• Archaeological guides available

  • Must see

  • Full ticket:4 €, reduced 2€

  • Wheelchair accesible

  • Presentation of the Minoan era

  • Items found on Polyrrhenia and Falassarna

  • Unique mosaic floors

  • Coins excibition

Archaeological museum of Kissamos is located in the city center, next to Skalidi street, the old market center of Kissamos. It is housed in the old building of the Venetian-Turkish Headquarters which was inside the perimeter of the Venetian castle, fortified during the Turkish occupation.

The exhibits of the Museum give an idea of the history in the wider region of Kissamos through the times, from the prehistoric era up to and including late antiquity, i.e. the early Christian period. The exhibition is split into sections based on chronological and local criteria and it takes up the ground and the first floor of the building. This way the visitor comes across the antiquities of the region in chronological order. Moreover, the findings are presented as excavation sets and thematical units.

The exhibition of the Museum provides a lot of informational and educational material. To attract the visitors’ interest and give them a more in-depth look, there is an electronic presentation with research and evidence concerning the most devastating earthquake of antiquity in 365 AD that hit Crete and demolished Kissamos.

Don’t miss the unique mosaic floors

The Archaeological Museum of Kisamos belongs to the 25th Ephorate of Prehistoric and Classical Antiquities and is located in the homonymous coastal town of Western Crete, which was built over ancient Kissamos.

The exhibits of the Museum offer an overview of the area’s history from prehistoric times to paleochristian times. The exhibition is divided in units developed in the ground floor and the first floor of the building. So, the visitor gets acquainted with the antiquities of the area in chronological order. Furthermore, the findings are displayed by excavation set and in thematic units.

The entire exhibition of the Museum includes a lot of information and visual material. To better inform visitors and to attract their interest, the museum offers an electronic presentation with research and documentation on the most destructive earthquake of the antiquity, in 365 A.D., which struck Crete and demolished Kissamos.

Caretaking Authority
Chania Ephorate of Antiquities, Stratigou Tzanakaki Square, P.C. 73400, Kissamos (Prefecture of Chania),

Tel: +30 28220 83308, Fax: 2822083308, Email: efacha@culture.gr,

Open: 8:00-15:00 Monday closed,

Authors Vana Niniou – Kindeli, archaeologist
Aggeliki Tsingou, archaeologist
More information on http://odysseus.culture.gr