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The Heraklion Archaeological Museum is one of the most important museums recording the ancient Minoan culture, the Bronze Age civilization which existed on the island of Crete between 2700BCE and 1100BCE. You’ll also find exhibits showing the place of Crete in the wider world of Ancient Greece and Ancient Rome, and the museum garden houses the remains of the Venetian monastery of St Francis, which once stood on the site. Combine your visit with a trip to Knossos to get a full experience of Minoan Crete.
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Knossos Palace & Archaeological Museum of Heraklion Guided Walking Tour

Guided Walking Tour for the Palace of Knossos & Archaeological Museum of Heraklion (combine-90 minutes each site) • 09:00am Visit the Mythical Palace of Knossos of King Minos and Labyrinth home to the Minotaur. (Duration 90 min) • Free Time. If you wish to spend extra time for pictures at Knossos palace. We meet you next at the Archaeological Museum of Heraklion • 13:30pm Next,the Archaeological museum of Heraklion, enjoy the fine art and jewelry in one of the most popular Bronze Age museums of Europe. (Duration 90 min) • The price does NOT include the entrance tickets! • The tour is executed with the assistance of your private professional guide. • Meeting point: Main Entrance to the Palace of Knossos, in front of the Ticket Office. • The customer uses its own vehicle to arrive at the site of Knossos. • The guided tour for the Archaeological Museum of Heraklion begins at: time per period : 01:30pm
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Private Tour to Knossos and Archaeological Museum or Shopping from Heraklion

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Travel back 4,000 years to the oldest civilization in Europe on this excursion through Crete. Departing from Heraklion Port, a luxury mini-bus will take you to the Minoan Palace of Knossos, then on a sightseeing tour along Heraklion’s city walls. Next, you can either take a guided tour through the extraordinary archaeological museum of Heraklion, viewing the distinctive items of Minoan culture, or enjoy free time in the city center to stroll around the shops.
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Archaeological Museum of Heraklion Guided Walking Tour

Guided Walking Tour for the Archaeological Museum of Heraklion (90 minutes) • The price does NOT include the entrance ticket! • The tour is executed with the assistance of your private professional guide. • Meeting point; Entrance of the Archaeological Museum of Heraklion. • Our operator is holding a sign with a " - Meeting Point" logo.Visit the Archeological Museum of Heraklion which hosts a collection that makes it one of the most important Museums in Europe in its field. 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.
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Knossos Palace - Archaeological Museum -Heraklion Town

Explore magical sight you know from Greek legends and discover the secrets of Minoan civilization. Visit legendary labyrinth-palace home to Minos, son of Zeus.Knossos palace was built using all the architectural innovations available. It has hundreds of rooms storage areas, specialized workshops and spacious courts hosting ceremonies and feasts.Knossos Palace is considered the 8th world wonder and it’s well deserved.It is one of the most important artefacts of Minoan civilization. It was almost completely destroyed by the earthquake. However, the reconstruction in 20th century allows us to see now how it looked in its best days.*By request we can also stop at the biggest aquarium in Greece- "Cretaquarium". More than 250 kinds of fish and animals live here. And the best part of it is that they are being held under conditions that are extremely close to their natural habitat, hense very comfortable.
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General Information

Opening Hours

From November 1 to the middle of April, the museum is open from 8.30 am to 3.30 pm on Mondays and from Wednesdays to Sundays. On Tuesdays during winter, the museum is open from 10 am to 5 pm. From the middle of April until October 31, the museum is open from 8 am to 8 pm on Mondays and from Wednesday to Sunday, and from 10 am to 8 pm on Tuesdays. The museum is closed on January 1, March 25, May 1, Easter Sunday and Easter Monday, and December 25 and 26.


Heraklion Archaeological Museum
Xanthoudidou 2
71202 Heraklion


Full price tickets cost 10 and reduced-price tickets cost 5. Reduced prices apply to Greek or EU citizens over the age of 65 and students from outside the EU. Entry is free for visitors under the age of 18, students studying in the EU, disabled visitors, and unemployed visitors.

How to get there

The museum is in the center of Heraklion and is easy to walk to from most of the town’s attractions. There are bus stops which connect the town with the other towns and villages in Crete. There is a car park near the museum where you can park for a fee if you intend to drive.
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