Archaeological Museum of Heraklion - Downtown Shore Excursion

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Shore Excursion, Museums / Culture, Hiking and Walking


Kid Friendly: Yes.

Friendly: Yes.

Maximum travelers: 4



Greek (fluent), English (fluent)

Ponder and Stroll

A detailed, analytical tour of the museum.
"The Heraklion Archaeological Museum is one of the largest and most important museums in Greece, and among the most important museums in Europe. It houses representative artefacts from all the periods of Cretan prehistory and history, covering a chronological span of over 5, 500 years from the Neolithic period to Roman times. The singularly important Minoan collection contains unique examples of Minoan art, many of them true masterpieces. The Heraklion Museum is rightly considered as the museum of Minoan culture par excellence worldwide. "

A walking tour downtown that outlines the modern city whilst the Venetian and Ottoman historical presence is manifested in architecture.


-Pick up at the cruise ship port or where agreed
-An hour and thirty-minute tour around one of the most prestigious museums in the world.
See Minoan trademarks, such as double axes, figurines, clay idols, horns of consecration, seals, jewellery, Camaraic style pottery, scrips on clay tablets, and many more.

- 3/4 of a mile walk at a very slow pace.
See landmarks of Heraklion, such as the Venetian walls that surround the city, the Lion fountain, Loggia (1628, town hall nowadays), the central market, the naval fortress (Koules), and others.

- Return to your cruise ship.

Meeting Location + Tour Duration

Meeting location: Hotel reception hall, pier by the cruise ship, airport, rail or bus station or elsewhere upon agreement.

End location: Exact spot of departure unless otherwise agreed beforehand.

Duration: 4 hours


1 or 2 passengers, modern, clean, A/C taxi.
3 or 4 passengers, modern, clean, A/C six seater van with chauffeur.

What’s Included

Other: - Archeological tour in the Archaeological Museum of Heraklion by certified tour guide
- Walking tour in the centre of Heraklion
- Private transport

Estimated Local Cash Needed

25 euros - Per person tickets:
- Full €10
- Reduced €5
- Water bottles, refreshments, coffee, snacks.

What’s Extra

Other: - Museum entrance fee, 10 euros per person.
- Personal expenses for refreshments, coffees, souvenirs, shopping, etc.


I do not drive but I can assist in the arrangement of transport of your preference. eg. rental cars, vans, local buses, taxis, limo service, etc.

Private tour guide Constantinos

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