Akrotiri was a settlement with stone-paved streets and squares, a prudently designed zoning plan and an advanced sewage system. The houses were two- and three-story, built with stone and mud. The ground floors housed craftsmen’s workshops and storerooms, mainly for food. The rooms of the upper stories were bathed in natural light streaming in through large windows. Most walls were decorated with elaborate paintings depicting people, animals and plants. The furniture was wooden and the...
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There is a place in Crete which is protected as an archaeological site but also as a natural woodland by law. The excavation teams that have worked at the site have planted rows of trees to delineate pathways, while the site of the museum that will one day house all the finds is just a short walk away, on the other side of the hill.
One of the most impressive observations about the site is the care taken by the archaeologists to preserve the natural environment, allowing visitors to...
Good news about the Archaelogical Museum of Heraklion this outstanding and one of the most important in Greece.
All galleries of the first floor of the Heraklion Museum will be open to the public, starting from the 1st of August.
The new permanent Sculpture Collection and the Gallery of the Minoan Frescoes will also be on display. The re-display of the Minoan collection galleries in in progress. We would like to notify the visitors that within the next few days selected items of...
The current plan is for the Archaeological museum in Heraklion to open in August with a temporary (partial) selection of exhibits.
This date is much delayed from the originally intended April opening, but it is still by no means cer- tain.
Will ”resignations be forthcoming” because of this delay? Only if the Greek populace start demanding more from their politicians and bureaucrats (just like anywhere else)...which they show little sign of doing. However we believe in better...
The long walk - that popular gorge - the Samaria gorge in Crete (said to the the longest in Europe) will present its dramatic slot in the world, its rare plants and wildlife for enjoyment - opening estimated by 20th of April 2007.
Note: Opening times are subject to change if harsh weather causes rockfalls or excess water run-off before that day.
A new gourmet restaurant - with lush tech modern design - has opened in Heraklion, Crete on Epimenidou Street ...
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