Sitia Archaeological Museum
This museum displays a collection of local weaving and other exhibits of folk life.
This towering structure, locally called kazarma (from the Venetian casa di arma ), was a garrison under the Venetians. These are the...
Mainstream sounds range throughout the day and deep into the night at this popular waterfront cafe-bar.
On the quiet southern end of the waterfront, this traditional place uses well-sourced local ingredients and wood-burning cooking...
Piskokefalou · interesting places nearby
Sitia Archaeological Museum information
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.