A visit to the Historical Museum of Crete will bring to life the history and culture of Crete, from the first centuries of the Christian era to present time.
Medieval and Renaissance Collection
Byzantine, Venetian and Turkish sculpture and inscriptions: frescoes from the 13th to the 16th centuries; portable icons of the Cretan School from the 15th to the 18th centuries; ecclesiastical vessels and vestments; wood carvings; icons; jewellery and miniatures from the Byzantine and Venetian periods. The collection contains the only painting on Crete by Domenicos Theotocopoulos (El Greco): View of Mount Sinai and the Monastery, c. 1570.
Collection of the Struggle for Independence
Memorabilia from the Cretan insurrections of the nineteenth century and the period of the Independent Cretan State (1898-1913). The collection includes flags, weapons and portraits of insurgent leaders.