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Archaeological Museum of Rethymno

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Open today: 8:00 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.
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Well presented

This is the new museum (though plenty maps still show the old location up by the fortezza). The... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Whitley Bay, United Kingdom
Great collection

Small museum with a really good collection of Minoan Roman and Byzantine artefacts Well displayed... read more

Reviewed September 16, 2018
Weston-super-Mare, United Kingdom
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Chimarras, Rethymnon, Crete 741 00, Greece
+30 2831 029975
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

When we walked in the staff stared at us as though they weren't expecting any visitors. As soon as we started walking around the museum, which is just one room, a grumpy looking member of staff being following us and glaring at us as though...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is the new museum (though plenty maps still show the old location up by the fortezza). The exhibition represents a chronological history of Rethymnon with some interesting artefacts on display; well labelled in Greek and English and nicelhy displayed. My main interestis in the...More

Thank 532Sue
Reviewed September 18, 2018 via mobile

Called in today for a look round. Had only just got in there and pointed at some artifacts through glass cabinet only to be told "Don't touch!". How could I touch through glass? Spent rest of visit with arms folded. Otherwise was interesting but not...More

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Reviewed September 16, 2018 via mobile

Small museum with a really good collection of Minoan Roman and Byzantine artefacts Well displayed Highly recommend

Thank Albia-Newton
Reviewed September 9, 2018 via mobile

Nice, single room in the old town, very detailed information and well presented exhibits. Bit hot, but really good price to enter.Think it was 2 euros.

Thank Nicholas B
Reviewed August 11, 2018

This place offers interesting temporary exhibitions though the museum itself is quite small. The one I visited comprised a lot of curious artifacts and informative posts regarding historic periods. Besides it is the best hiding place on boiling hot sunny days.

Thank Baya A
Reviewed July 31, 2018

You can spread hours looking at the plethora of exhibits. The staff are friendly and extremely helpful. We worth a visit.

Thank Liz M
Reviewed July 8, 2018

The museum is a small collection, but gives great detail and context to each piece. The exhibits do a fantastic job of articulating the history of Crete over the centuries. We visited this just after visiting Armeni Minoan Cemetery, so it was great to see...More

Thank Richard S
Reviewed June 8, 2018 via mobile

This small museum was very nice and had a staff of four. We did not get a very warm welcome and it went downhill from there. We were continuously followed everywhere we went and we certainly felt very unwelcome. We have visited museums all over...More

Thank Brian M
Reviewed May 25, 2018

All should visit just to see the history of this island and it's culture Situated in an old church with a gift shop across the road

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Nicholas B
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It's at the Saint Francis church now. Center of town.