Category: Museums
Region: Heraklion Prefecture

Agricultural and Folk Museum of Piskopiano

It is housed in the oil-press of the village and hosts collections with representations of the profession of the blacksmith, the barell maker, the carpenter. There are also agricultural tools, a loom, a raki cauldron etc.

Archeological Collection of Gortys

It is a small museum which is situated in the archeological site of Gortys, one of the most important cities of the antiquity. It hosts some of the finds of the archeological sites, maybe not the most important of them, as the most important of them are i

Archeological Museum of Archanes

In the Museum of Archanes are exhibited mainly stone and clay objects as well as exact copies of some of the most important archeological finds of the area Archanes, which is undoubtedly one of the most important archeological sites of Crete.

Argyrakeio Museum of War and Ethnology

The museum is situated in Episkopi and has war objects are exhibited, like wirelesses, grenades, parachutes, photographs, maps, documents, a cannon etc.

Ecclesiastical and folk Museum of Kalyviani

At a distance of about 60 km from Heraklion, near the town of Moires, is situated the Kaliviani Monastery which included, among else, folk art workshops.

Herakleion Archaeological Museum

The Herakleion 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 chronolog

Historical and Folk Museum of Viannos

The museum has a folk collection, with a large number of objects from the agricultural and everyday life of the inhabitants of Crete, as well as a historical collection of documents, coins, photographs and other testimonies of the 18th, 19th and 20th cent

Lychnostatis Open - air Museum

The Museum "Lychnostatis" is an autonomous private foundation, operating since July 1992. In March 1994, the Association of Members of the Museum was established, to support the museum's future initiatives and obtain sponsorships and grants.

Municipal Museum of the Battle of Crete and the National Resistance

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).

Museum of Agricultural History and Folk Art Arolithos

The whole complex of Arolithos is an outdoor museum, as it has been built according to the style of a small Cretan village, with the houses, the church, the bakery, the blacksmiths' shop, the threshing floor, the raki cauldron, the cafe, all built accordi

Museum of Cretan Ethnology

The Museum of Cretan Ethnology consists of an exhibition complex with activities like: Research, Education, Congresses, Library, Designing Room, Sound Laboratories, Photography Laboratories, Conservation Laboratories, Scientific Laboratories, Archives and

Museum of Domenico Theotokopoulos

The museum operates in a stone-built building in a place full of trees near the village of Fodele, where the great artist Domenico Theotokopoulos is believed to have been born and lived before leaving Crete. In the museum the visitor can see some copies o

Museum of Plastic Arts

The Heraklion Museum of Plastic Arts was established in order to support cultural and artistic activity of all kinds, with particular regard to the advancement and strengthening of the visual arts and the promotion of work by Cretan artists.

Nikos Kazantzakis Museum

The Kazantzakis Museum is situated in Myrtia, approximately 20 km. to the south of Herakleion. It was founded to preserve the work and to record the life of the ecumenical Cretan Author, Poet and Philosopher.

Saint Catherine’s Museum

Situated northeast of the Cathedral of St. Minas, this church once belonged to the Monastery of St. Catherine on Mt. Sinai. The church was founded in the second Byzantine period, and was a center of intellectual and artistic activity from the 15th to the

The Natural History Museum of Crete – University of Crete

The Natural History Museum of Crete (NHMC), which is located in close proximity to the Venetian port of Heraklion, demonstrates with an impressive and innovative manner the natural environment of the eastern Mediterranean with a special emphasis on Greece