From Platia Sindrivani (Fountain Square), you can follow Halidon south (away from the sea) up into the rest of the old city, and you'll soon come upon the Archaeological Museum (left) (open Tues-Sun 8:30am-3pm;2euros) housed in what was the Venetian church of San Francesco, once a very sumptuous affair. Later it was a mosque, with the base of the minaret and fountain remaining outside in the courtyard, as well as sculptures and decorative fragments from buildings. The museum exhibits include: Minoan pithoi (large clay storage pots), Minoan larnakes (clay tombs), tablets from Kastelli with inscriptions in Linear A and B scripts.,classical sculpture (right), Greco-Roman glassware, Roman mosaics.
The Folklore Museum (Mon-Sat 9am-3pm and 6-9pm;1.50euros) is in a beautiful mansion in the same courtyard as the Roman Catholic Church.
The Cathedral, set in a small square, was built during the last century, and is rather small and not terribly exciting, but above it on Odos Skridlof, is the fascinating street of traditional leather-workers where, despite concessions to tourism high Cretan boots are still made, as well as sturdy work shoes.
To the east of here is the cross-shaped Market, said to be modelled on the market at Marseille, and dating from the early 1900s. Behind it is a little shady square.