Crete is an island filled with history, a place where every nook and cranny has something to say. With such a glorious past, it is inevitable that there are various museums scattered throughout the island for you to visit. Whether you are a history connoisseur or a culture enthusiast, there are options that will enchant and motivate you to have a closer look!

First and foremost, the Archaeological Museum in Heraklion covers a period of over 5,000 years and features some truly impressive collections. Due to its proximity to the Palace of Knossos, you will see numerous exhibits from the Minoan civilization there. Of course, there are archaeological museums in Agios Nikolaos, Chania and Rethymno too.

Nikos Kazantzakis Museum is dedicated to one of the best writers from Crete. His books have been translated in several different languages and his work has turned into classic. An emblematic figure himself, he has always praised Crete and its beauty through his work. And now, Crete pays tribute to the man and writer Nikos Kazantzakis.

Lychnostatis Cretan open-air museum has its origins in a private collection formed over a period of thirty years and has been operating since 1992. Its aim is to promote and enhance the understanding and awareness of the Cretan folk cultural heritage. The museum organizes regular activities, like Greek dancing performances, theater concerts and shows, grape-feasts, wine-tasting, Cretan cooking workshops and many other different activities.

Natural History Museum in Heraklion presents a thorough look at the island's flora and fauna, as well as amazing hidden treasures of nature found not only in Crete. Instead, the museum collections cover the entire Eastern Mediterranean and the geological evolution is displayed in detail.

These are just few of the museums found in Crete. Explore the island and find out more about its history, which is equally diverse and thrilling!
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