Heraklion Archaeological Museum, Heraklion

4.6
#1 of 77 in Museums in Crete
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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  • The visits are done, either. Combined ticket with a euro more allows you to visit the Museum in the Centre of Heraklion. Some originals of Knossos were brought here. Explanatory panels and guides available if you want to delve into.
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  • Arriving in Heraklion on a cruise you can not do without visiting one of the most beautiful archaeological museums in the world. It takes at least two hours to visit him but, if you have more time, you can linger longer in several rooms, very nice and spacious where concentrates an amazing amount of artifacts from prehistory to Minoan, reaching to a Hall with statues and sarcophagi of and Ty romana. On the 1 St floor there are the rooms with frescoes recovered from the Palace of Knossos, unfortunately son were fragments of frescoes that decorated many rooms of the Palace. There are many descriptive panels which contextualize each Hall, the most important finds are highlighted in transparent caskets in the center of each room. I highly recommend it.
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  • So easy to lose track of time in here as there are so many wonderful artifacts. Clear signage throughout explaining their age and relevance; all were beautifully preserved. The displays were fantastic with the glass fronts so well polished you could not see them and it looked like you could touch the artifacts.
  • Rich collection of historical artifacts. They also seem to be constantly adding to the collection, in a few places I saw a notice 'unpublished, do not photograph'. Good descriptions helping a visitor to learn about what the displayed objects were originally used for. I'm not usually a big museum fan, but I enjoyed this one.
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