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The best museums in Heraklion

The best museums in Heraklion

As the birthplace of Western Culture, it is no surprise that the capital of Heraklion is host to a series of top museums.

One of the must-see museums in Heraklion is the Archaeological Museum. Located in the heart of the city, the museum is home to a wealth of ancient artifacts from the Minoan civilisation, including vases, jewelry and sculptures. The museum also has a number of exhibits on other ancient civilizations, including Roman and Byzantine.

Another popular museum in Heraklion is the Natural History Museum of Crete. Located in the old town, the museum houses a wide range of exhibits on the flora, fauna and geology of the island. The museum also features a number of interactive exhibits, making it a great choice for families.

Finally, no trip to Heraklion would be complete without a visit to the Cretaquarium. Located just outside the city, it is home to a wide range of marine life, including sharks, octopuses and rare small species of fish.

So if you're planning a trip to Heraklion, be sure to add these top museums to your itinerary. You won't be disappointed!