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Address: 25 km southeast of Rethymno, Rethymnon, Crete 74100, Greece
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Cheap mythos in the village was very welcome. Very interesting site, but watch out for the man with limited knowledge who wants to show you around (very quickly) and also wants to... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 4 June 2016
Alison D
Welshpool, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 July 2016

The Museum of Ancient Eleuftherna opened in mid-June, 2016, and is worth the drive up into the hills above Rethymnon. The modern building houses finds from the Minoan up to the Hellenistic periods but concentrates on the 9th through 6th centuries BCE: the preclassical Greece of Homer and later. There are some audiovisual materials that might please the sophisticated and... More 

Thank Panajody
Northumberland, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 July 2016

we visited this site last september and yes, its spread out, no, its not signposted very well but, with the aid of a good guidebook makes for a fascinating and atmospheric visit. We and one other swiss couple had the place to ourselves which made it all the better for me, there is now an archeological museum which i intend... More 

Thank karen w
Blairgowrie, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 June 2016

This is very spread out and not suitable for children or elderly people as the paths are very rough and rocky. If you are really into ancient sites it is possibly worth a visit but if not there are better ones to go to.

Thank Perry G
London, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 June 2016

Currently ancient Eleutherna (Apollonia) is an archaeological dig site, and not much more. Apparently the nearby museum is opening this month (June 16th, we were told in the local taverna) which may add to the interest. This is a real shame as the ancient history of the area is fascinating. At the moment, you can walk around the ruins which... More 

Thank Neil C
Welshpool, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 June 2016

Cheap mythos in the village was very welcome. Very interesting site, but watch out for the man with limited knowledge who wants to show you around (very quickly) and also wants to be paid. The cisterns and the sites are well worth visiting.

Thank Alison D
Athens, Greece
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 May 2016

Even we have called and informed that it was open, we went there and it was closed. It's a place with a great history that everybody must visit.

Thank 07Michael
Scotland UK
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 May 2016

This whole site with its Necropolis and new Museum will be opened in June 2016; I was privileged to be invited to see it in April and was fascinated.

Thank RoseofScotland
Wirral, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 October 2015

We have never stayed so far inland (in Crete), we found ourselves about 8 miles from the 8th to highest mountain in all of Europe (the highest in Greece, Mount Idi) The location is a trek from the national road (E75). We stayed a week and found this location to be a peacefully isolated from the main tourist areas. Eleutherna... More 

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Thatcham, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 August 2015

look for Ancient Eleutherna not Eleutherna if you want the ancient part. There are signs in the village for each part. You will need to be able to walk over very rocky and uneven ground to access the cisterns and fortress etc. The ancient town part was fenced off but you could see parts through a fence.

2 Thank Susanne F
Framlingham, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 June 2015 via mobile

Will be great when it is finished and fully open (assuming the financial crisis doesn't completely halt the painfully slow progress to date). Still interesting as part of a general wander around, especially on the hilltop, but with so many other well excavated and accessible sites, this one doesn't really compare.

Thank StandonZanzibar

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