Xanthoudidou & Hatzidaki str.

712 02 Heraklion – Crete, Greece

Tel.: 2810279000

Fax: 2810279001





Monday and Wednesday - Sunday: 08:00-20:00.

Tuesday: 10:00-20:00.



1 January: closed

6 January: 08:30 - 15:00

Shrove Monday: 08:30 - 15:00

25 March: closed

Good Friday: 12:00 - 17:00

Holy Saturday: 8:30-15:30

1 May: closed

Easter Sunday: closed

Easter Monday: 8:00-20:00

Holy Spirit Day: 08:00 - 20:00

15 August: 08:00 - 15:00

28 October: 08:00 - 15:00

25 December: closed

26 December: closed


From the 1st of November until the 31st of March: 6€

From the 1st of April until the 31st of October:

Full: €12, Reduced: €6

Special ticket package (Heraklion Archaeological Museum and Knossos): €20

The special ticket package is valid for 3 days (one visit at each site).

Visitors can purchase tickets at the Museum's ticket office by credit or debit card.

Visitors are now able to purchase their ticket online for their visit to the Archaeological Museum of Heraklion at   Reduced ticket holders are kindly requested to provide the necessary supporting documents.



6 March (in memory of Melina Mercouri)

18 April (International Monuments Day)

18 May (International Museums Day)

The last weekend of September annually (European Heritage Days)

28 October

Every month first Sunday from November 1st to March 31st

The 21st of each month of the year 2021 (June, July and August excepted), in the celebration of the 200 years since the outbreak of the Greek Revolution of 1821. For the dates 21/9/2021, 21/10/2021 and 21/12/2021 online ticket purchase will not be possible and the Ticket Desk of the Museum will not issue combined tickets. Visitors with already purchased single-use tickets can contact the email  for further actions.

For information on eligibility for reduced admission ticket or free admission, please click here.



Persons with disabilities and one escort (the latter if the disability is 67% or over) are entitled to free admission, on presentation of an ID card or passport and a Unified Social Security Fund (EFKA) certificate of disability (issued by the Disability Certification Centre – KEPA) for Greek citizens, or an equivalent certificate from the relevant body for non-Greek citizens.

Public areas of the Museum are wheelchair accessible. The main entrance of the Museum (Xanthoudidou 2) have a special ramp for wheelchairs and strollers. In the Museum, there is elevator and toilets for individuals with disabilities. Also, a wheelchair is available for use free of charge, at the entrance of the Museum, on provision of identification.

The information leaflet of the Museum in Braille system in Greek and English is available free of charge for visually impaired visitors.


The cloakroom is located on the ground floor of the Museum, where all backpacks and packages must be deposited. The Museum holds no responsibility for valuables or fragile items deposited in the cloakroom.


Amateur photography is permitted in the Museum exhibition areas, except for displays containing unpublished objects, which have a “no photographs” sign. Use of flash photography and professional equipment is not allowed. Photographs may not be published in print or digital format without the permission of the Museum.

Professional photography and cinematography with professional equipment in the Heraklion Archaeological Museum is permitted on application to the Museum. Applications may also be made requesting photographic material from the Museum Archive. For application forms in .doc and .pdf format, please click here: application forms


Use of mobile phones (cell phones) is forbidden in the Museum exhibition areas.


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