Historical Museum of Crete, Heraklion, Greece

The neoclassical building that forms the oldest wing of the museum is a residential mansion built in 1903. Since 1953 it has housed the museum funded and run by the Society of Cretan Historical studies. It was enlarged in the 1970s, with the construction of the new wing. The HMC offers a comprehensive view of Crete's history and art from the early Christian times to the 20th century, including an exhibition on the famous Cretan writer, Nikos Kazantzakis.

Opening hours: Mon. to Sat. 9 am to 5 pm (3.30 pm Nov. to Mar.)
Entrance fee: €5
How to get there: The HMC is within walking distance of the city centre



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