The Archaeological Museum of Agios Nikolaos was created in order to exhibit finds from eastern Crete, which, until then, used to be carried to the Museum of Heraklion.
The exhibition is not in its final form yet, but it covers a long period of time from the Neolithic times to the end of the Greco-Roman period.
The museum operates in a stone-built and recently renovated building in a place full of trees near the village of Fodele, where the great artist Domenico Theotokopoulos is believed to have been born and lived before leaving Crete.
In the museum the visitor can see some copies of his works as well as the representation of his workshop.
The Natural History Museum of Crete is housed in the renovated former premises of the Heraklion Public Power Corporation, on Dermatas’ Bay.
With an area of 3,500 m2, it is the largest exhibition of its kind in the Mediterranean, showcasing the natural environment of Crete and the wider Mediterranean area in an innovative, original way.
The Archaeological Museum of Sitia is located on the beginning of the road leading from Sitia to Ierapetra.
It contains shells from the neolithic cave of Zakros and some neolithic stone axes from various places of the prefecture. There are also some Early Minoan vases from the cemetery of Agia Fotia.
Phaistos (Phaestos, Phaestus, Faistos, Festus and Festos) was one of the most important centres of Minoan civilization, and the most wealthy and powerful city in southern Crete. It was inhabited from the Neolithic period until the foundation and development of the Minoan palaces in the 15th century B.C.
The Venetian fortress of Rethymnon, almost in the centre of the old town. The giant Fortezza, with its hidden centuries of history, is visible from every corner of the town and offers panoramic views of Rethymnon and the coast to the west.
The archaeological site of Knossos is probably one of the most famous monuments in the world. Its reputation is due to the ancient history and legend around the palace of Knossos, but also to its "modern" history and its restoration. The palace lies 5 kilometres southeast of Heraklion.
The palace of Kato Zakros is located at the eastern end of Crete at the slopes of a low rocky hill and surrounded by rugged mountains to the east. A stone paved road took the inhabitants from the palace entrance to the nearby harbor which was easily reached in a few minutes by foot.