The Amazing Archaeological Museums in Rethymnon
|January 19, 2013||Posted by under Places|
When in Rome, do as the Romans do. When in Greece, do… museums? Because Rethymnon, an astonishingly beautiful tourist destination, is kind of the museum champion of the world.
Rethymnon houses some spectacular museums and galleries of Europe. Among them, the Archaeological Museum is the most popular museum simply because of the fact that it showcases exquisite artifacts of the Neolithic Age. You know – the birthplace of technology?
Greece is a repository of noteworthy archaeological sites, such as Eleftherna and Axos. Spectacular sculptures excavated from these sites are displayed at the wonderful museum in Rethymnon. Tens of thousands of visitors from all parts of the globe throng to this museum to have a glimpse of the historical sculpture of Aphrodite.It is indeed true that the museum’s exhibits attract the historians from different countries of the world that are intent on conducting historical and archaeological studies pertaining to the Neolthic and the Archaic periods of ancient Greece.
You would be glad to find coins used during the Classical and the Roman periods exhibited, among the various other artifacts at the glorious galleries of the famous Archaeological Museum in Rethymnon. Roman oil lamps are known for their classic models and shapes. You will find scores of them stored with great care and attention much to the delight of the visitors. Among the other objects of historical and archaeological importance you would see many types of glass vessels used by the people during the Roman and the Hellenistic periods. These glass vessels have a lot of artistic appearance about them that you cannot help beholding them with still eyes!
History shows that areas in Greece like Eleftherna and Argyroupolis abound in sculpture of varied styles and art. You would be amazed to see them housed at the historical Archaeological Museum in Rethymnon. What makes this museum stands out in the crowd is its rare collection of inscriptions found from Eleftherna. These inscriptions throw enormous light on the culture and tradition prevailed in ancient Greece much to the benefit of the historians that visit the museum in large numbers.
Some of the other interesting items that you can find in this lovely museum include collection of various seals used by the rulers of ancient Greece and artifacts unearthed from Apodoulou and Monasteraki. These artifacts speak volumes about the significance of the cultural exuberance exhibited by the people of ancient Greece. A wide range of jewelry items, ceramics and earthenware adds glory to the magnificent Archaeological Museum of Rethymnon. Lovers of pottery have much to cheer about for the Archaeological Museum in Rethymnon has a wide range of collection of rare pots from the Hellenistic period. You can also see a few pots that were used in the Classical period in this splendid museum. You can locate this exquisite museum just opposite the breath-taking Rethymnon Fortezza. In fact it is situated exactly opposite the main gate of the fortezza.
A little technical info to help you get by - The museum charges 3 Euros per visitor as admission fee. There are local buses available at your convenience to reach the museum from the hotel where you stay. The Archaeological Museum in Rethymnon is officially closed on all Mondays. It is kept open from Tuesday through Sunday between 8.30 AM and 3.00 PM.