearthed here in eastern Crete. The prize is the Goddess of Myrtos, a surprisingly contempory-looking statue circa 2500 BC (actually, the entire object is a rhyton, or vessel) of a woman cradling a large jug (the spout) in her spindly arms. There are also examples of late Minoan pottery in the naturalist marine

style, with lively octopus and shell designs.

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Sight Information

Address:

Odos Palaiologou 74, Ayios Nikolaos, Crete, 72100, Greece

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Phone:

28410-24943

Sight Details:

  • €3
  • Tues.–Sun. 8:30–3

Updated 08/26/2014

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