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Eleutherna

25 km southeast of Rethymno, Rethymnon, Crete 74100, Greece
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Nice museum.

The museum gives good information about the history of this area. The only problem is that you can... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Jan W
Amazing Historical Eletherna!

If you are staying in or around Rethymnon, then this is definitely worth a visit particularly, if... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
Sally T
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25 km southeast of Rethymno, Rethymnon, Crete 74100, Greece
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Reviewed 2 days ago

The museum gives good information about the history of this area. The only problem is that you can make pictures in the museum and they have no shop where you can buy postcards or information booklets.

Thank Jan W
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

If you are staying in or around Rethymnon, then this is definitely worth a visit particularly, if you are interested in Minoan civilisation and Homer. There are different sites to visit, but they are all connected. Unfortunately the signs for each one is confusing and...More

Thank Sally T
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The village is famous for its archeological site and brand new museum. Back in the Minoan era, burial rituals that you can see in situ, are identical with those described in Homer. The excavations are a man's dream and hard work, archeologist N. Stambolidis and...More

Thank Miranda A
Reviewed 23 June 2017

I had the time to visit only the museum. It has a lot of interesting things to see there. It is not an expensive museum. It worths a stop. Maybe another time I visit the ancient ruins, I have heard they are very interesting also.

Thank George T
Reviewed 22 June 2017

This was a family trip to Eleutherna, the ancient site. We visited the museum and adjacent excavations (necropolis and Hellenic bridge). It's definitely worth visit. The museum is rather small (just three rooms), but packed with information. I guess you can make it in one...More

1  Thank David S
Reviewed 4 June 2017 via mobile

On previous visits to Crete we visited the Acropolis at Eleutherna and the general area, but were left with limited information about the history and scope of the wonderful site. The new 'Museum of Ancient Eleutherna' brings a completely different approach to the long history...More

1  Thank LusakaWhale
Reviewed 26 May 2017

Really cool place to visit if you're visiting Crete. The museum is a lovely trip through an ancient Cretan village, but you must also go and see the Necropolis itself. The feeling you get from that is eery, but priceless.

Thank Will R
Reviewed 16 May 2017

What a day! We went to see the archeological site - which was closed down with not a sign - but a few hot and bothered looking tourists looking confused. The Museum sadly closed before we got to it but the day was saved by...More

Thank Isobelh
Reviewed 5 May 2017 via mobile

We stopped in here after trying to go to the ancient site down the road but it was closed. Spent about half an hr in here looking at the artefacts. There were a couple of videos on loop and some of the displays were put...More

Thank Vikki D
Reviewed 25 April 2017 via mobile

We drove the 40 minutes from Panorma on the strength of the reviews, but I think things must have been changing since them. The museum was pretty good, though less impressive if you've been to Heraklion. Not free though - 4Euro per adult. About 30...More

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Michael C
16 February 2017|
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Response from greenwichjo | Reviewed this property |
I didn't see any bus stop nearby I'm afraid- was actually v difficult to find by car too. Not sure they have thought all the logistics through. If no car I'd be tempted to look at local travel agents in Crete. Some day tours... More
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