Museums in Crete

Category: around Crete

1)Heraklion Archaeological Museum (Heraklion)

One of the most important museums in Greece and a must see in Crete. This museum has the biggest collection of Minoan art from Knossos and other Minoan cities, gold accessories, statues, weapons, pottery, famous findings like "Phaistos Disk" and many more. Visit their site for more information Archaeological Museum. You can see some of the museum findings in this youtube video here. Near by you will also find the Historical museum.

 2)Historical Museum of Crete (Heraklion)

Very interesting museum about the Cretan life during the Middle Ages and the Modern period. Visit their site for more information you can also watch their youtube video here to see how it looks like but you cant compare a real visit to this video. This museum is near the archaeological museum.

3)The Natural History Museum of Crete (Heraklion)

Οffers the visitors a unique chance of a rich experience on the natural environment of Crete and its distinctiveness, as it reveals from the ecologically and culturally complex landscape of the Eastern Mediterranean. In suitably arranged exhibition area of 800 sq.m., with realistic models of biotopes, animal and plant collections, as well as plenty of photo material, the visitor discovers the natural beauty of Crete and continental Greece. Forests, phryganic and maquis vegetation, marshes, caves, rocky and sandy beaches, mountain massifs as well as special presentations on threatened animals (sea mammals, birds, etc), are some of the topics of the permanent exhibition. Its in the road in Heraklion that goes to Knossos Palace. Visit their site for more information Natural History Museum. You can watch a youtube video here

4)Nikos Kazantzakis Museum (Heraklion)

The Nikos Kazantzakis Museum pays tribute to the important intellectual, author, thinker, philosopher, politician and traveler Nikos Kazantzakis. Visit their site for more information Nikos Kazantzakis Museum. You can watch a youtube video here


5)Municipal Museum of the Battle of Crete and the National Resistance (Heraklion)

The Museum was created by the Municipality of Herakleion, following the organization of an exhibition of documents of the period 1941-1945, on the occasion of the celebration on the 50th anniversary of the Battle of Crete(1941). Visit their site for more information here

6)Collection of Saint Catherine of the Sinai order (Heraklion)

The collection of holy relics and artifacts of the Holy Archdiocese of Crete has been housed in the church of "Saint Catherine of the Sinai order" in the center of Heraklion since 1968. Visit their site for more information here. You can watch a virtual tour in youtube here.


Those museums are in Heraklion city. More museums from all around Crete will be added soon.

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