- Duration: 90 minutes
- Location: Meet us at the entrance of the museum. (we provide transfer, please request for price)
- Available Seat: 1-6 (if more, please request for price)
- Price: please request
A Private Guided visit to the Archaeological Museum of Heraklion
Visit along with TravelCrete.Tours the Archaeological Museum of Heraklion.
Your Guide will take you through the Heraklion Archaeological Museum, one of the largest and most important museums in Greece, and among the most important museums in Europe. It houses representative artefacts from all the periods of Cretan prehistory and history, covering a chronological span of over 5,500 years from the Neolithic period to Roman times. The singularly important Minoan collection contains unique examples of Minoan art, many of them true masterpieces. The Heraklion Museum is rightly considered as the museum of Minoan culture par excellence worldwide.
The museum, located in the town center, was built between 1937 and 1940 by architect Patroklos Karantinos on a site previously occupied by the Roman Catholic monastery of Saint-Francis which was destroyed by earthquake in 1856. The museum’s antiseismic building is an important example of modernist architecture and was awarded a Bauhaus commendation. The colours and construction materials, such as the veined polychrome marbles, recall certain Minoan wall-paintings which imitate marble revetment. The two-storeyed building has 27 galleries, a gallery for audio-visual displays, extensive modern laboratories, a cloakroom, a cafeteria and a museum shop that sells museum copies, books, postcards and slides.
When: Year round, except national celebrations and Greek official holidays.
Languages: English, French, Russian
Dress Code: Casual; comfortable walking shoes; sunblock
Including: Full services of a professional qualified tourist guide
Walking Difficulty: Moderate: mostly flat surfaces and pathways
Rest Rooms / WC: Yes
Confirmation will be received within 48 hours of booking, subject to availability.
Cruise ship passengers (At time of booking or request), must provide the following information: ship name, docking time, disembarkation time and re-boarding time
What to Expect/Inclusions:
- Private Service
- Licensed tour guide
- All taxes and VAT 24% included
- Bottle of water per person
- Insurance coverage
What is excluded:
- Entrance fees of any sites are not included.
- Lunch/coffee or gratuities are not included.