A few days ago we informed about shortened opening hours of Cretaquarium, which is one of the biggest tourist attractions in Crete. This is not an exception, since in Crete from November 1 to March 31 a large part of museums and archaeological sites pass into a winter, shorter working time. This applies in particular to more well-known places whose opening hours in the summer season are very long.
The shorter work of this type of branches is worth remembering especially when one of you is planning a trip to Crete over the coming months.
Below you will find the most important museums and archaeological sites selected by us, which opening hours are subject to change.
The Archaeological Museum in Heraklion is open on Mondays between 10:00 and 17:00.
Other days of the week and public holidays: 08:00 - 15:00
The Archaeological Museum of Rethymno and the Archaeological Museum of Chania are open from 08:00 to 15:00. A small exception concerns the museum in Chania, because it is closed on Mondays.
The Historical Museum of Crete in Heraklion is open from 09.00-15.30 from Monday to Saturday. On Sundays and public holidays, this facility remains closed.
The Historical and Folklore Museum of Rethymno and the Maritime Museum of Chania are open from 8:30 to 15:00.
Minoan palaces in Knossos, Phaistos, Malia and the former capital of Crete - Gortyna are open every day from 8.00-15.00. The last visitors are admitted to the excavation site at 14.45. In the case of the palace in Zakros , the same opening times apply except for Mondays, in which these excavations are closed at all.
In the case of the former leper colony the greatest change in functioning occurs. Between November 1 and March 31, the island can only be visited by pre-arranged groups. For individual tourists in these months, the island remains closed.
As we mentioned at the beginning, shortened opening hours in the aforementioned places are valid until the end of March 2019.