The world famous Heraklion Archaeological Museum should be on every visitor’s itinerary. Known to be one of Greece’s most important museums, the Archaeological Museum features a number of displays based on the historical and prehistorical periods of Crete. Visitors will come across archaeological finds from all over Crete, including Minoan treasures such as art pieces, stonework and more. The Minoans were the earliest European civilization, and the masterpieces found at the museum are fascinating and informative, thus giving visitors a glimpse of the past. Also displayed at the Heraklion Archaeological museum are Hellenic and Roman sculptures, pottery, jewelry and so on, covering a chronological span of over 5,500 years. The museum shop has a selection of guide books which visitors must buy to get a good understanding of the collection.
Winter: 08:30 to 17:00 Summer: 08:00 to 19:00 Operating hours tend to vary
Around 2 hours or more
Adults, senior visitors, young adults, families, children
The Minoan treasures
Muslims visiting the Heraklion Archaeological Museum will not be able to find prayer facilities at the attraction. They will however be able to locate a small mosque in the city, namely the Masjed Al Noor. Muslim visitors can therefore ask museum staff to guide them to this mosque at prayer times.
It is not known if the Heraklion Archaeological Museum houses a café, but the city of Heraklion has numerous fantastic dining establishments. Although the city does have a small Muslim population, there are no known Halal certified restaurants. Muslim tourists can get more information regarding this at the local mosque, or they can dine on suitable vegetarian and seafood dishes at local restaurants.