Museum of Ancient Greek Technology


Kotsanas Museum of Ancient Greek Technology
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Epimenidou Str. 18, Heraklion

The Kotsanas Museum of Ancient Greek Technology studies, highlights and presents to the Greek and foreign visitors the technology of ancient Greeks, an extremely important but relatively unknown aspect of the ancient Greek culture. In a Venetian building, the Palazzo d’ Ittar in the center of Heraklion guests have the unique opportunity to explore the exhibition «Hi-Tech Inventions of Ancient Greeks», which includes approximately 55 selected exhibits, from the robot-servant of Philon to the "cinema" of Heron and from the Hydraulic Clock of Ktesibios to the Antikythera Mechanism.

The exhibits are fully functional and are accompanied by rich audiovisual material in Greek and English. The explanatory information, the analytical designs, the images, the videos, the animations and the references of the bibliography provide a complete experience of visit. Moreover, the museum offers scheduled experiential educational guided tours by qualified staff on a daily basis, for visitors of all grade levels and subjects.

Guests are also able to purchase from the Museum Shop handmade models and copies inspired by the exhibits such as the portable sundial of Parmenion, the tetrantas (quadrant) of Hipparchus, ancient Greek toys and other items. Finally, the Museum Café provides snacks and refreshing drinks in the courtyard of the museum.

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Additional Info

  • Location: Heraklion Prefecture
  • Type: Museum
  • Accessibility: Paved road
  • Opening Hours: Summer 10.00-18.00, Winter: 9:00-17:00
  • Entrance Fee (€): 6€ adults, 4€ reduced, scheduled interactive guiding 10€
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  • Phone: +30 2810220610, +30 6934557648
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