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.
The Kouros of Palaikastro
But the most prominent object in the museum 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 from 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.
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