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Heraklion Archaeological Museum

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Address: Xanthoudidou 1 | Xanthoudidou 1 & Bofor, Heraklion, Crete 712 02, Greece
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Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
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A museum delineating the history of the island Crete, complete with...

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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Excellent museum displaying hundreds of Greek and Cretin artifacts on two floors in a nice manner. Numerous examples through the Minoan Knossos era and from Mycanae on the... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 6 days ago
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Pattaya, Thailand
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Excellent museum displaying hundreds of Greek and Cretin artifacts on two floors in a nice manner. Numerous examples through the Minoan Knossos era and from Mycanae on the Peliponissos. Nominal entry fee is charged...nice souvenir shoppe.

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Mechelen, Belgium
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

It is a fantastic museum with very good explanations on the rich greek history. I loved it because of the nice pieces on display, but also because it is just the right size.... You see a lot of nice things and you get a lot of information but you are not oversaturated!

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The museum had two floors and was displayed nicely. There are lots of finds from Knossos here and a pretty impressive recreation model. There is a room full of sculptures, a room full of frescoes, and many other artifacts.

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Heraklion Prefecture, Greece
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Cretan civilization is really interesting.The findings too but the building is old.The city of Herakleion and the history of the island deserve s a new museum.The renovation is ok but still not that great. Thanks

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Thank Georgios K
Heraklion Prefecture, Greece
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Imagine yourself in the ancient ruins of Knossos.Probably the sight will overwhelm you.You should put first on your list of things to do in Heraklion because you just can't miss it

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The displays were very well presented, spread over 2 floors and provides explanation in English. Photo taking without flash is allowed except for some unpublished displays (few though). We enjoyed spending a couple of hours in the museum. Entrance fee for winter season is half off regular price. So it is definitely worth a visit during winter and the museum... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The Archaeological Museum of Heraklion is definitely the pinnacle of must-see spots within the city. It hosts an impressive collection of artifacts dating back to prehistoric Crete and the Minoan Civilization. The visitors can also see relics from the Geometric, the Archaic, the Classic, the Alexandrine and Roman era, admiring the wide variety of styles and creations through the ages... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I booked a visit here through a travel Rep and so had a guided tour of the museum. It was really interesting to learn about the history of the island and the museum has a very impressive array of artifacts

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Highly recommended, particularly for those interested in the Minoan history of Crete. A chronological display of artifacts, many from the Palace of Knossos, located nearby and also well worth visiting. More than one visit is a must, as hours can be spent looking at the exhibits! Also be careful to check for public holidays/festivals, as the Museum can be closed... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I thoroughly enjoyed our visit to the museum. One cannot fail to be impressed by it. The chronological sequence of the layout is good, there is plenty of space; and the exhibits themselves are amazing. It is difficult to believe how objects of such age have been found intact and in such a good condition. Although I found the exhibits... More 

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