Heraklion Kotsanas Museum

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Housed in the Venetian mansion Palazzo d' Ittar at 18 Epimenidou Street, in the heart of Heraklion Town, the Kotsanas Museum of Ancient Greek Technology offers visitors a unique opportunity to discover the secrets of ancient Greek technology. Being the most comprehensive exhibition of its kind worldwide, it was nominated for the European Museum of the Year award in 2019.

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The exhibition "Ancient Greece - The Origins of Technology" explores a lesser-known side of the ancient world by displaying around 75 highly innovative technological devices. Among them, you will discover the automatic servant (the world's first robot) and the automatic theater of Philon, the hydraulic clock of Ktesibios and the Antikythera Mechanism, the world's first computer.

Through contemporary display tools, Kotsanas Museum allows you to learn about the most fascinating aspects of ancient technology and its contribution to current innovations. Audiovisual material is provided in both English and Greek, while the explanatory texts for each exhibit are available in several languages. Visitors will be able to get a better understanding of the objects on display and their functions through a carefully chosen selection of images, videos and designs. This interactive material is addressed to people of all ages, regardless of their background.

Special workshops, conferences, meetings and events about robotics, mathematics and other fields of science are regularly organized, fusing learning, culture and entertainment.

In addition, the museum offers an outdoor snack bar and a souvenir shop, where you can purchase handmade replicas of the museum's most important exhibits.

For further information regarding ticket prices and opening hours, you can visit the museum's official website.

Official website: www.kotsanasmuseum.com



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