Lonely Planet review
This showcase of archaeological finds from the area has objects spanning the arc from neolithic to Roman times, with an emphasis on Minoan civilisation. One of the key items is the Palekastro Kouros – a figure painstakingly pieced together from fragments made of hippopotamus tusks and adorned with gold. Finds from the palace at Zakros include a wine press, a bronze saw and cult objects scorched by the conflagration that destroyed the palace. Among the most valuable objects are the Linear A tablets, which reflect the palace’s administrative function.