Archaeological Museum of


Archaeological Museum of Heraklion
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The collection of the Minoan antiquities in the Archaeological Museum of Heraklion is the largest in the world and the museum is considered the main Museum of Minoan civilization. It is classified as one of the largest and most remarkable museums in Greece and one of the most important in Europe.

Its exhibits include representative samples from all periods of Cretan prehistory and history, covering about 5500 years, from the Neolithic period to Roman times. The most important collections are those including masterpieces of Minoan art.

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Additional Info

  • Location: Heraklion Prefecture
  • Type: Museum
  • Accessibility: Bus services
  • Opening Hours: Summer 8:00-20:00, Winter Daily 8:00-15:00 and on Monday 11:00-17:00
  • Entrance Fee (€): 10€, Reduced 5€, Combined with Knossos Palace 16€, reduced 8€ (valid for 3 days)
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  • Phone: +30 2810 279000, +30 2810 279086, +30 2810 279087
  • Fax: +30 2810 279071

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