Heraklion Archaeological MuseumCurrently Closed
- Address: Xanthoudidou Street 1, Iraklio 712 02, Greece , Crete
- Timings: 08:30 am - 08:00 pm Details
- Phone: 30-2810279000
- Ticket Price: 4 EUR
- Time Required: 02:30 Hrs
- Tags: Museum, History Museum, Family And Kids
Heraklion Archaeological Museum - Review
If you wish to get to know a bit more about the history of the island of Crete or are curious about its culture, do not forget to visit the Archeological museum. All of its long and intriguing history has been beautifully preserved in this museum.
There is a lot to learn, see and do. They have managed to preserve and exhibit ancient artefacts belonging to various eras in a very interesting manner. The Minoan collection of the museum is perhaps the best in the whole country. The Cretan history that the museum is a wonderful summation of, makes this museum a very intriguing place to visit on the island.
How To reach Heraklion Archaeological Museum by Public Transport
- KTEL Irakliou
Restaurants Near Heraklion Archaeological Museum
- Central Park Cafe
- The Mexican Restaurant
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Things to Know Before Visiting Heraklion Archaeological Museum
92.71% of people who visit Crete include Heraklion Archaeological Museum in their plan
1 PM - 2 PM
59.2% of people start their Heraklion Archaeological Museum visit around 1 PM - 2 PM
2 Hrs 30 Minutes
People usually take around 2 Hrs 30 Minutes to see Heraklion Archaeological Museum
83.5% of people prefer to travel by car while visiting Heraklion Archaeological Museum
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Heraklion Archaeological Museum, Crete Reviews
Amazing museum to get the full experience of Crete history. The exhibition shows elements from a span of over 5000years, starting with the Neolithic Period and ending in Roman times. The most interesting part for me was the large Minoan section. Especially in combination with a visit of one of the Minion excavations, like Knossos. Every part of the exhibition is well lighted and it spacious enough that you can have a look at the exhibit at your own pace. Entrance Fees vary from 10€ for adults to 5€ for everyone that gets reduced admission. European students can get the ticket for free. If you plan to visit Knossos, I would recommend getting a combination ticket for Knossos and the museum if you have time to visit both. It is much cheaper and it is definitely worthwhile.
An amazing museum. If you have been to Knossos Palace then you have to check this place out. This museum is full of history and many historical items. It's located in Heraklion and is easy to be located. I went there straight after visiting Knossos Palace and it allowed me to see the palace in even better way. I was able to see how people lived at that time and what they had in the area. You will like the museum even if you not that much into history and looking at things to do while at Heraklion. Don't hesitate and check out this museum while you are at Heraklion and you will not miss out. It's well designed and thee is a lot to see for you, your family and your friends.
It is a must place to visit. A lot of stories and objects from Minoan people and Greek mythology like princess Ariadne, daughter of King Minos and the minotaur, a creature half-man and half-bull that lived in the labyrinth and was killed by the warrior Theseus and then, Theseus used a thread gave by Ariadne to allow him get out the labyrinth. The museum has a genealogy tree with all King Minos family as well (he was sun of god Zeus and Europa, princess of Phoenicia). With the same ticket as the museum (you pay just one euro more for that) you can see the ruins of the Knossos Palace from 1300 BC, where the king Minos lived (the Palace is about 8 min driving from the museum and is worth a visit).
This is a very beautiful museum. It’s a nice accompaniment to the Palace of Knossos. There is very little description along with the artifacts so it’s helpful to go on a guided tour. Some of the artifacts have no protection so guards always yelling at people. I can’t imagine the amount of caress people they see though. Very cool, air conditioned. The gift shop is very tiny.
Incredible! An absolute must see. Prepare to be scolded though...lots of shushing and rules not mentioned. Don't touch the glass. Not even accidentally. We still have a good giggle about it. People were getting in trouble left and right. Our favourite line: No fun poses! But wow, the artifacts are awe inspiring and though provoking. I highly recommend taking in this museum.