Museums

Heraklion Archaeological Museum: It is located in the city center, in Eleftherias Square, next to Capsis Astoria Heraklion. It is one of the largest and most remarkable museums in Greece and one of the most important in Europe. Its exhibits include representative samples from all periods of Cretan prehistory and history, covering approximately 5500 years from the Neolithic Age to Roman times.

Information: http://heraklionmuseum.gr/

Historical Museum of Crete: Housed in a neoclassical building of great architectural value, on the coastal road of the city, near the Venetian harbor, the museum narrates seventeen centuries of local history and culture, from early Christian times to modern times.

Information:  https://www.historical-museum.gr/

Natural History Museum of Crete: It is located close to the Venetian port of Heraklion and offers a unique experience to its guests, demonstrating in an impressive and innovative way, the nature of the eastern Mediterranean with emphasis on Greece and Crete.

Information: http://www.nhmc.uoc.gr/

Creta Aquarium: One of Europe’s largest aquariums. It is located 14 kilometers east of Heraklion at Gournes. The variety of marine life in Crete and the Mediterranean is uniquely presented to this amazing place that you should not omit to visit!

Information: https://www.cretaquarium.gr/

The Museum of Visual Arts: A place of intellectual development, education and entertainment that aims mainly to enhance visual arts and promote the work by Cretan artists.  The museum hosts important art and culture events and exhibitions.

Kazantzakis Museum:  Located in the village of Myrtia, the museum is dedicated to Nikos Kazantzakis’ work and life.

Information: https://www.kazantzaki.gr

CAPSIS ASTORIA HERAKLION

Plateia Eleutherias 11, Heraklion Crete, Postcode: 71201
E-mail: info@astoriacapsis.gr
Tel.: 30 2810 343080-2
Fax: +30 2810 229078

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