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Historical Museum Crete

Historical Museum Crete

Historical Museum Crete

Heraklion Prefecture – Heraklion City


Details / Information  Overview:

The Museum is housed in a neoclassical building that belongs to the Philanthropic Institutions A. and M. Kalokairinou. It was designed by L. Kantantzoglou and built in 1870, in the place of an older mansion. It was fired by the Turks during the events of August 25, 1898, and was reconstructed in 1903 on the plans of K.Tsantirakis (preserved today), based on the layout of the previous structure.

It has been declared a Historical Building and a Work of Art and is protected by a preservation order. The two-storey building is a wonderful specimen of Neoclassical architecture. Its entrance is formed by a marble porch and columns made of porous stone. The windows on the facade of the ground floor and in the south part of the east and west walls are crowned by arched lintels and framed by caryatids (Hermae) supporting a pediment. The rest of the windows have plain, rectangular frames. The north side of the building is modeled as a “Scarpa” following the Venetian model. The courtyard on the south side of the building is enclosed by a Neoclassical fence. The interior is decorated with friezes depicting scenes from the Iliad and the Odyssey.

Address  Address:

7, Lysimachou Kalokairinou Str. Heraklion 71202

Location (City, Village, Area)  Location:

Heraklion city

Telephone number  Telephone:

(+30) 2810283219

Fax number  Fax:

(+30) 2810283754

E-mail address  E-mail:

[email protected]

Website Url Url:

Operating Period  Operating Period:


Operating Days & Hours  Operating Days & Hours:

Summer Opening Hours (April – October)
Monday – Saturday: 09:00-17:00

Winter Opening Hours (November – March)
Monday, Wednesday through Friday: 09:00-15:00
Saturday-Sunday: 11:00-16:00
Tuesdays & Bank holidays: Closed

Admission Fee  Admission Fee:

• General admission: 5,00 €
• Senior citizens & Students: 3,00 €
• Children up to 12 years old: FREE

Notes  Notes:

• Not wheelchair accessible
• Small souvenir store



* The above information, are subject to change without prior notification from the institution. In any case, has no responsibilities for any occurred changes.

 Last update 30/04/2017

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