Heraklion Archaeological Museum

Currently Open [Closes at 08:00 pm]
  • 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.

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  • Heraklion Archaeological Museum Address: Xanthoudidou Street 1, Iraklio 712 02, Greece ‎, Crete
  • Heraklion Archaeological Museum Contact Number: 30-2810279000
  • Heraklion Archaeological Museum Timing: 08:30 am - 08:00 pm
  • Heraklion Archaeological Museum Price: 4 EUR
  • Best time to visit Heraklion Archaeological Museum(preferred time): 01:30 pm - 08:00 pm
  • Time required to visit Heraklion Archaeological Museum: 02:30 Hrs
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  • 56.28% of people start their Heraklion Archaeological Museum visit around 12 PM - 1 PM

  • People usually take around 2 Hrs 30 Minutes to see Heraklion Archaeological Museum

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  • Superb after renovations. Arrive by 8.30 to enjoy most of the visit without crowds. Buy ticket in advance of you wish: combined with Knossos is best value, and has 3 days to use. My preference is to visit before Knossos so the site has some historical context to it. Photography is allowed without flash except where signs in the case make clear "unpublished- no photographs". Local guides available on site but everything is signed in Greek and English including videos.

  • Incredibly interesting, a wide variety of impressive exhibitions through thousands of years. Some of the pieces are simply amazing. 4000 year old artifacts in exceptional condition. Fantastic value if the combination ticket is bought to see Knossos as well (although it's on a different site). Gift shop is a bit lacklustre if there has to be a criticism, but you can still get some very reasonably priced reproductions of Minoan relics.

  • What a museum! Enjoyable, informative, with a few pieces de resistance... Could go back again tomorrow. Only problem: even though the exhibition is very (very) well staffed, the shop is closed "due to lack of personnel". They could open it with very little effort, and the Minoan designs would sell very well in tea towels, mugs, and the like. I am sure it would pay for itself.

  • Got there early to beat the rush and the heat. Had a Greek guide Marina who spoke excellent English and really knew her stuff. She made it all come so alive. Without a guide it wouldn't have meant so much. Also excellent fresh orange juice at the cafe afterwards. Also good buses to and from Knossos from Heraklion centre.

  • Fascinating place, the quality of the exhibits is extraordinary. A visit is a must, especially if you've been to Knossos as it has far more understanding to the significance of the site. Be patient - there are a lot of guided tours and you may find yourself waiting for these to pass by some of the exhibits.

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