Museums & Cultural Centers

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Rare and valuable findings of various civilizations, ranging from the Neolithic period, through Minoan times and up until the modern era, have been excavated in the Sitia area. All those civilizations that had flourished in this land have bequeathed to us superb specimens of their material and spiritual wealth, now on display in an number of local museums.

    • Sitia

    In the town's archaeological museum are placed important finds of Minoan Civilization and other archaic Cretan civilizations.

    • Sitia

    Main products are the internationally renowned olive oil "Sitia", the famous Sitian wine "Topikos" and raki "Varvaki".

    • Itanos

    Collection of Cretan icons and Collection of engravings

    At the museum, visitors can see the old stone oven located in the courtyard house

    • Sitia

    The cultural association of the village and the Educational Society of Hamezi established the Folklore Museum of Hamezi.

    • Itanos

    In the Museum a lot of things, utensils and tools used by older generations since the time of Turkish denomination to 1960.

    • Makrigialos

    At the highest place of the village, next to the old school (which is not active any more) in a wonderfully kept building logdes the folklore museum of Pefki.

    • Sitia

    The Folklore Museum of Sitia was founded in 1975 by the educational and cultural association "Vintsenzos Kornaros". It contains many important folklore exhibits; mainly hand woven materials, embroideries, local costumes, furniture:

    • Sitia

    Inspired by nature, Manolis Th. Perakis- Chalkias created various realistic, as well as imaginary shapes, the main raw materials he used were the natural wood of medlar tree.

    • Itanos

    The Museum of Water in Zakros is housed in the restored watermills which were given away by the owner families in 1997