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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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From Rethymno: Full-Day Knossos and Heraklion Tour

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Take a 1-day bus excursion from Rethymnon to Knossos. Visit the Palace of Knossos, the Archaeological Museum, the city of Heraklion, and more.
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Archaeological Museum of Heraklion: Guided Walking Tour

Spend an hour and a half learning about the oldest European civilization, the Minoans - explore their history that expands over 5000 years, covering art, traditions, culture, and more. The building reflects the Minoan style and is itself a sight to see!
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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: Ancient Palace of Knossos, Heraklion Archaeological Museum and City Tour

Delve into ancient Minoan legends and Greek folklore on a private 4-hour tour of the Palace of Knossos and Heraklion Archaeological Museum. With your very own guide, wander through the impressive Minoan palace and its showstopper sites including the Central Court, Throne Room and Grand Staircase. Wander down the labyrinthine alleyways and learn about the famous myth of Theseus and the Minotaur, then delve into 5,000 years of ancient history with a guided tour of Heraklion Archaeological Museum and the city center. Entrance fees are not included.
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From Rethymno: Knossos & Heraklion Archaeological Museum

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Journey back in time and visit the Minoan palace at Knossos on a day trip from Rethymno. Learn more about the ancient civilization at the Heraklion Archaeological Museum.
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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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