Lassithi Ierapetra Archaeological Museum

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Location: Ierapetra
Don't miss: Museums guide (free admission dates and other useful info)

Note: The museum is currently closed due to renovation works.

The Archaeological Museum of Ierapetra is housed in a historic building that used to belong to the Commercial Ottoman School. The museum was founded during the late 19th century during the Ottoman Occupation Period by the union Ierapetra Philekpaideftikos, as a first attempt in archeological conservation to help preserve the area's archeological findings. Over the years, its collection has been housed in various buildings.

The collection of the museum consists of archeological findings recovered in the entire region of Ierapetra, including pottery, sculptures, figurines, vase, coins, marble inscriptions and tools. They date to various archeological periods, from 3000 BC to 500 AD.
The objects displayed at the museum will familiarize you with some aspects of the culture and art of Crete during the Archaic, Geometric, Minoan, Classical, Hellenistic and Roman Eras.

A full price ticket costs €2 and reduced-price tickets are available for €1 for certain categories of visitors. The museum's opening hours are from Wednesday to Sunday 08:00-15:00.



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