Historical Museum – founded in 1953 Society of Cretan Historical Studies.  The museum exhibits valuable findings from archaeological, ethnographic and historical material deriving from the medieval and modern periods in Cretan history. Also valuable historical relics of Crete, from the First Byzantine period (330 AD) to World War II, are displayed in its 22 rooms, covering an area of 1,500 square meters. Other rooms also display ceramic and sculpture collections, as well as paintings from the famous painter El Greco who was born in Crete.