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Archaeological Museum of Sitia

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Address: | Sitia, Crete 72300, Greece
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+30 2843 023917
08:30 - 15:00
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Tue - Sat 08:30 - 15:00

A small but fascinating collection of sculpture, mosaics and artifacts...

A small but fascinating collection of sculpture, mosaics and artifacts dating back to ancient times.

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A worthwile visit

If you are interested in history, and mostly in the local Minoan hstory, visiting the Sitia museum is a must. Most a the valauable pieces found in the region are presented there... read more

Reviewed 10 September 2015
Gimel, Switzerland
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Palmerston North, New Zealand
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Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

This is an exceptional little museum because the explanations make sense! While so many others sites use archaic archeological terms, this museum explains why and how things occurred in a logical, easy to understand manner. We've been around lots of Greek museums, but I learned new things here. It's great value for 2 euros. It was a very quick stop... More 

Thank MnCkiwis
Sussex, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 1 October 2016

Superb, small but vey well laid out museum. 100% recommended to visit. All the exhibits are very clearly laid out and cross referenced with clear explanations and information. Some very interesting exhibits to see; we spent well over an hour in here looking at everything. I particularly wanted to see the Linear A tablets (some of the earliest recorded writings... More 

1 Thank kimski44
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Reviewed 11 September 2016

For its small size the Sita Museum is one of the best educational museum of its ilk I have ever seen. With limited means they designed a very comprehensive exhibition space and the text panels are tremendously well written. Good English, concise and weaving the objects on display into the text seamlessly so you really understand what you see, both... More 

Thank Bram C
Gimel, Switzerland
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Reviewed 10 September 2015

If you are interested in history, and mostly in the local Minoan hstory, visiting the Sitia museum is a must. Most a the valauable pieces found in the region are presented there. Visint the museum, either befor ar after a visit to the archeological sites in the province will be a very useful complement. In addition, bear in mind that... More 

1 Thank jrb437
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Reviewed 9 August 2015 via mobile

This is an excellent museum beautifully laid out around a courtyard. There are large explanatory panels in English and it is arranged chronologically. Very interesting artefacts and explanations of the different Minoan and Greek periods. Because the museum is not too large ( takes maybe an hour) you can get a good understanding of progression of the culture. Beautiful reconstructed... More 

Thank SallyLouiseOnions
Exmouth, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 29 September 2014

The museum is in the centre of Sitia, and well signposted as to its location. This modern building is well worth a visit as the contents are all relative to the area of Eastern Crete and are fascinating even if you are not a fan of Archaeology. Whilst there are not hundreds of exhibits what are there are well displayed... More 

1 Thank grecomel
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Reviewed 4 July 2014

We only stopped in Sitia for lunch but we found this fairly small but recently renovated museum just away from the town centre. It has been really well updated with attractions for children as well. It is probably not worth making a long detour just to make a visit to the museum but if you are in the Sitia area... More 

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Thalgau, Austria
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Reviewed 26 March 2014 via mobile

We visited before the places of Kato Zakros and Mochlos. In this museum you can see what they found their. Not a big museum but a lot of interesting items. I can recommend this museum to everyone who is interested in the Cretan history.

Thank Bernhard_Austria_78
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Reviewed 6 November 2013

Almost everything you see about t The Minoans tells you that you will ne able at this Museum... They have one big room to show what paintings would have looked like, based on fragments, and a small room with a few bits and bobs.. However little else. They have been renovating this museum since 2006 which is why so little... More 

Thank lechatnoir7
Burton on Trent
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Reviewed 26 September 2013

We visited this well presented museum whilst visiting Sitia on an overnight stay. The museum is located slighty back from the main waterfront just by a car tyre facility! Neverthelessthis museum is cheap to enter and presents various finds from the earliest known inhabitants of Crete upto and including the Roman occupation. Exibits include the finds from Kato Zakros and... More 

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