The Heraklion Archaeological Museum

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

The museum contains the most important and complete collections of Minoan art.

It covers the period between 7,000 BCE (neolithic period) to 200 CE (Roman period).

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

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 artefacts.