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Crete Sights

Archaeological Museum

  • Odos Palaiologou 74 Map It
  • Ayios Nikolaos

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

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Sight Details:

  • €3
  • Tues.–Sun. 8:30–3

Updated 08/26/2014


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