Ecclesiastical Museum

A new ecclesiastical museum has opened near to the official cathedral in Rethymnon.

The museum is compact — just one room, but exhibits have been carefully selected and thoughtfully laid out. As one would expect, there are various icons, ecclesiastical vestments and ornaments on display, but the visitor will also find some more unusual items that provide an interesting perspective on the relationship between the church and the community over the last few centuries.

Exhibits that caught our eye included official documents from the Ottoman era, a coin collection and votives (metal effigies used as offerings). When we visited, the staff were very helpful, and we were provided with a detailed catalogue of exhibits in English.

Location: Vasileiou Chali 3 (by Metropolis Square).

Opening hours: Monday to Saturday, 10am—3pm