Located in front of the main gate of Rethymno’s Fortezza, in a pentagonal Ottoman building, is the well known Archaeological Museum of Rethymno. The museum houses a variety of interesting exhibits found at ancient sites and caves at the Prefecture of Rethymnon, from the Neolithic to the late Roman period. Visitors will come across a collection of sculptures, inscriptions, glass vases, jewelry, ceramics, statues, grave offerings, weapons and tools, pottery, clay figurines, columns from temples, coins from different historical periods and so on. One of the highlight of the museum is the statue of Aphrodite from the beginning of the 1st century AD.
8am to 3pm Closed on Mondays
Around 1 hour or more
Adults, senior visitors, young adults, families
The statue of Aphrodite
Rethymno Town is known to house several mosques, none of which are currently in use. Muslims visiting the Archaeological Museum of Rethymno will also not be able to find prayer facilities at the attraction. They will therefore have to return to their hotel rooms at prayer times, or if it is possible to locate a secluded place, they could offer their prayers outdoors.
The Archaeological Museum of Rethymno is not known to house a café. There are however numerous restaurants and cafés in the surrounding area. Muslim tourist will not find any that are Halal certified, but they are sure to find plenty that serve vegetarian and seafood dishes that do not consist of any non-Halal ingredients.