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Heraklion Archaeological Museum

Xanthoudidou 1 | Xanthoudidou 1 & Bofor, Heraklion, Crete 712 02, Greece
+30 281 027 9000
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A museum delineating the history of the island Crete, complete with artifacts belonging to the ancient civilizations that once populated the island.
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Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
Xanthoudidou 1 | Xanthoudidou 1 & Bofor, Heraklion, Crete 712 02, Greece
+30 281 027 9000
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Reviewed yesterday

A very well organized museum with so many artifacts to see from the Minoan civilization and beyond. You can spend the entire afternoon there, followed by the visit to Knossos Palace in the evening when all the crowds are gone.

Thank EP_VA
Reviewed yesterday

This is an excellent museum, with large modern air conditioned rooms. Whether you read everything or just browse, this is well worth the admission, especially as you can get a combined ticket for Knossos. We visited the museum first as we then had more idea...More

Thank Lbp121
Reviewed yesterday

Most of the things from Knossos were moved to Heraklion Museum, so you can see many real archaeological samples after visiting of Knossos Palas.

Thank Georgy M
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Bring your family and your eyes of wonder and love of history !!Lots to see !!it's amazingly cathartic to sit back and reflect while viewing everything in this museum to see how many years before Christ all of this occurred!

Thank mandyd722
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

This world-class museum primarily focuses on the Minoans but also covers periods before and after that civilization. It has collected stunning artifacts but also presents them in a logical and quite lovely manner, with much well- conceived background information about how the objects were used....More

Thank lilyanne456
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

A place you should go while you are visiting Heraklion go learn watch see and be part of the place I love history and really I love to learn about it the museum ll provide you with all the information you need about Crete from...More

Thank MontherYASEEN
Reviewed 3 days ago

This museum is a must when in Heraklion, the museum is beautifully laid out and so clean and modern. Well air conditioned with plenty to see. I liked that all the descriptions also came in English and the rooms were laid out as periods through...More

Thank Herps
Reviewed 4 days ago

Every time I visit Heraklion I spend some time in the Archaeological Museum. Great archaeological finds, an excellent exibition and unique atmosphere makes this place amazing in every particular. The Minoan civilization - at the very core of Crete`s past and world cultural heritage. Ancient...More

Thank dark_chocolate_07
Reviewed 4 days ago

We decided to go here a few hours after visiting the Palace of Knossos, and it was definitely worth it. The 26 rooms take you through a visual history of Crete, from 3500 BC all the way up to 500AD. Some of the pieces on...More

Thank Claire R
Reviewed 5 days ago

There is so much to see, especially when you are an archaeologist and have read about Minoan palaces and society for so long and know all the great finds, the objects, the frescoes, the jewellery, the pottery, the bull's head, the maquettes, everything comes to...More

Thank seolram
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is there car parking place next to the museum?
22 April 2017|
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Response from guycrulsLondon_UK | Reviewed this property |
the museum lies on the north side of a piazza; on the south side and alongside Platia Pediados, there's a parking lot. check in google earth.
What are the opening hours please?
8 September 2016|
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Response from traveller46_11 | Reviewed this property |
According to their website the museum currently (September) is open 8am to 8pm daily. Lonely Panet (2012 edition) advises that from November to March the museum is open from 8:30am to 3pm.
I' m having a hard time finding the hours for the museum. When I goggle it, I get a variety of answers depending on the website.. We will be there on a Monday in September.
31 July 2016|
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Response from Spiros T | Reviewed this property |
It is open from 08:00 until 20:00. You should visit Knossos as well, it is very close, it's open at the same period and you can get a combine ticket for both sites.
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