The rich archaeological material, which has been gathered from the excavations that the 13th Ephorate of Byzantine Antiquities in the prefecture of Chania has been conducting for many years, as well as from collections and donations, was a collection that clearly records the historical course of the westernmost prefecture of Crete The Early Christian years up to the Ottoman domination. Representative samples of this collection are displayed in the San Salvatore temple.
The purpose of the presentation of the material of the Collection is to illustrate the historical and artistic character of the prefecture of Chania during Byzantine and post-Byzantine times. The exhibits were grouped by type in sections: mosaics, tombstones, frescoes, icons, architectural sculptures, ceramics and miniature crafts, coins.
The works of each section are presented in chronological order. Maps and explanatory tables inform the visitor of the origin of the exhibits and the historical context of their time.