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Heraklion Archaeological Museum

Xanthoudidou | Chatzidaki, Heraklion, Crete 712 02, Greece
+30 281 027 9000
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A museum delineating the history of the island Crete, complete with artifacts belonging to the ancient civilizations that once populated the island.
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  • Very good23%
  • Average4%
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Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
Xanthoudidou | Chatzidaki, Heraklion, Crete 712 02, Greece
+30 281 027 9000
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Reviewed yesterday

we were amazed by the minoan civilization and the antiquities...it was a hot day though and had to rush.hope we had more time...

Thank cooper-george
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Difinetively worth a visit if you are in Heraklion. The place is full of history, intersting stuff and great exhibits.

Thank Ciprian P
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Great museum, really interesting and wide selection of Minoan and Ancient Greek artifacts. Fantastic to visit after knossos

Thank georgiost202
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

A must see on a visit to Crete. I wish I had a few days to spend here. The artefacts are just amazing.

Thank Maciej K
Reviewed 3 days ago

I have been to many museums over the years and the one at Heraklion ranks high among them. It is well laid out and informative. One is able to both admire sensational archaeological finds and construct a clear sense of Crete's ancient past. The quality...More

Thank Christina I
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

The renovated archeological museum is a must to see in Heraklion. It includes the whole history of Minoan civilisation with a lot of the original pieces from Knossos palace and many others of that period. This new museum represents a professional work that deserves to...More

Thank Belangelie
Reviewed 4 days ago

I absolutely enjoyed walking around in this interesting museum. I easily spent 2 hours going from one hall to the other, seeing the beautiful pottery, jewelry, art sculptures, ...

Thank Renee K
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Its nit bad. Nothing interesting if you're comparing to price. 10€ for person is quiet a lot as for this museum. Lot of ancient pottery :)

Thank Natalia M
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Very interesting museum and a good break in the beach routine. My two teenagers also enjoyed the walk through.

Thank Karsten A
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Visited with my sister and her 2 year old, totally worth it! Plenty of things to see and learn over there! Love the history of Crete island! You can access with stroller or a wheelchair.

Thank Yiota K
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Sæmundur Óskar H
4 July 2017|
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Response from Sherard20015 | Reviewed this property |
Yes indeed, it is two floors and there is a lift. Very easy to get around.
22 April 2017|
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Response from DDaphne |
We had a hire car and parked it in the large free car park next to Knossos. We bought a combined ticket to the site and museum as recommended by others on TripAdvisor. When we had finished viewing the site, we caught a bus... More
8 September 2016|
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Response from traveller46_11 | Reviewed this property |
According to their website the museum currently (September) is open 8am to 8pm daily. Lonely Panet (2012 edition) advises that from November to March the museum is open from 8:30am to 3pm.