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Archaeological Museum

Archaeological Museum Review

Just outside the entrance to the Fortessa, Rethymnon's Archaeological Museum will impress you again with just how long Crete has cradled civilizations: a collection of bone tools is from a Neolithic site at Yerani (west of Rethymnon); Minoan pottery is on display; and an unfinished statue of Aphrodite, the goddess of love, is from the Roman occupation (look for the ancient chisel marks). The museum building used to be a Turkish guardhouse and prison.

    Contact Information

  • Address: West end of town, next to entrance of Fortessa, Rethymnon, Crete, 74100
  • Phone: 28310/54668
  • Cost: €3
  • Hours: Nov.–Mar., Tues.–Sun. 8:30–3; Apr.–Oct. Tues.–Sun. 8–5
  • Location: Rethymnon
Updated: 05-17-2011

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