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Archaeological Museum

Get your history hat on and visit the Heraklion Archaeological Museum. It is considered one of the best in Greece and the best in the world for Minoan art. The museum has 20 rooms filled with artifacts dating back to 2600BC

The museum brings together archaeological finds from all over Crete, covering over 5500 years of the island”s history. Pride of place is given to the treasures of Minoan civilisation, the entire historical course of which can thus be appreciated. Justly regarded as the home of Minoan civilisation par excellence, the museum houses the most important collection of Minoan antiquities the world over

Good to Know

Area
Heraklion
Location
Eleftherias Square
Languages spoken on tours
English, German, Italian, Russian, Spanish, French
Tours
Private tours are available upon request

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More Museums Museum of Natural History of Heraklion The museum studies and promotes the diverse flora and fauna of the Eastern Mediterranean region. Visitors have the opportunity to explore Cretan ecosystems alongside Greece’s and the Mediterranean region’s via dioramas. Exhibitions take place such as the largest prehistoric animal and typical animals of Crete and the Mediterranean. Among the exhibits, kids are entertained at the Erevnotopos Discovery Centre as well as at the earthquake simulator! Historical Museum of Crete The museum offers a comprehensive view of Cretan history and art from the early Christian centuries to the 20th century. There are evocative early Christian artifacts as well as stonework of Roman, Arab, Byzantine, Venetian and Turkish origin. Beautiful ancient maps to make you dream of a different time. The detailed panoramic wooden model of medieval Heraklion, or Candia as it was called by the Venetians, has push-button spotlights to highlight locations of sites of worship, defense and government—some of which are still standing. This is great fun for kids as well as adults.