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Crete Historical Museum

  
  
  
  

Greece Travel Guide|Museums

Crete Historical Museum is located on the northwest side of Heraklion, near the harbor in the region Bentenaki.


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Crete Historical Museum is located on the northwest side of Heraklion, near the harbor in the region Bentenaki.Crete Historical Museum Housed in a beautiful neoclassical building in summer and the family founded by the Society of Cretan Historical Studies.

The Historical Museum is complete and the Archaeological Museum of Heraklion. That concludes the course of the Cretan civilization, since the museum contains artifacts from early Christian times until today. The exhibits are historical, religious and ethnic significance and characteristics of Cretan folk art projects.


The Museum contains 4 intresting Collections:

* Collection of Sculptures and Inscriptions
* Byzantine Collection
* Historical Collection
* Folklore collection

The basement and ground floor of the museum can see the visitor early Christian, Byzantine and Venetian sculptures, jewelry, inscriptions, weapons used in the various revolutions, documents, uniforms, pictures, sacred vessels and other artifacts of significant value.
On the upper floor you can admire the famous Cretan weavings, wood furniture, maps and photographic historical material.
A room dedicated to the great Nikos Kazantzakis, including manuscripts of his works, personal correspondence and some personal belongings.
The museum has acquired one end of the first works of the great Cretan painter, El Greco, depicting the Monastery of Sinai and the only one located in Crete.