The most interesting museums and historical exhibitions in Crete
Are you interested in culture and history and would like to visit a museum during your visit to Crete? Here are our recommendations.
Those who come to Crete enjoy the endless beaches of this beautiful Mediterranean island, the hospitality and the good food. But the island pearl has much more to offer, because Crete, with its millennia-old history, has always been a center of European culture. Archaeologists have found out that Crete has been continuously inhabited by people since 6,000 BC.
Countless finds and excavation sites on the island tell the varied and adventurous story of its inhabitants. Crete was home to the first high culture in Europe from the third millennium BC onwards. The Minoans and their impressive culture played a major role in the development of the ancient Greek world. The legends that originated during this time and were later passed on from mouth to mouth also had a great influence on the Greek mythology.
Anyone who wants to immerse themselves in this fabulous and legendary world of ancient Greece can do so without difficulty by visiting the numerous museums or excavation sites on the island. Forget for a few hours the hustle and bustle of our modern world and let yourself be captivated by long forgotten worlds.
What would you like to experience while on holiday in Crete?
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- Discover amazing beaches
- Stroll through old towns
- Drive off-road with a jeep
- Cycle through beautiful nature
- Get inspired in a museum
- Visit secluded monasteries
- Enter stalactite caves
- Admire archaeological sites
- Explore pristine villages
- Dare extreme sports
- Hike through impressive gorges
- Get to know Crete's finest delicatessen