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Herakleion Archaeological Museum

Herakleion Archaeological Museum

In terms of artefacts, this is one of the world’s great museums, though at the time of writing, it’s housed in a temporary building which is far too small to display the richness of Crete’s extraodinary past.

The original museum had displays in 20 rooms, spread out over two floors, which this temporary u-shaped building can’t hope to match. True, all the usual suspects are here, including the famous ‘Phaistos disk’ (see Archaeology/Phaistos), the Aghia Triadha Sargophagus (see Archaeology/Aghia Triadha), wall paintings from Knossos (including the famous ‘La Parisienne’, and rhytons (pouring vessels) from all over the island but it can be too overwhelming an experience, though one not to be missed by anybody visiting Crete’s capital.

 

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Contact Details:

Arxaiologiko Mousio Irakliou, Xanthoudidi ke Chatzidaki 1, Iraklio 712 02 Greece

+30 2810 279000

amh@culture.gr

heraklionmuseum.gr

Entrance Fees:
  • From the 1st of November 2016 until the 31st of March: 5€
  • From the 1st of April 2016 until the 31st of October: Full: €10, Reduced: €5
  • Special ticket package (Heraklion Archaeological Museum and Knossos): Full: €16, Reduced: €8 (The special ticket package is valid for 3 days)
Opening Hours - Winter
From the 1st of November until the 24th April
  • Monday: 10.00-17.00, Tuesday-Sunday and bank holidays: 09.00-16.00
Opening Hours - Summer
(From the 25th of April until the 31st of October
  • Monday-Sunday: 08.00-20.00

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