Heraklion Archaeological Museum
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The Heraklion Archaeological Museum is regarded as one of Europe''s most important museums. Recently renovated, the museum brings together archaeological finds from all over Crete, covering over 5500 years of the island''s history.
The world famous Heraklion Archaeological Museum was built between 1937 and 1940 on a site that had been occupied during the Venetian Period by an imposing Catholic monastery of St. Francis, which was destroyed by the earthquake of 1856. The Museum houses archaeological finds from all over Crete…
Museums are a journey back to the time, to the history. In the heart of Heraklion, the best way -after visiting "Knossos" to travel in history!
The famous museum is considered one of the most important in Europe and its exhibits include representative samples from all periods of prehistory and history of Crete, covering about 5,500 years. You will admire the frescoes of the Taurokathampions, the Phaistos Disc, the Princess with the Lilies,…