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Address: Odos Paleologou 74, Agios Nikolaos, Crete, Greece
Phone Number: 0841 24 943
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This museum was not open in 2015.

This museum was not open when we visited, we were told it had not been open for 3 years because of Greeces economic difficulties. We were also told it should be open sometime in... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed November 7, 2015
Jim M
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Leicester, United Kingdom
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Leicester, United Kingdom
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38 reviews
15 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2015

This museum was not open when we visited, we were told it had not been open for 3 years because of Greeces economic difficulties. We were also told it should be open sometime in 2016.

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London, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2015

Absolutely beautiful since it was re-done, spacious, airy and very informative, so many exhibitions you need a good few hours to really take everything in! An excellent museum!

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Thank Jezeray
Nelson, Nelson, New Zealand
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67 reviews
14 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2015

Miss this and you've missed Crete. Amazing ruins which have with stood time and the elements. Easily accessible with plenty of parking. Just across the street when you are leaving is a really lovely little restaurant with very nice traditional fare. Be sure to take your camera/phone.

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Thank Brian H
St. Albans, United Kingdom
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59 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015

This is a very detailed museum and well worth the visit. It is Air conditioned too so that helps. I would suggest going to the museum before you go to Knossos as this way you can imagine what it was like easier. We had a guide which meant that moving through the rooms was easier, there was the usual boards... More 

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Thank YorkshireSykes
Surrey, UK
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30 reviews
14 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2015

It wasn't easy to find out that this was closed - tours still point it out, but it is currently CLOSED for refurbishment of some sort. I checked with the Information in Agios Nikolaos port - just as well as it is a fair walk and would hav been disappointed if we had done it only to found it was... More 

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Ashkelon, Israel
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12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

Small and nice with an interesting range of items related to the local history, the island culture and antiquities related to those. You will need no more than an hour (if you are slow) to go through most of the items, yet - it's worth the time spend.

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North East England, United Kingdom
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139 reviews
60 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 93 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2015

Quite small inside, lots of ancient handworked clothing such as embroidery, farm implements and information about local history. Worth a visit if you are in town, situated near the tourist information centre.. Lasted about twenty minutes. Cost two or three euro to get in I think. Local costumes on display models were quite good.

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Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015

The Archaeological Museum of Agios Nikolaos, is a brilliant museum, full of wonderful artifacts that have been found throughout the Lasithi area. The museum is closed for renavations at the moment and will not be open again until summer 2016.

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Thank janice m
Doncaster
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7 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

For the history buffs, this place is a must see. Not as large as the museum in Heraklio but still full of interesting artifacts.

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1 Thank Omiros
southerner
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13 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015 via mobile

We arrived by taxi during listed opening hours to find it closed - taxi driver made a call and said it was not just 'closed today' but - closed. Odd in view of the apparent visit mentioned below, 2 weeks ago - suggest you call local tourist information before setting off to visit! Pity, as it sounded good...

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