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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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Heraklion Archaeological Museum Reviews
Tons of interesting artifacts from Neolithic through Roman periods with good explanations in English. And the snake goddess! We spent over 3 hours and could have honestly stayed longer but the museum.... more »
A wonderfull museum of all the artifacts recovered from Knossos and other locations in Crete. Easy to find at the east edge of the old city and medium size venue with all the displays well shown and..... more »
A truly unique piece of heritage. A fantastic tour guide made this place come alive. Well worth a visit to all in the area; one note. Take your own food and drink. The internal prices are ludicrous.
One of the best museums in Greece! I have been there four times trying to be more prepared before. Amazing artifacts from different periods in Crete, from Prehistoric and Minoan to Roman. There’s also a very impressive section, the Cycladic. People with wheelchair can also feel comfortable.
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