Opening Hours: Tuesday – Sunday, 8.00 – 15.00
Entry Ticket: 2€
This is a small, but wonderful museum. The mosaics alone are worth the visit and the entrance fee – just 2 euro. You can now buy a ticket that will cover you for other local sites.
“The museum is housed in a Veneto-Turkish city monument known as the Dioikitirio (Government House). It’s exhibits provide a historical picture of the most important city-states in Western Crete, including Polyrrhenia, Phalasarna and the Greco- Roman city of Kissamos from prehistoric times to late antiquity. Mosaic floors, concealed coin hoards and a 4th century BC female tomb with a large number of grave goods are some of the exhibits visitors may admire at the museum.” – extract from Ministry of Culture leaflet.
See the link below for a downloadable brochure about the museum – in both Greek and English.
http://odysseus.culture.gr/h/1/eh155.jsp?obj_id=3465 This link gives details of the opening hours.
It also lists days it is closed for holidays, plus the following free days.
||6 March (in memory of Melina Mercouri)|
||18 April (International Monuments Day)|
||18 May (International Museums Day)|
||The last weekend of September annually (European Heritage Days)|
||Every first Sunday from November 1st to March 31st|