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A vanished culture comes alive at Heraklion Archaeological Museum, which holds the remains of the 3,000-year-old Minoan civilization. The museum's famous collection of artifacts spans more than five millennia, from the Neolithic period to Roman times. The museum's twenty rooms display the most important and representative finds uncovered at several different excavation sites on Crete, including an enigmatic clay disc from the second millennium BCE. Its meaning and purpose have been disputed since its discovery in 1908; the disc remains one of archaeology's most famous unresolved mysteries. For a better understanding of the lost culture represented here, opt for a guided tour of the collection plus a visit to the archaeological sites near the city. Plan a trip to Heraklion easily and quickly by telling Inspirock to suggest an itinerary.
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Tours to Heraklion Archaeological Museum
$55 BOOK WITH VIATOR Knossos Palace & Heraklion City Tour Knossos Palace & Heraklion City Tour
Duration: 7 to 8 hours
$700 BOOK WITH VIATOR Minoan Crete from 3.000 BC: Knossos Palace & Museum with Wineries from Heraklion Minoan Crete from 3.000 BC: Knossos Palace & Museum with Wineries from Heraklion
Duration: 8 hours
$31 BOOK WITH VIATOR Guided Tour to Knossos Palace & Heraklion Guided Tour to Knossos Palace & Heraklion
Duration: 8 hours
$44 BOOK WITH VIATOR Skip the Line: Knossos Palace and Heraklion Archaeological Museum Skip the Line: Knossos Palace and Heraklion Archaeological Museum
Duration: 2 hours
$114 BOOK WITH VIATOR Knossos Private Full-Day Tour from Heraklion with Pick Up Knossos Private Full-Day Tour from Heraklion with Pick Up
Duration: 6 hours
$421 BOOK WITH VIATOR Crete private tour: Knossos Palace, Archaeological museum, and Heraklion Town Crete private tour: Knossos Palace, Archaeological museum, and Heraklion Town
Duration: 5 hours
$311 BOOK WITH VIATOR Half Day Private Tour to Knossos Palace (Skip the line) & Panoramic City Tour Half Day Private Tour to Knossos Palace (Skip the line) & Panoramic City Tour
Duration: 4 to 5 hours
$399 BOOK WITH VIATOR Accessible Heraklion tour to Knossos & Archaeological Museum or Shopping Accessible Heraklion tour to Knossos & Archaeological Museum or Shopping
Duration: 5 hours
$952 BOOK WITH VIATOR Best of Crete (3-days Tour package) Best of Crete (3-days Tour package)
Duration: 3 days
Heraklion Archaeological Museum reviews
PLEASE READ Such a wonderful museum although the workers treat you like actual trash. Went in today 36 degree weather, wearing a cropped vest because I get overheated very easily. Soon as I stepped.... more
PLEASE READ Such a wonderful museum although the workers treat you like actual trash. Went in today 36 degree weather, wearing a cropped vest because I get overheated very easily. Soon as I stepped.... more »
lots of things to see. good to visit after knossos. Vases and other artifacts were amazing and in such good condition for age.
lots of things to see. good to visit after knossos. Vases and other artifacts were amazing and in such good condition for age. more »
Great museum with many nice displays showing how the Minoan civilization developed through the 1500 years of existence. We liked the many information boards which gave us ample opportunity to read the Minoan story like a book. We had to wait a bit before being admitted. The coffee shop has nice coffees and good shadowy places to sit.
For history and archeology geeks, it’s a must visit place, obviously 🙄 Tons of pottery, jewelry, weapons, sculptures… The exhibit covered several thousands of years from Neolithic period all the way to Venetian artifacts. The ticket is 12 euros, definitely worth a while. You will be there for about two hours. Bring water with you 😉 and when you are done check out one of many restaurants around the museum. We have been to the place called “corner” next to Venetian Loggia.
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