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Archaeological Museum of Sitia

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The Kouros is the highlight

The museum in Sitia charges a reasonable €2 for admission. It has a lot of Minoan exhibits from the... read more

Reviewed 16 May 2017
Vancouver, Canada
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Great explanations

This is an exceptional little museum because the explanations make sense! While so many others... read more

Reviewed 27 April 2017
Palmerston North, New Zealand
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16 May 2017
“The Kouros is the highlight”
26 Apr 2017
“Great explanations”
A small but fascinating collection of sculpture, mosaics and artifacts dating back to ancient times.
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| Sitia, Crete 72300, Greece
+30 2843 023917
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Reviewed 16 May 2017 via mobile

The museum in Sitia charges a reasonable €2 for admission. It has a lot of Minoan exhibits from the area including the famous ivory statue (Kouros). Worth going to see a great work of sculpture from before classical Greek civilization. There are also quite a...More

Date of experience: May 2017
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Reviewed 27 April 2017

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...More

Date of experience: April 2017
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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....More

Date of experience: September 2016
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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...More

Date of experience: September 2016
Thank Bram C
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...More

Date of experience: September 2015
1  Thank jrb437
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...More

Date of experience: August 2015
Thank SallyLouiseOnions
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...More

Date of experience: September 2014
1  Thank grecomel
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...More

Date of experience: April 2014
1  Thank Helpmeimlost
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.

Date of experience: March 2014
Thank Bernhard_Austria_78
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...More

Date of experience: September 2013
1  Thank Christopher D
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