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  Administrative Information
 
 

Official Unit:
Archaeological Museum of Herakleion

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

Telephone: 2810 279000, 2810 279086, 2810 279087
Fax: 2810 279071
Email: amh@culture.gr

 
 
Tickets
Full: €6, Reduced: €3
A special 10 Euros ticket is valid for visiting the Heraklion Archaeological Museum and the palace of Knossos; it can be purchased at both sites. Please note that the individual opening hours may differ.
Special ticket package: Full: €10, Reduced: €5
The single ticket for Knossos - Heraklion Museum costs 10 Euros.
Valid for: Heraklion Archaeological Museum, Knossos
Free admission days
6 March (in memory of Melina Mercouri)
5 June (International Enviroment Day)
18 April (International Monuments Day)
18 May (International Museums Day)
The last weekend of September annually (European Heritage Days)
Every first Sunday from November 1st to March 31st
28 October
Reduced admission for:
Greek citizens and citizens of other Member - States of the European Union aged over 65 years old by showing their ID card or passport.
Students of Higher Education Institutes and equivalent Schools from countries outside the EU by showing their student ID
The accompanying parents on educational visits of elementary schools.
Free admission for:
Cultural Card holders
Journalists with a journalist identity card
Members of Societies and Associations of Friends of Museums and Archaeological Sites throughout Greece with the demonstration of certified membership card
Members of the ICOM-ICOMOS
Persons accompanying blind and disabled
Persons possessing a free admission card
The escorting teachers of schools and institutions of elementary, middle school, high school, university and graduate level education during their visits
The official guests of the Greek government, with the approval of the General Director of Antiquities.
Tourist guides after demonstrating their professional identity of the Ministry of Culture and Tourism.
University students and students at Technological Educational Institutes or equivalent schools of Member - States of the European Union and students at Schools of Tourist Guides, by showing their student ID
Young people, under the age of 18, after demonstrating the Identity Card or passport to confirm the age
 
  Open

Winter:
From the 1st of November 2014

Monday 11:00- 17:00
Tuesday-Sunday and bank holidays 08:00-15:00

Summer:
From the 1st of April 2014 until the 31st October 2014:

Monday: 8:00 - 20:00
Tuesday-Sunday and bank holidays 08:00 - 20:00

All galleries of the Heraklion Museum, including those of the Minoan civilization, are open to the public since the 6th of May 2014. They include state-of-the-art installations, as well as finds from the latest archaeological excavations which are exhibited for the first time.

Holidays
1 January: closed
6 January: 08:30 - 15:00
Shrove Monday: 08:30 - 15:00
25 March: closed
Good Friday: 12:00 - 18:00
Holy Saturday: 08:00 - 17:00
1 May: closed
Easter Sunday: closed
Easter Monday: 08:00 - 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
 
  Access
Xanthoudidou Str.
 
  Suggestive Bibliography
Βασιλάκης Α., Αρχαιολογικό Μουσείο Ηρακλείου, Αθήνα χ.χ.
Σακελλαράκης Ι.Α., Μουσείο Ηρακλείου, Αθήνα 2003
 
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See also
Other museums in the same prefecture
Collection of Agia Aikaterini of Sinai
Collection of Agios Matthaios of Sinai
Historical Museum of Crete
Kazantzakis Museum
Lychnostatis Open-air Museum
Municipal Museum of the Battle of Crete and the National Resistance
Museum of Cretan Ethnology