Giannis Chronakis Street 26, Heraklion
The house of John Chronakis is a beautiful Ottoman house in the center of Heraklion, which belonged to the Bey Rasih Asprakis. It was restored in 1991 and houses various art objects. Apart from the exhibits, the visitor can see the hammam, the indoor fountain, the murals, the woodwork and rich decorations of ceilings of this excellent sample of Ottoman mansion.
The house hosts antique oriental furniture, paintings by Evangelos Markogiannakis, maps and prints from the 17th and 18th century, old postcards of Rahmizâde Bahaeddin (the first Turkish photographer) from the Grand Castle, i.e. Heraklion. There is also the printing press of Phillipos Vlahos, and there is a copy of the Muslim religion-judge archive of Heraklion (1647-1870).