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The Archaeological Museum of Heraklion undertakes to make its website: accessible, in accordance with the provisions of Law no. 4727/2020 (Government Gazette 184 A’ 23-09-2020), Chapter H’ “DIGITAL ACCESSIBILITY (INTEGRATION INTO GREEK LEGISLATION OF DIRECTIVE (EU) 2016/2102 OF THE EUROPEAN PARLIAMENT AND OF THE COUNCIL OF 26th OCTOBER 2016, ON THE ACCESSIBILITY OF WEBSITES AND APPLICATIONS FOR PUBLIC-SECTOR BODIES’ PUBLIC DEVICES)”, which transposes Directive (EU) 2016/2012 into national law.

This accessibility statement applies to the website

Identity of the declarant:

Archaeological Museum of Heraklion

Xanthoudidou and Chatzidaki

71202 Heraklion, Crete



State of compliance:

This website complies with the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines for Web Content Accessibility (WCAG 2.1), for level AA.

In particular, the website and the application have integrated the website accessibility widget of the EqualWeb service powered by a dedicated accessibility server (offering a range of functionalities for use by people with disabilities – including those with visual, hearing, cognitive and motor impairments).

Non-accessible content:

Third-party content: content embedded in third-party content pages does not fully comply with accessibility rules (e.g. embedded videos hosted on ).

In accordance with case (e) of paragraph 3 of Art. 37 of Law 4727/2020, content on third-party websites is excluded. This case concerns third party websites other than, which are accessible via links.

Documents: these are standard documents in MS word or pdf format, available under the heading Forms-Applications. These forms are also available on the website of the Directorate for Archaeological Museums, Exhibitions and Educational Programmes ( )


Preparation of this accessibility statement

The assessment of the website’s compliance with the requirements of Directive (EU) 2016/2102 was carried out by means of a self-assessment.

Last revision of the statement on 09-02-2023.


Submit comments and contact details

To enable us to improve the accessibility of the content, you can point out problems you encounter or request access to information or documents not accessible

– via the following contact address

– in writing, at the postal address Xanthoudidou & Chatzidaki, 712 02 Heraklion, Crete.


The reply will be communicated to the interested party by any appropriate means as soon as possible.

In the event of an unsatisfactory response to the information or requests, the person concerned is entitled to refer the matter to the competent institutional authorities in accordance with the provision, such as by submitting a complaint to the Ombudsman ( ).



Activation of the Accessibility Menu

The accessibility menu of the website can be activated by clicking on the accessibility menu icon that appears at the side of the page. Once the accessibility menu has been activated, wait a short while for the accessibility menu to load in its entirety. continues its efforts to continually improve the accessibility of the site in the belief that it is our collective moral obligation to enable seamless use for those of us with disabilities. Despite our efforts to make all pages and content on fully accessible, some content may not yet be fully adapted to the strictest accessibility standards.


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