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The Ancient Side Of Crete


The Museum of Ancient Eleutherna displays exhibits from the site of Eleutherna flourished from the Greek Dark Ages until Byzantine times. The site lies 14,5 kilometers from the Resort on a narrow northern spur of Mountain Psiloritis the highest mountain in Crete. The Museum of Ancient Eleutherna was inaugurated on 19 June 2016 and is the fourth museum in Greece exclusively focusing on a single archaeological site. The exhibits span a period of three and a half millennia (3000 BC to 1300 AD) and include objects of art and everyday life. The excavations at the site of Eleutherna began in the mid 1980s.

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