Rethymno – Museums

Museums in Rethymno prefecture are of different interests and host on their displays various exhibits, from the impressive and numerous archaeological findings to the works by modern artists. The Archaeological Museum of Rethymno stands out from all the museums of the city. It is housed in a building located at the Fortezza Fortress entrance. The findings from the Minoan, Geometric and Archaic period are among its exhibits.

The Historical and Folklore Museum of Rethymno hosts collections of traditional crafts and folk art objects.

The Museum of Modern Art of Crete is a blending of the old Municipal Gallery “L. Kanakakis” and the Centre for Modern Art Creations and has a permanent collection of about 500 works of contemporary Greek artists covering a wide range of Modern Greek art from 1950 until today.

The Marine Life Museum possesses a large collection of mollusks, sponges, Cnidaria (jellyfishes), various species of fish and some fossils.

The Paleontological Museum of Rethymno operating since 2009 in the restored Mosque Veli Pasha gives the visitors an opportunity to experience an important part of the Crete evolution and geological and paleontological changes in a long-term 300 million years.

The Archaeological Museum of Ancient Eleftherna will be a unique museum, which will open its doors to the public in mid-2015 and will be the first museum on Crete located in an archaeological site.

It is not only the Rethymno museums that are stealing the headlines and deserve the visitor’s attention. There are also significant museums located in villages like Papageorgoulakeio Folklore Museum Asomatou, the Prinari Mill, the Kapsaliana Olive Museum and much more.

Browse the unique museums of Rethymno through Terrabook…

  • Collection of Eleni Frantzeskaki

    The Collection of Eleni Frantzeskaki in Rethymno prefecture is housed in a building on the Chimara Street in the city of Rethymno.

  • Military Museum of Chromonastiri

    The Military Museum of Chromonastiri in Rethymno prefecture is located in the central square of the homonymous village , 10 kilometers south of Rethymno .

  • Poliou House

    The Poliou House is a folklore museum located in the village Asteri in Rethymno prefecture , 13 km approximately west of Rethymno .

  • Cultural Center Anestis and Manolis Anagnostakis

    The Cultural Center Anestis and Manolis Anagnostakis is located in the village of Roustika , 20 km approximately southwest of Rethymno .

  • Papageorgoulakeio Folklore Museum in Asomatos

    Papageorgoulakeio Folklore Museum in Asomatos, folklore museum father Michalis asomatos, folklore museum of asomatos

  • Paleontological Museum of Rethymno

    The Paleontological Museum of Rethymno is located in Rethymno prefecture in the city of Rethymno,operating since 2009 inside the restored Veli Pasha Mosque.

  • Prinaris Olive mill

  • Museum of Contemporary Art of Crete

    The Museum of Contemporary Art of Crete in Rethymno is located in the center of Old Town, near the Venetian wall and the Archaeological Museum of Rethymno.

  • Woodcarving museum in Axos

    The Woodcarving Museum of Axos in Rethymno prefecture is located in the homonymous village at the root of Psiloritis, 45km approximately east of Rethymno.

  • Wax Figures Museum in Zoniana

    The Wax Figures Museum in Zoniana is located in the central square of Zoniana in Rethymno prefecture, just 50 kilometers east of the city of Rethymno.

  • Marine Life Museum

    The Marine Life Museum of Rethymno prefecture is located in the center of the Old Town of Rethymno, housed in a beautiful two-storey house.

  • Museum of the Greek Traditional Costumes

    The Museum of the Greek Traditional Costumes of Rethymno prefecture is located in Roustika, 20 km approximately southwest of the city of Rethymno.

  • Olive Museum in Kapsaliana

    The Olive Museum in Kapsaliana is located in the homonymous village of Rethymno prefecture, about 18 kilometers southeast of the city of Rethymno.

  • Folk Museum in Somatas

    The Folk Museum in Somatas is located in the homonymous village in Rethymno prefecture, on the road towards Armeni and Spili and operates since 1971.

  • Folklore Museum in Amnatos

    The Folklore Museum in Amnatos is located in the homonymous village of Rethymno prefecture, close to the Arkadi monastery and 18km far from Rethymno

  • Historical and Folklore Museum of Rethymno

    As the Historical and Folklore Museum of Rethymno we now call the 17th century Venetian manor in the Old Town of Rethymno on the Vernardou Street.

  • Ecclesiastical Museum in Roustika

    The Ecclesiastical Museum in Roustika is located southwest of Rethymno, in Roustika village next to the church dating back to the 14th century.

  • Ecclesiastical Museum of Rethymno

    The Ecclesiastical Museum of Rethymno, founded in 1994, is located in the city of Rethymno at Metropolis Square opposite the Cathedral

  • Ecclesiastical Museum of Preveli Monastery.

    The Ecclesiastical Museum of Preveli Monastery is located inside the homonymous monastery in Rethymno prefecture and, particularly, in the Rear monastery.

  • Ecclesiastical Museum of Arkadi monastery

    The Ecclesiastical Museum of Arkadi monastery is located in the southern wing of the monastery in Rethymno prefecture, 23 km far from Rethymno

  • Archaeological museum of Rethymno

    The Archaeological museum of Rethymno in the homonymous city is near the entrance to Fortezza Fortress in a building dating to the Ottoman rule period.

  • Archaeological museum of Ancient Eleftherna

    The Archaeological Museum of Ancient Eleftherna in Rethymno prefecture lies at the archaeological site of Ancient Eleftherna, 25 km southeast of Rethymno

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