Heraklion Archaeological Museum

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Heraklion Archaeological Museum

Heraklion Archaeological Museum
4.5
8:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Monday
8:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Tuesday
10:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Wednesday
8:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Thursday
8:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Friday
8:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Saturday
8:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Sunday
8:00 AM - 8:00 PM
About
A museum delineating the history of the island Crete, complete with artifacts belonging to the ancient civilizations that once populated the island.
Suggested duration
2-3 hours
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Admission tickets
from $10.96
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364
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83
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Olivia J
Manchester, UK2 contributions
Nov 2021
We visited the museum and were really impressed. It has several exhibits, most of which are unique! Well documented and presented.
Written November 30, 2021
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Hany G
Bakersfield, CA900 contributions
Sep 2021 • Couples
We had to wait in a queue after getting the tickets because they have a limited number inside of the museum. Our queue wasn't that long.
The museum is one of the best in Greece and had a great collections of artifacts and statues
You can easily spend 2 hours in the museum
Written November 7, 2021
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aerete
Minneapolis, MN423 contributions
Dec 2020
This is one of the finest museums that I have had an opportunity to tour. The exhibits of the antiquities was fantastic. To be able to see first-hand the objects that were in the history books that I studied as a child was fantastic.
Written October 29, 2021
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Agnes S
5 contributions
Oct 2021 • Family
We did not get past the guy at the entry. The children (age group 5-11) were not allowed to enter. They would have needed a self test. What for? 1. It is not required anywhere else. 2. They ate 5 minutes before, so much for trustworthiness of the test 3. The pharmacy 5 metres from the entrance was closed, they require you to walk 10 minutes to another pharmacy who knows where. We decided to skip this.
If this is really necessary, they should provide self tests at the entrance like in Western countries. They don’t seem to want children in the museum… so much for education…
Written October 28, 2021
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phat_dawg_21
Alpharetta, GA12,242 contributions
Sep 2021
It was hard not to be overwhelmed by all there is to see. Room after room of jewelry, trinkets, pottery, weapons, funerary urns, sarcophagi, mosaics, and reliefs. It was interesting to trace how the design of the different items changed over the centuries.

The exhibits have very good descriptive signage. You could spend hours there if you wanted to read them all.
Written October 28, 2021
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bcs488
Grand Rapids, MI229 contributions
Oct 2021
Well arranged, well presented artifacts. Had visited Knossos the day before so it was great to see the stuff from there and many other sites around Crete as well. Passport, Covid vaccination, and face mask mandatory at this time.
Written October 23, 2021
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Teresa H
2 contributions
Oct 2021
Very disappointed. Was so looking forward to visit as had heard goo reviews and had such wonderful experiences at museums, sites and churches all round Crete. Though a much smaller museum, we were surprised for the first time to meet staff who were rude and surely. Though the museum does have some wonderful collections the signage on much of it was illegible. It was also airless and hard to breath. If you are interested in ancient and Byzantine history and art I’d stick to the larger museums sites and churches which are superbly well run.
Written October 16, 2021
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RM1985
4 contributions
Oct 2021 • Friends
Good of you are interested in archaeology and history. Well worth visiting before Knossos. At time of visit there was strict checking of vaccine passport and passport. No entry without. Super strict on mask wearing too. I was able to purchase a combined ticket for here and Knossos for 20 Euro (usually 15 each site) . My parents both over 65 were so where able to get reduced price of 6 Euros on presentation of EU passport (no sure how this will work for new UK passports as try were using Irish passport) we then got the bus for 1.50 each way to Knossos from just outside the museum.
Written October 14, 2021
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R M
Wolverhampton, UK84 contributions
Oct 2021 • Couples
Really great museum. Lots to look at. Well documented and presented. Really good half day. Check opening times and arrive early.
Written October 12, 2021
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Keith J
London, UK31 contributions
Oct 2021
Excellent museum, wonderful exhibits. Whether you want pots, coins or jewellery you will find it here. Fascinating insight into the very different Minoan culture.
Written October 6, 2021
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Frequently Asked Questions about Heraklion Archaeological Museum

Heraklion Archaeological Museum is open:
  • Tue - Tue 10:00 AM - 8:00 PM
  • Wed - Mon 8:00 AM - 8:00 PM
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Heraklion Archaeological Museum admission prices can vary. Entrance tickets currently cost $10.99, while a popular guided tour starts around $5.20 per person. See all 39 Heraklion Archaeological Museum tickets and tours on Tripadvisor

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