THE SITES OF THE MUSEUM
The " Museum of ancient Eleutherna - Homer in Crete" was created to accommodate the results of the excavations carried out for thirty years in the ancient city .
It is a modern building approximately 1,800 sq.m., which together with the surrounding area occupies 13 acres, and remotely resembles an ark that emerges from the earth, gazing Ida (Psiloritis). It is divided into two wings with the right one on the ground floor for hosting the guards - ticketing area, and the Study Centre in the left area of the exhibition halls of the museum. The architectural project was designed on a human scale, related to the natural environment, while at the same time as modern edifice is absolutely distinct and recognizable of the era in which it was created.
The large surrounding area in front of the museum features, gardens, trees, a small parking for people with disabilities, and especially paved surfaces with special provisions.
On the back of the building there is a car parking. In the wide space (courtyard) on the east side of the museum a natural outdoor theater was formed, for the holding of events and for the enjoyment of nature and the contemplation of aetokathistras Ida (Psiroreiti) and its peak, where the father of the gods was born, Jupiter, in the Ideon Antron. Everywhere there are trees, plants, and herbs typical of the Cretan flora from antiquity to the present day.
The underground spaces throughout the building house warehouses and modernly equipped laboratories.