Lasithi museums

Archeological Museum of Siteia: It was founded in 1984 in order to house the numerous findings of the area. The collection is displayed in a single room with 4 sections. The first section (2800-1100BC) includes findings from the cemetery of Agia Photia Siteias, it is the biggest Minoan Necropolis that has been excavated, whilst there are also finding from some peak sanctuaries. There are also findings from the Minoan town in Paleokastro. The second section is dedicated to the Palace of Zakros. There are some impressively large storage jars. The third section is called Geometrical and Archaic Siteia with findings of Keramic and bronze tiles 9-5th century BC, The forth section is about the Hellenistic and Roman times, there are coins, seals of amphorae among others.

Archeological Museum of St. Nikolas: It was founded in 1970 and it is separated in 8 rooms. IN the first room there is some handmade pottery and vases from the early Minoan cemetery of Agia Photia and also from the cave of Pelekiton Zakrou. In the next rooms there are findings from an early Minoan settlement 2600-2300 BC in the entrance of the village Myrtos. There are some stained vases among the findings as well as golden jewelry. In another room 1700-1450 BC there are sarcophagus and inscriptions of Linear A writing. There are also many specimens of Post Minoan Pottery. Last but not least there are findings from the ancient town of Lato as well as Opous (today Kritsa and Elounda). These findings are from the Classical , Hellenistic and Roman period.

Archeological Collection of Ierapetra: It is a small but interesting collection that is housed in a building of the 19th century AD which functioned initially as the Ottoman School of Commerce. There are findings from all time periods. The building is also interesting because it is a mix of Ottoman and Venetian architecture.

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