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Historical Museum of Crete

Sofokli Venizelou 27, Heraklion (0)
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  • Museums, History & Culture
  • Access for disabled
  • Audio guide
  • Food
  • Souvenir

Description

The Historical Museum of Crete was founded in 1953, and is housed in a neoclassical building of exceptional architectural merit. The museum’s permanent collections highlight the art and history of Crete from the 3rd century AD up to and including the Second World War. The collections are ordered chronologically and by subject matter, and are combined with a wealth of visual material and multimedia. The museum’s finest exhibits are two paintings by Domenicos Theotokopoulos (El Greco): The Baptism of Christ (1567) and View of Mt. Sinai and the Monastery of St. Catherine (1570). Another outstanding exhibit is a 4 x 4 metre mock-up of mid-17th century Chandax (Heraklion). Of particular interest is the Nikos Kazantzakis Collection. The museum has an audio guide system, a Café and a Shop.

Admissions

  • Adults: 5,00€
  • Pupils and students (on production of ID), Senior citizens: 3,00€
  • Children 12 and under: Admission free

Schedule

Winter Opening Hours
(1/11 - 31/3)
Monday 09.00 - 15.30
Tuesday 09.00 - 15.30
Wednesday 09.00 - 15.30
Thursday 09.00 - 15.30
Friday 09.00 - 15.30
Saturday 09.00 - 15.30
Summer Opening Hours
(1/4 - 31/10)
Monday 09.00 - 17.00
Tuesday 09.00 - 17.00
Wednesday 09.00 - 17.00
Thursday 09.00 - 17.00
Friday 09.00 - 17.00
Saturday 09.00 - 17.00

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