January 2019: the museum is closed due to works and is not expected to open in 2019.
Until the re-opening there are some temporary exhibitions in the museum with free entrance.
The Archaeological Museum of Agios Nikolaos is one of the most important of Crete and has been operating since 1970. Its collections include important archaeological finds from all over Eastern Crete, an area ranging from Malia to Zakros. The exhibits are classified from the Neolithic period (5700 – 2800 BC) until the Roman times (100 BC – 400 AD) More than 1500 vases of the 3rd millennium BC, many gold and bronze objects of the oldest found in Crete) decorate its showcases.
- Read about Agios Nikolaos, the charming coastal city of east Crete
- Not far away to the north of Agios Nikolaos lies the Spinalonga island – the former leper colony