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Crete: Heraklion Archaeological Museum Ticket & Audio Guide

3.8 / 5

12 reviews

Crete: Heraklion Archaeological Museum Ticket & Audio Guide

From US$ 15.85 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
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Covid-19 precautions
Special health and safety measures apply. Learn more
Mobile ticketing
Use your phone or print your voucher
Valid 1 day
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Skip the ticket line
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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
  • Offline content (text, audio narration, and maps)
  • Free time to explore the museum
  • Live guide
  • Smartphone or headphones
  • Food and drinks
  • Transportation
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds
Traveler requirements
  • You must bring your own headphones
  • You are required to bring and wear a mask
  • Masks are required while indoors
  • All participants who are over 18 years old must also bring a valid form of government-issued photo ID
  • All participants who are over 18 years old must present either proof of full vaccination or proof of a Covid-19 infection within the last 6 months

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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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What to bring

  • Headphones
  • Charged Smartphone

Not allowed

  • Pets
  • Smoking

Know before you go

  • 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

3.8 /5

based on 12 reviews

Review summary

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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

One hour of waiting in line despite the ticket purchased with the information that the entrance is skip-the-line. Instead of allowing them in groups, they let them in one by one, which causes chaos in time. The exhibition itself is as modest as the Ne of this type of museum. I recommend the exhibition for fans of ceramics. Mixed exhibitions no categories. In a word, absurd. I do not recommend.

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August 26, 2021

Very disapointed. We had taken 2 entrance tickets with the audio guide. This one was in English ... No French. And only available on a phone ... 20 euros for that! This is a scam!

August 17, 2021

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