Museum's Temporary Display
When this edition went to press, Iraklion's Archaeological Museum was still closed for major renovations and additions, although it was claimed it would be open by the spring of 2012. However, they have installed a selection of all the major holdings in a new building at the rear of the museum. Its hours have been Tuesday to Sunday 8:30am to 5pm; Monday noon to 5pm. Admission is 4€; 2€ for students and E.U. seniors. To be frank, this reduced selection is probably enough for most visitors -- all the notable pieces are on display. One drawback is that the floor space is limited, so try to visit there during off hours -- very early in the morning or late in the day.
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