Administrative Information

Official Unit:
Archaeological Museum of Herakleion

Xanthoudidou 2 Str., Τ.Κ. 71202, Herakleion (Prefecture of Iraklio)

Telephone: 2810 279000, 2810 279002, 2810 279087
Fax: 2810 279001

Visit the museum web site

Full: €12, Reduced: €6
Tickets can be bought either at the museum's ticket booth with a credit or debit card, or online through the only official website: Tickets can only be used on the scheduled day and time slot. In the period from the 1st of November 2019 to the 31st March 2020 all visitors are entitled to a reduced ticket. Visitors with reduced admission tickets are asked to present the relevant dosuments for admission to the museum (ID card/passport or student ID cards). On information for applicants (archaeologists, film producers, publishers) please check under the section 'Information'.
Special ticket package: Full: €12, Reduced: €6
The special ticket package is valid for 3 days (only one visit per site is allowed in the 3 day period). From 1st April to 31st October 2020 the price of the special package is 20 Euros.
Free admission days
6 March (in memory of Melina Mercouri)
18 April (International Monuments Day)
18 May (International Museums Day)
The last weekend of September annually (European Heritage Days)
28 October
Reduced admission for:
For information about free and reduced admission to Greek State Archaeological Sites, Monuments and Museums please press here

Monday, Wednesday to Sunday: 8:00 - 17:00
Tuesday: 10:00 - 17:00

From 1.12.2022 until 31.3.2023
Monday, Wednesday to Sunday: 8:30-15:30
Tuesday: 10:00 - 17:00

Monday, Wednesday to Sunday: 8:00 - 20:00
Tuesday: 10:00 - 20:00

1 January: closed
6 January: 08:30 - 15:00
Shrove Monday: 08:30 - 15:00
25 March: closed
Good Friday: 12:00 - 17:00
Holy Saturday: 08:30 - 15:30
1 May: closed
Easter Sunday: closed
Easter Monday: 8:00-20:00
Holy Spirit Day: 08:00 - 20:00
15 August: 08:00 - 15:00
28 October: 08:00 - 15:00
25 December: closed
26 December: closed
Xanthoudidou 2 Str.
  Suggestive Bibliography
Σακελλαράκης Ι.Α., Μουσείο Ηρακλείου, Αθήνα 2003
Βασιλάκης Α., Αρχαιολογικό Μουσείο Ηρακλείου, Αθήνα χ.χ.
See also
Other museums in the same prefecture
Collection of Agios Matthaios of Sinai
Historical Museum of Crete
Lychnostatis Open-air Museum
Municipal Museum of the Battle of Crete and the National Resistance
Museum of Agia Aikaterini of Sinai
Museum of Cretan Ethnology
Nikos Kazantzakis Museum