Old blocks on display. Anicent manuscripts on display at the museum.

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Timings : Monday - Saturday: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Entry Fee : Adults - EUR 5,
Senior citizens - EUR 3

Historical Museum of Crete, Crete Overview

The Museum, founded by the society of Cretan Historical Studies highlights the collection of art and history of Crete from the 4th century AD up to the second world war.

The museumÍs finest exhibits are two paintings by El Greco, born in Crete: The Baptism of Christ and View of Mount Sinai, the only works by the artist now on Crete. Another outstanding exhibit is aæreplica of mid-17th century Heraklion, at the time when the city reached its peak under Venetian rule. Of particular interest is the Nikos Kazantzakis Collection, featuring the study and library from the authorÍs home in Antibes, France, personal effects, manuscripts of his works, first editions of books in various languages, etc.

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