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Historical Museum of Crete

Heraklion, Crete
Historical Museum of Crete
  • Type: Museums
  • Time to Spend: 1 to 2 hours
Overall Rating: 4.0 (3.9)
Value: 4.0 (4.0)
Facilities: 0.0 (N/A)
Atmosphere: 3.5 (3.5)
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The Historical Museum of Crete, located in the capital city of Heraklion, chronicles Cretan life during the Middle Ages and the Modern period. If you're interested in the older stuff, check out the nearby Heraklion Archaeological Museum.

The Historical Museum of Crete is small but travelers seem to enjoy the intimacy of its layout. Two paintings by El Greco are major highlights of the museum: The Baptism of Christ and View of Mt. Sinai and the Monastery of St. Catherine.

From April to October the museum is open Monday through Saturday from 9 a.m. until 5 p.m.; in the winter it closes at 3:30 p.m.  Standard admission is roughly $6 USD for adults. Kids under 12 get in for free. For more information, click here.

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