Heraklion Archeological Museum
|Open to the public:||08.00 – 15.00, Mondays 12.30 – 17.00 (winter timetable)|
|Entrance fee:||Adults 16 €, Senior citizens 8 €, Up to the age of 25 and students, free admission. Combined ticket with Knosos available, 16 €.|
|Parking space:||Available for all kinds of vehicles|
|Facilities for people with disabilities:||Available|
|Supervised by:||Hellenic Ministry of Culture and Sports|
|Access & walking difficulty:||Difficulty rating 1|
It is located down town in the Liberty Square. The construction works begun in 1935, on the plans of Patroclos Karantinos. The anti-seismic building is an important example of modern architecture and was awarded the Bauhaus prize.
It includes exhibits from c.7000 B.C. to 400 A.D. Into the ground floor level, are artifacts from Neolithic and Minoan excavations of Crete, displayed in 14 galleries, as well as the collection of Hellenistic and Roman sculptures in two galleries. On the first floor, are the marvelous Minoan Frescoes displayed in a big gallery, and the exhibits of the Historical Period, displayed in 8 galleries.