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Although the museums of Lassithi are not large in size, their exhibits are very interesting. The Archaeological Museum of Agios Nikolaos, the capital of Lassithi, was founded in 1970. It exhibits many archaeological finds that have been excavated from the eastern Crete, finds which were then housed in the Museum of Heraklion. Nowadays this interesting museum houses a rich collection of various items found in the surrounding and area from the Minoan to the Roman Period.
Another interesting archaeological museum is found in Sitia. In its modern exhibition halls, visitors are able to admire items dating from the Minoan, Hellenistic and Geometric periods. The Archaeological Museum of Ierapetra is housed in the Commercial Ottoman School building and exhibits various items dating from the Minoan till the Roman period.