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Crete: Heraklion Archaeological Museum Ticket & Audio Guide

4.2 / 5

31 reviews

Activity provider: Clio Muse Tours
Entry ticket

Crete: Heraklion Archaeological Museum Ticket & Audio Guide

Activity provider: Clio Muse Tours

From US$ 15.08 per person

Skip the ticket line and enter hassle-free to the Heraklion Archaeological Museum with a prebooked admission ticket sent to your email together with an audio guide.

About this ticket

Free cancellation
Cancel up to 24 hours in advance for a full refund
Covid-19 precautions
Special health and safety measures are in place. Check your activity voucher once you book for full details.
Valid 1 day
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Skip the ticket line
Audio guide included
English, German, French, Spanish
Wheelchair accessible


  • Enjoy a hassle-free visit with an entry e-ticket for the Heraklion Archaeological Museum
  • Admire the exhibits housed in the Museum such as the Phaistos Disk, the “Snake Goddess”, the Stone bull’s head rhyton, the Mino’s ring
  • Marvel at the amazing Minoan frescoes such as the bull-leaping scene, the “Prince of the Lilies” and the “Ladies in blue”
Full description

Experience the Heraklion Archaeological Museum at your own pace with a skip-the-line e-ticket and a fascinating self-guided audio tour on your smartphone. Receive your ticket by email, download the app, and the audio tour on your phone, prior to your visit, and travel back in time to experience the masterpieces of Minoan art.

Put on your headphones and explore representative artifacts from all periods of Cretan prehistory and history, covering a chronological span of over 5,500 years from the Neolithic period to Roman times through the power of storytelling and learn historical information and uncommon stories and anecdotes from the ancient times.

Get an engaging and informative visit with in-depth research, squeezed into brief original stories. The audio tour can be used repeatedly and anytime, before or after your visit.

Gain valuable insights into one of the oldest and most important museums in Greece that is rightly considered as the Museum of Minoan Culture par excellence.

  • Regular entry ticket
  • Self-guided audio tour for your smartphone (Android & iOS) in English, German, French and Spanish
  • Offline content (text, audio narration, and maps)
  • Free time to explore the museum
  • Live guide
  • Smartphone or headphones
  • Food and drinks
  • Transportation

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Meeting point

There is no meeting point with a physical guide. The self-guided audio tour begins at the entrance of the museum which is located in Heraklion downtown, opposite the busy Eleftherias square.

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Important information

What to bring

  • Headphones
  • Charged Smartphone

Not allowed

  • Pets
  • Smoking

Know before you go

  • EU citizens aged 0-25 are entitled to free admission, however, they must wait in line to show an ID card or passport
  • From April 1 to October 31, non-EU citizens aged 6-25 are entitled to 50% reduced admission upon presentation of their passport
  • Children up to the age of 5 from non-EU countries are entitled to free admission upon presentation of their passport
  • From April 1 to October 31, senior citizens over 65 from Greece or other EU countries are entitled to 50% reduced admission
  • This activity includes the regular adult entry ticket which can be used by all ages and lets you skip the long ticket lines
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.2 /5

based on 31 reviews

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The audio guide explained the most important exhibits. The path information with a sketch and the illustrations that are currently being discussed make it very easy to find your way around. There were one or two in each room and there was also some general information. You can get more information from the signs in the museum. But by the end of the guide we were also spiritually filled, so there wasn't room for much more.

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July 27, 2022

A breathtaking collection of Minoan art and artefacts, thoughtfully curated. The audio guide presents suggested highlights, but there's plenty more to see in every room. Informative signage is provided in English and Greek. If you have to choose between visiting the Knossos archaeological site and the museum, I recommend the museum - it provides a more comprehensive insight into Minoan material and spiritual culture.

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September 21, 2021

The tour guide was very informative and easy to understand. It was also great that you could read the text. Only the directions to the next information point were not particularly good. We didn't find every point based on the descriptions

October 3, 2022

Product ID: 403499