As ancient finds at Amari, Monastiraki, Apodoulou and Ancient Sybritos areas testify that pottery has a long-term history. Ceramic pots of unique elegance and craftmanship are decorated with natural motifs , proving the artistic ability of Minoans. This ancient art was maintained and developped overtime and traditional craftsmen still create useful and decorative objets of exquisite quality , following the tradition of their ancestors. Pottery has a continuing historical presence for more than 4000 years in Crete. Ceramic artifacts that date back to Neolithic period (Stone Age) are on display in many museums and their similarity with the ones that are made by present potters is impressive.