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Welcome to Historical Museum of Crete

Historical Museum of Crete

This museum deals with Crete's more modern history and highlights the islanders' long battle for independence from the early Christian times to the present day. Exhibits include some Cretan folk art, and the Medieval and Renaissance collection contains the only painting on Crete by the island's famous painter El Greco, The Landscape of God-trodden Mount Sinai. Another world-renowned Cretan, Nikos Kazantzakis, author of Zorba the Greek,is also remembered in the museum, which houses a recreation of his study.

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7 Lysimahou Kalokerinou
EUR5 (adults), EUR3 (concessions)
Greek is the national language, but English is widely spoken.

The Euro (EUR) is the official currency, divided into 100 cents. Banks and bureaux de change are widely available and travellers cheques and major credit cards are widely accepted. ATMs are widespread and are generally the cheapest and most convenient method of obtaining euros.

Opening Times
April to October, Monday to Saturday 9am-5pm; November to March, Monday to Saturday 9am-3:30pm. Closed Sundays and public holidays.
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