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The Historical Museum of Crete
27 Sofokli Venizelou Avenue, Heraklion
The exhibitions of this museum show the history of Crete from 330 AD to the end of WWII.
This collection is housed in a beautifully restored three-storey neoclassical mansion near the seaside in downtown Heraklion, the capital of Crete. The museum is in easy walking distance from the pedestrian central streets, and from the Liondaria Square. The building itself has been declared a Historical Building and a Work of Art.
Museum collections include:
Heraklion Hop On Hop Off Bus
This is a relaxing way to see Heraklion and get your bearings around the city.
The bus visits:
More tips for visiting the Historical Museum of Crete.
Independent Walking Tour of Heraklion
When you make your independent walking tour around Heraklion, you will want to visit the following fascinating spots:
Day 1 in Heraklion
Needless to say,it is imperative to see Knossos Palace as a priority, which is 5 km out of town, and the Archaeological Museum. Visiting these two fascinating locations, as well as enjoying lunch and dinner will make a very full day on your first day.
Day 2 in Heraklion
We help with some suggestions below for your independent walking tour around Heraklion.
Kings Blue - Port View Apartment - located very close to both the Old Harbour and the Historical Museum of Crete, this makes a comfortable and central place to stay in the town of Heraklion. 350 metres to the museum.
Mirabello is a budget hotel set a few
streets back from the Liondaria, in an easy central location. This hotel
is family run with only 25 rooms and represents good value. Located only 280 metres from the Historical Museum of Crete.
The Lato Hotel - our pick for downtown Heraklion because it is close to the port, the airport, the bus station and all the funky cafe bars. It also has great views over the romantic old harbour and terrific service. A great pick if you have travelled a long way or are awaiting your flight home. Enjoy the rooftop restaurant.
Below is a video of the Historical Museum of Heraklion:
The Heraklion International Airport is 5 km from the city centre. Regular flights arrive from Athens, Greece and many European cities.
Local buses depart every 20 minutes or so from the airport to the city centre.
Taxis are available - prebook here with Crete Cab to minimise fuss - the journey to the city centre takes around 10 minutes.
Or take a 9.5 hour overnight ferry from Pireaus port of Athens to Heraklion port.
More on flights and ferries below.
When you book with our car rental partners - Rental Centre Crete - you are supporting a local company with excellent service and an easy online booking procedure. We are sure you will be well looked after by Harry and his team. Choose from hybrid or non-hybrid vehicles.
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