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How to get here

  • Walking
  • Bicycle
  • Sightseeing Bus
  • Car

Natural History Museum of Crete is at a walking distance from the city centerand the Heraklion port.
There are not special bicycle parking facilities in NHMC but there is space outside the museum’s entrance for securing your bike with your own means. Bicycles are also available to tourists by the Municipality of Heraklion and can be borrowed from specific points of delivery and receipt which have been set up across the city.
The buses start from the Heraklion port and end at Knossos antiquities (NHMC is the fourth sightseeing bus stop). There are 3 lines: Green line: “Heraklion Hop on- Hop off” bus, Red line: “Creta City Tours” and Yellow line: “Heraklion Open Tour”
Driving to the Museum is easy through the Sofokli Venizelou Avenue (see map). A 24h indoor municipal parking is available just opposite to the Museum. In this parking (tel: +30 2810 285734) the cost for 2 hours is 2 €. For every extra hour the cost is 0,5 €. (see exact location of the parking in

Exhibition Halls of Natural History Museum of Crete

  • Sofokli Venizelou Avenue, ZIP Code: 71202, Heraklion Crete, Greece
  • +30 2810 282740, +30 2810 393630


  • Entrance

    Use the Sofokli Venizelou Avenue for entrance. There are 2 steps and a ramped path for entry with wheelchairs and pushchairs.

  • Maps

    For a print map of the Museum, please ask at the reception desk.

  • Bags and pushchairs

    These can be left in the small cloakroom behind the reception desk.

  • Photography

    You can take photographs for personal use in the Museum. The use of flash is not permitted only in the gallery with live animals.

  • Lifts

    All floors of NHMC are accessible by lift. A ramped path allows entry with wheelchairs and pushchairs to the toilet area.

  • Disabled visitors

    NHMC has an inclusive admission policy ensuring free entrance to disabled visitors.

  • Wheelchairs

    Wheelchairs are not available on loan.

  • Baby care

    There is baby care facility at the women’s toilet.

  • Animals

    Dogs, pets and other animals are not permitted in the Museum including our external garden areas. There is place at the Museum’s entrance to leash your dog by your own responsibility.

  • Food and drink

    At the time being there is not available restaurant or café inside the Museum. There are plenty of them at a close distance outside the Museum. Food and drink are not permitted into the NHMC Exhibition halls.

  • Info

    If you have particular needs or have any queries concerning these arrangements then please contact our reception desk by telephone +30 2810 282740, +30 2810 393630, fax +30 2810 393636 or email