Archaeological Museum of


Archaeological Museum of Heraklion
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Xanthoudidou and Hatzidaki Street, Eleftheria Square, GR 71202, Heraklion

The collection of the Minoan antiquities in the Archaeological Museum of Heraklion in 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. It is built in a spacious building with 27 rooms on the site of Saint Francis temple, which is now ruined.

Its exhibits include representative samples from all periods of Cretan prehistory and history, covering about 5500 years, from the Neolithic period to Roman times. Dominant in his collections are the unique masterpieces of Minoan art, such as the goddess of Snakes, the bullhead, the Kamares vessels, the famous frescoes of the Prince of Lilies and the Tavrokathapsia, the Disk of Phaestus, the Ring of Minos, the double axes of Arkalochori, etc.

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  • 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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