Heraklion Archaeological Museum, Greece

The Archaeological Museum in Heraklion is one of the most important in the world as it houses the remains of the Minoan Civilization, the first in Europe.
The building was constructed in the 1930s, on the site of a Venetian Franciscan friary destroyed by an earthquake in 1856, and was closed for renovation between 2006 and 2013. It houses archaeological findings from all over Crete, the pride of the place being the Minoan treasures. It also includes interesting artefacts from other historical periods, covering 5500 years of history.

Opening hours: 8 am to 8 pm (between Nov. and Mar. closes at 3 pm and is opened between 11 am and 5 pm on Mondays)
Entrance fee: €10


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