Archaeological and Folklore Collection of Myrtos

The Archaeological and Folklore Collection of Myrtos is housed in a building handed over for the purpose by the Orthodox Church of Ierapetra and Sitia, and it has been open to the public since 2001.

There, one can see Early Minoan exhibits from the excavation at Fournou Koryfi, and the Minoan villa discovered at the hill of Pyrgos. Many items of the collection date from the Roman-period Myrtos.

The most remarkable group of artefacts is a collection of coins dating from the 3rd century until 1968. There is also a room dedicated to the history of the village, mainly of the World War II years, which includes weapons and military equipment. 

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  • location Myrtos, 72200, Ierapetra, Lasithi
  • museum type Archaeological, Folk
  • exhibits Minoan - Roman Period, Popular Culture
  • type Collection
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Visiting hours/info

Daily (except Sunday): 08:30-13:00

Tel.: +30 28420 90022

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