The Heraklion Museum.
The Heraklion Museum displays almost the entire collection of discoveries made in Crete, covering a period of almost 5,500 years.© Anna Pakutina / 123RF
The ceramic vases exhibited are often decorated with floral and nautical motifs. This amphora is characteristic of the "octopus" style.© Anna Pakutina / 123RF
These statues are kept in the last section of the museum. To the right is a depiction of Hades, the god of the underworld with the three-headed Cerberus at his feet.© Anna Pakutina / 123RF
The bull was a sacred animal in the Minoan region and is often represented in the art of the era.© Anna Pakutina / 123RF
Sculptures, clay and marble figurines, gold jewellery, frescoes... all of these bear witness to the splendour of the ancient palaces and the skill of Minoan artisans.© Anna Pakutina / 123RF