One of the greatest museums not only in Crete but in Greece as a whole. Undoubtedly, it hosts the top Minoan art collection in the world. Located in the heart of the city right beside the Freedom Square, so it will be a shame to miss the Heraklion Archaeological Museum. The spacious halls inside will give the visitor much more than the price of the ticket (10 Euro is the regular cost). The Minoan period probably attracts most people and here is where the original frescoes found at the palace of Knossos can be seen. The whole history of Cretan civilizations in Antiquity is there – Mycenaean, Dorian, Classical Greek, Greco-Roman. Another great feature of the Heraklion Archaeological Museum is the perfect air-conditioning. So, you can hide from the burning sun outside for an hour or two and get yourself familiar with the most important artifacts ever found on the island.