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Heraklion Archaeological Museum included in the European Cultural Route

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The Archaeological Museum of Heraklion in Crete has become the second Greek Museum to be included in the Iter Vitis European Cultural Route.

The Cultural Routes Program, launched by the Council of Europe in 1987, aims to promote wine tourism and highlights the cultural heritage of wine regions.

Boasting an extensive collection of artefacts linking to Minoan civilisation, the Heraklion museum contains a number of unique items such as wine presses, wine jars and wine cups which all connect to wine production and consumption at the time.

Ancient Greek Dolium used to store wine. Photo: Andriana Simos / The Greek Herald.

The Greek Cultural Minister Lina Mendoni said in a press conference that the culture of vine and wine was extremely important in common European culture and its origins go back to ancient Mediterranean times.

Source: gtp.gr

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