Crete. Emerging cities: Aptera – Eleutherna – Knossos

Athens, Greece

Museum of Cycladic Art












A free self-guided audio tour for the exhibition Crete. Emerging cities: Aptera – Εleutherna – Knossos at the Museum of Cycladic Art in Athens. The exhibition outlines the life of three cities Aptera, Εleutherna, and Knossos, from their founding and development to their abandonment and rediscovery through recent archaeological investigation and excavation.


  • Vessel in the form of a Siren

    1. Vessel in the form of a Siren

    Plastic vessel in the form of a Siren, 2nd – 1st century BC, Aptera.
  • Censer

    2. Censer

    Terracotta censer, with relief face on one side, late 8th/7th century BC, Εleutherna.
  • Lamp in the form of a panther

    3. Lamp in the form of a panther

    Bronze lamp in the form of a female panther, 2nd/1st century BC − 1st/2nd century AD, Εleutherna.

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Museum of Cycladic Art

Τhe Museum of Cycladic Art is dedicated to the study and promotion of ancient cultures of the Aegean and Cyprus, with special emphasis on Cycladic Art of the 3rd millennium BC. It was founded in 1986, to house the collection of Nicholas and Dolly Goulandris. Since then it has grown in size to accommodate new acquisitions, obtained either through direct purchases or through donations by important collectors and institutions.

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AddressNeophytou Douka 4, Athens
Starting pointMuseum of Cycladic Art

Why take a self-guided tour?

This is a self-guided tour based on the award-winning storytelling concept developed by Clio Muse and the fascinating narratives prepared by our handpicked destination experts.

You can enjoy each multilingual tour by using your smartphone or tablet at your own pace even if you are offline. The interactive map on your screen will guide you step-by-step as you explore all points of interest along your route. Each stop comes with a selection of our signature stories allowing you to tailor the tour experience to your personal interests and schedule.

After downloading Clio Muse app, you can access this tour and activate it any moment you wish and also repeat it any time. To best enjoy our multimedia self-guided tour (comprising maps, video, audio and text) we recommend the use of headphones.

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