Heraklion Archaeological Museum

If you want to get to know everything about the Minoan civilization - the oldest European civilization - then a visit to the new Archaeological Museum of Heraklion in the city center is a must. 

The recently renovated Museum is regarded as one of the most important museums in Europe and the most important in the type of artefacts it exhibits worldwide. 

In its rooms you can admire exhibits that tell the whole story of Crete, from the Neolithic to the Roman period (over 5500 years). 

Artefacts from Minoan palaces, houses, tombs and caves revive the rich culture of the Minoans and invite you to an educational journey through time.