Archaeological Museum Of Heraklion Guided Walking Tour

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Tour Information

Key Details

  • Mobile Voucher Accepted
  • Free Cancellation
  • Duration: 1 Hrs 30 Mins
  • Departure Time :
    Tour Starts: 12:30pm Monday 12:30pm Tuesday 12:30pm Wednesday 12:30pm Thursday 12:30pm Saturday
  • Departure Details :
    Meeting point; Entrance of the Archaeological Museum of Heraklion.

Overview

Visit the Archeological Museum of Heraklion which hosts a collection that makes it one of the most important Museums in Europe in its field. The Archaeological Museum of Heraklion provides a unique opportunity for the visitor to marvel at the findings of the first of civilisation in Europe, the Minoan civilisation. Join our tour as we guide you through the ages, in a period of time that extends over a 5.000 years, from neolithic to roman era.

Inclusions

  • Professional guide
  • Small-group tour
  • Walking tour

Exclusions

  • Entrance fees
  • Food and drinks
  • Gratuities (optional)
  • Transportation to/from attractions

Know More about this tour

Your Guide will take you through the Heraklion Archaeological Museum, one of the largest and most important museums in Greece, and among the most important museums in Europe. It houses representative artefacts from all the periods of Cretan prehistory and history, covering a chronological span of over 5,500 years from the Neolithic period to Roman times. The singularly important Minoan collection contains unique examples of Minoan art, many of them true masterpieces. The Heraklion Museum is rightly considered as the museum of Minoan culture par excellence worldwide.

The museum, located in the town center, was built between 1937 and 1940 by architect Patroklos Karantinos on a site previously occupied by the Roman Catholic monastery of Saint-Francis which was destroyed by earthquake in 1856. The museums antiseismic building is an important example of modernist architecture and was awarded a Bauhaus commendation. The colours and construction materials, such as the veined polychrome marbles, recall certain Minoan wall-paintings which imitate marble revetment. The two-storeyed building has 27 galleries, a gallery for audio-visual displays, extensive modern laboratories, a cloakroom, a cafeteria and a museum shop that sells museum copies, books, postcards and slides.

With small groups of 12 people or fewer, your tour is typically quiet and relaxed, removing the hassles of the average visit. And with an expert licensed tour guide on hand, youre certain to learn a thing or two, getting more from your experience than you would by visiting these sites on your own.

Additional Info

Confirmation will be received at time of booking

Dress code is formal

Cancellation Policy

  • If you cancel within 3 calendar days (72 hours) of the scheduled departure time, the cancellation charge will be 100% of the undiscounted tour price.
  • If you cancel between 4 to 7 Calendar days before scheduled tour departure,the cancellation charge will be 50% of the undiscounted tour price.
  • If you cancel at least 8 calendar days in advance of the scheduled departure time, there is no cancellation fee. You will receive Full Refund for the paid amount.
  • Please note that in case of No show, the cancellation charge will be 100% of the listed tour fare.
  • Please note tours booked using discount coupon codes will be non refundable.