Starting today, Greek museums are reopening to visitors after months of lockdown. However, if you think that the museums were covered with dust during the six-month break, then we must disappoint you. Most Greek museums, both public and private, have used this time for a series of works such as digitally upgrading their facilities, creating virtual tours and undertaking other digital activities for children and adults, registering and digitizing finds, designing and preparing new exhibitions.
It is also worth remembering that on May 18, which is next Tuesday, is International Museum Day, when admission to museums is free.
Therefore, if you plan to visit Crete, it is worth remembering about the local interesting museums, where you can see the rich collections reminding about the unusual history of the island. The most unusual and extensive collection is presented by the Heraklion Archaeological Museum . You can visit every day from 8am to 8pm, except on Tuesdays when the opening hours are a bit shorter: 10.00-20.00
We are also looking forward to the opening at the new premises of the Archaeological Museum in Chania. The relocation of the collections from the old location has now been completed and final work is underway.
Of course, from today museums will operate under imposed sanitary requirements, i.e. the obligatory use of masks, a limited number of visitors and a certain number of people in groups in the case of guided tours, as well as the use of distance, disinfection and good ventilation of rooms.