Archaeological Museum Hierapetle Sights of the Ierapetra Travel Guide

Archaeological Museum of Hierapetry

In hierapeterial There is small Archaeological Museum. It is located in the center of the city near the City Hall. The building of the Archaeological Museum is noteworthy in that since 1899, Muslim school has been located here. And immediately after the victory over the Turks, an archaeological museum was organized here.

The collection of the museum in Ierapetra covers the Minoan, Doric, Geometric, Hellenic and Roman culture. Exhibits are collected mainly from the territory of the province of the hierapeter, so the museum can be safely considered to be regional. Here you can see antique statues, miniature ritual figurines, lamps and ritual vessels such as burial urns. In the collection just an infinite number of diverse ceramics – For storing oil and wines, grains and olives. Each era distinguished himself here with his own finds in the forms of vessels and their design. The museum collected a very high quality collection of the archaic period of history. It is represented by decorations and plaques, as well as the few objects of the life of that distant era.

Archaeological Museum Hierapetle Sights of the Ierapetra Travel Guide

The most valuable exhibits of the Archaeological Museum in Ierapetra are the clay pottery circle, the Minoan Sarcophagus with the painting and the Greek marble sarcophagus with images of the myth about Achille (Hercules).

The Archaeological Museum in Ierapetra is open in the summer from 8-30 to 15-00, in winter from 8-00 to 14-30. Day off – Monday. Ticket price is 3 euros.

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