The Archaeological Museum of Sitia
The museum was inaugurated in 1984 with the objective of housing regional finds. All items are exhibited in one room, which is divided into four thematic sections. Accompanying texts are provided in five languages. Interspersed among the display cases and in the museum’s entrance hall are Minoan sarcophagi from the cemeteries excavated in the Sitia area. The courtyard also has sections of buildings.
A gold and ivory statue placed in the room’s centre tends to draw immediate attention. Measuring 0.5 m in height and assembled from various recovered pieces, the piece is a rare find of the Late Minoan 1B period.
The museum’s first section, titled Minoan Sitia, contains finds ranging from the Early Minoan civilization to the Late Minoan period (2800-1100 BC). The exhibits’ second thematic section focuses on the palace at Zakros.
The items on display do not provide a complete picture of the palace because many finds from early excavations are on show at the Heraklion Archaeological Museum.
The third section, titled Geometric and Archaic Sitia, includes finds ranging from the 9th to the 5th centuries BC.
The museum’s fourth section focuses on Sitia during the Hellenistic and Roman periods.
Archaeological Museum of Sitia
National Road Sitia-Piskokefalos
Opening Hours: Daily 08:30 – 15:00 except Mondays
Admission: 2€ reduced 1€