Homo Sapiens Museum

(700.000-100.000 B.C.)
For 700.000 years man is helpless against the forces of nature and is chased by the wild beasts which devour him. He has no fur to protect him from the cold, no wings to fly, no sufficient physical strenth and he is also naked and barefoot. Thus, he finds shelter in caves.
Average life expectancy: 25 years

Period of transition from the Cave Age to the Paleolithic Age (50.000 B.C.)
Man leaves the cave for the first time. He now gathers fruit, creates tools which are however not yet perfect and
starts to paint and to make music. Everyday he lights a fire to keep warm, to cook his food or to scare and keep the wild animals away.
Average life expectancy: 30 years

(30.000 B.C.)
The stone begins to play an essential part in the life of man. He uses the stone as a weapon, a tool or even as a
building material. He has tamed the dog and has begun to hunt, to fish and to cultivate the land. He starts to lead a
nomadic life. In the meantime, the first settlements appear.
Average life expectancy: 35 years

(10.000 B.C.)
Man has now almost perfected the art of making tools. He has tamed the horse and the sheep and devotes a substantial
amount of time to the rearing of animals and the cultivation of the land. He no longer wears sheepskin and produces the first textile fabrics.
Average life expectancy: 38 years

(3.000 B.C.)
The discovery of copper and iron makes it possible for man not only to create perfect tools and weapons but also to
dominate over animal kingdom and to constantly improve his living conditions. The invention of the script and the
wheel will come to play a very important role in the future of the human species.
Average life expectancy: 45 years

At the 45th kilometer of the road from Heraklion to Lasithi’s plateau, at the most beautiful spot of the road leads to Dikteo Andro, ancient’s Bethlehem, we created a thematic park, in which we present the evolution of human from the caves to the moon. We believe that our project is an offer to the local tourism, education and the culture in general. At our location except from your visit at the thematic park, you can also find places to rest or eat, a souvenir shop and to have the chance to photo shoot the endless land of Crete and the Aegean Sea.

-George Petrakis

We are waiting to welcome you at the Homo Sapiens Museum!

Call us for more information:

Phone : 2897051880
Mobile : 6944887974

Opening hours:

April – October
09.00 – 19.00 daily