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A Kouros in the Archaeological Museum Sitia

The majority of the finds on display in the Archaeological Museum Sitia stem from the excavations of the Minoan palace of Kato Zakros and provide some true masterpieces of Minoan art.

Generally the Archaeological Museum Sitia includes the collection of findings from a period of 40,000 years, from the Neolithic Age to the late Roman era.

The Kouros of Palaikastro 

But the most prominent object in the archaeological museum Sitia is a statue made of gold and ivory that came to light during the excavations of the Minoan city Palaikastro. Just after the entrance hall of the museum, one gazes at the famous statue, the so-called “Kouros of Palaikastro”. Its height is 54 cm. In order to create his body such different materials as hippopotamus ivory, serpentine mineral, rock crystal, wood and gold applications were artfully united.

A true showpiece from the time of 1450 BC., the Kouros alone is worth a visit to the museum.

Useful information(last updated in October 2021)

 

Yes. Photography without flashlight is allowed inside the museum.

Opening times: all year from 08.00-15.00hrs, Mondays and public holidays closed.
Entrance fee: 3 €, reduced ticket 2 €. Or: buy 1 ticket (6 in 1), valid for the following 6 arch. museums & sites and for 5 days, at the price of 7€, reduced 4€:  Archaeological museum Sitia, Kazarma Fortress Sitia, Archaeological site Petras, Archaeological site Itanos, Archaeological site Palaikastro, Archaeological Collection Ierapetra.

Additional information about reduced or free tickets in Entrance fees to national museums and archaeological sites in Greece – General information

Exhibition halls: Piscokefalou Str. 3, Tel: +30 28430 23917

There is also a small museum shop.

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