The archaeological collection of Ierapetra is housed in the building that once was the Ottoman School. The first items were collected when some of the residents of Ierapetra, lovers of archaeology, established the Educational Association of Ierapetra. The association’s purpose was to collect and preserve any ancient findings in the area. The exhibits cover the history of the area of Ierapetra and are dated from the 3rd millennium BC until the 5th century AD.
The visitor has the opportunity to admire clay sarcophagus, pottery, ancient signs, sculptures, coins and the magnificent statue of the goddess Persephone, wearing a veil. The statue is also called “Kori” which in Greek means daughter and is a common word used for the statues that represent feminine figures.
Informations : Municipality of Ierapetra
Translation : Christina Chrisoula, Christopher Charalambakis