Crete Sights


Archaeological Museum

Archaeological Museum Review

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.

    Contact Information

  • Address: Odos Palaiologou 74, Ayios Nikolaos, Crete, 72100 | Map It
  • Phone: 28410/24943
  • Cost: €3
  • Hours: Tues.–Sun. 8:30–3
  • Location: Ayios Nikolaos
Updated: 05-17-2011

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