Reflecting the history of the island this is an important museum, particularly for its presentation of the incredible artworks of the Minoan civilisation. They include impressive pottery with remarkable decorations, plenty of the Minoan symbols of the double axe and the bull’s head, the famous bee pendant from Malia, as well as the remains of the famous frescoes from Knossos. Many of these exhibits are world famous and missing this museum would be a crime.
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Heraklion Archaeological Museum
This museum houses incredible works of art from the Minoan civilization, including impressive pottery with remarkable decorations such as the Minoan symbols of the double axe and the bull’s head; the famous bee pendant from Malia; and remains of the legendary frescoes from Knossos. This is a do-not-miss.
Ξανθουδίδη και Χατζηδάκη 1, Ηράκλειο 712 02, Greece
+30 281 027 9000
Sun - Sat 8am - 8pm