Archaeological Museum of Kissamos, Kissamos

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  • Nice little Museum with beautiful pieces which many originals. Visit on 2 floors. Nice staff, a lady came we comment on some parts
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  • Mid-August on a hot afternoon we were here one of the few guests. Entrance only €2, child of 17 free. Two floors, divided on chronology. Beautiful pieces, many amphorae, pictures, mosaics which have been excavated. The collection includes parts of both the Greek and the Greek-Roman era. Clear explanations, both about the history of Crete and the neighborhood around Kissamos, as on the articles themselves. Nearby extensive parking.
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  • A nice Museum, neat and interesting. It is small, but charming. The staff is very friendly and available to talk about their passion. The visit is a 1 hour maximum, but rich in history. He is there virtually no one. I recommend this tour in the middle of the city.
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  • Worth a visit for mosaic alone. Located right in the centre of Kissamos the museum entry charge is just €3. Although not a large display, there are some wonderful items and very good interpretive captions and narrative. The collection is on two floors linked by both stairs and a lift. For us the highlight was the display of Greco-Roman mosaics. I would have scored the museum higher but for two things. Firstly a very strange policy on photography (no zoom or tele lenses????) and secondly, there was display lighting in place but it was not switched on. Consequently some parts of the display were poorly lit and other parts were not shown off to full effect. The mosaics would have looked vibrant if the lighting had been switched on. Perhaps the gloom was part of the austerity measures. However, still a good 20-30 minutes well-spent seeing artefacts from the rich Cretan heritage.
  • Not the biggest museum, but some good things to see here.
  • Small but interesting
  • Enjoyed this local museum. Two story exhibition focused on ancient times.
  • Interesting Museum! I've learned much new things about the history of Crete.

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Where to stay in Kissamos

Stay close to Crete's sandy beaches by booking a room at a seafront hotel in Kissamos. Although pricey, rooms with sea views fill up early in the season, so if you arrive late or without reservations, look for one of the area's family-run guesthouses. If you need more space and privacy for the entire family, consider the town's self-catering apartments, which provide air-conditioned bedrooms, fully equipped kitchens, and complimentary Wi-Fi throughout the premises.
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