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