Historical Museum of


Historical Museum of Crete
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27 Sofokli Venizelou Str., Heraklion

The Historical Museum of Crete was founded in 1953 by the Society of Cretan Historical Studies. It is housed in a beautiful neoclassical building that was the home of Minos Kalokerinos and a courtesy of the Kalokerinos family Institute.

The museum houses permanent collections of Byzantine ceramics and sculptures, coins, original paintings of El Greco, religious relics of the Ottoman Period, objects from various Cretan revolutions, portraits of Cretan fighters, documents of the Second World War, personal items ofthe author Nikos Kazantzakis and an ethnographic collection. At times temporary exhibitions are also hosted.

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Additional Info

  • Location: Heraklion Prefecture
  • Type: Museum
  • Accessibility: Bus services
  • Opening Hours: April-October: Monday - Saturday 9:00-17:00, November- March: Monday - Saturday 9:00-15:30
  • Entrance Fee (€): Ticket 5€, Reduced 3€
  • Website: www.historical-museum.gr
  • e-mail: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
  • Phone: +30 2810 283219, +30 2810 288708
  • Fax: +30 2810 283754

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