Sitia Archaeological Museum

Sitia Archaeological Museum information

Location
Sitia , Greece
Address
Piskokefalou
Telephone
+30 28430 23917
Prices
adult/concession €2/1
Opening hours
8.30am-3pm Tue-Sun
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This museum houses a well-displayed and important collection of local finds spanning neolithic to Roman times, with emphasis on the Minoan civilisation. Labelling is in English as well as Greek. One of the most significant exhibits is the Palekastro Kouros – a figure 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, jars, cult objects and pots that are clearly scorched from the great fire that destroyed the palace. Among the most valuable objects are the Linear A tablets, which reflect the palace’s administrative function.