The first room exhibits date from the Late Bronze Age to the Roman times and come from the adjacent Aphrodite Sanctuary. Here is also the conical stone, which was the presence of the honoured Goddess. Among the exhibits is the impressive 6th century BC limestone sarcophagus, a unique find discovered in 2006 in the Kato Alonia area. It has a fresco-painted decoration with scenes inspired by the Homeric epics: the main view depicts a war scene with Hercules in the centre, while the other side of the sarcophagus depicts the escape of Odysseus and his companions from the Cave of Cyclops.
The second room of the museum exhibits findings from the rich necropolises of the area, dating from the 2nd millennium BC. up to the medieval period. The exhibits here are displayed chronologically. Entering the site, visitors can see archaeological material dating from prehistoric times to Roman times: stone tools, metal objects, pottery specimens, jewellery, clay figurines, inscriptions and sculptures. In the centre of the hall are architectural remains, including Ionic and Corinthian columns. The last part of the site is occupied by Byzantine and medieval objects. Here you can see useful vessels intended for the production of sugar from the adjacent ‘Stavri’ area, as well as remarkable specimens of glazed ceramics, local as well as listed. Also deep in the room are two Venetian cannons.
Winter Hours (September 16 to April 15): Monday-Sunday: 8.30am – 5.00pm
Summer Hours (April 16 to September 15): Monday – Sunday: 8.30 -19.30