Sitia Archaeological Museum
This museum displays a collection of local weaving and other exhibits of folk life.
In the quiet streets of Sitia’s old town, where pebbled steps amble gently uphill from the waterfront, occasional examples of Venetian...
Strategically perched atop a hill above town, this structure is locally called kazarma (from the Venetian casa di arma ) and was built...
With its quirky art and easy tunes, this is a welcome slice of boho charm. Fruit salads, club sandwiches, fresh juices and coffee make...
Gregarious owner Zorba, with his sailor’s roll, sea captain’s cap and bushy moustache, looks as if he’s stepped from a traditional Greek...
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Sitia Archaeological Museum information
This museum houses an important collection of local finds spanning neolithic to Roman times, with emphasis on the Minoan civilisation. One of the most significant exhibits is the Palekastro Kouros – a figure pieced together from elements of hippopotamus tusks and gold. Finds from Zakros Palace include a winepress, bronze saw, jars, cult objects and pots that are clearly scorched from the great fire that destroyed the palace. English and Greek labelling.