Heraklion Archaeological Museum

The Archaeological Museum in Heraklion, located in the city centre, is the second largest in Greece.

It contains the most important and complete collections of Minoan art.


It covers the period between 7,000 BCE to 200 CE.

The museum was renovated in 2014. There you can see exceptional examples of Minoan pottery and jewelery, the Phaistos Disk, the Snake Goddesses, the Bull-Leaping fresco, the Bee Pendant, as well as Mycenaean, Hellenic, Hellenistic and Roman artifacts.

A visit is recommended, in order to see the unique collections of exhibits. No other museum in the world is as rich, in terms of Minoan artifacts.