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Herakleion Archaeological Museum

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Address: Xanthoudidou St, Heraklion, Crete, Greece
Phone Number: 302810 226092 226470
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Description: A museum delineating the history of the island Crete, complete...
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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I recommend you visit here before any archeological site. There are so many beautiful things to see, it is just amazing. I loved the bee pendant and the reed vase. The information... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 18, 2015
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LINCOLNSHIRE
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137 reviews 137 reviews
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46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2015 NEW

I recommend you visit here before any archeological site. There are so many beautiful things to see, it is just amazing. I loved the bee pendant and the reed vase. The information about the exhibits and where they where found is in English as well as Greek. The little cafe is a bit basic but you can get a spot... More 

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Tel Aviv, Israel
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29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2015 NEW

Plan your visit in Knossos in the morning so you will be able to visit this rich museum afterwards on the same day ( and get to use a combo ticket). If not, you pay just few extra Euros, but you will have a complete impression of the time, the way of living and trade of the Minoan people. The... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2015 NEW

I've never seen a worse organised museum. We arrived with our luggage, on the way to the airport. The guy at the ticket window flatly refused to let me in with my cabin case. (My boyfriend's backpack was apparently no problem.) There is no cloakroom or lockers, and the ticket guy is not allowed to store any luggage in his... More 

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Valparaiso, Indiana
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5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015 NEW

We went to the museum after visiting the Palace of Knossos (get the combo ticket). Very glad we did. Amazing stuff. It's amazing the beautiful and functional things they created to live and work with.

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San Francisco, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015 NEW

I had a great guide Marilina of Elissos Guided Tour. Marilina helped me by focusing on the important artifacts - like the standard of living of the Minoans, their trade with surrounding civilizations, ...

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Haifa, Israel
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25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015 NEW

It may be small (only two stories) but very well displayed and worth a visit. Afterwards, enjoy the view from their garden terrace with a glass of fresh-squeezed juice. There is elevator-access to the second floor.

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Gdynia, Poland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015 NEW

Full of ancient artefacts, covering 9000 years of history. They have some very iconic artefacts, which you should recognize even after high school history lessons. Really worthy tip: you can buy one ticket 20% cheaper here if you plan to visit the Knossos palace

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Dundee, United Kingdom
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40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015 NEW

Excellent museum. Loads of old things to see, and good captions in English. You are allowed to take photos. I really enjoyed getting up close to the exhibits. Well worth a visit.

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Rehovot Israel
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51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015

This is a very nice museum ,most of the exhibits are from Knossos Palace.The vmost beautiful exponent is a gold bee. It is located in the center near to Aquila Atlantis,Cappsis and Megatron hotels. It is also a short walk from the bus station coming from out of Heraklion. The museum has a nice caffe shop and garden where one... More 

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London, England, United Kingdom
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42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2015

As a follow on to Knossos Palace, we visited this museum during April 2015. The building is modern and clean and the exhibits are extremely well laid out and labelled in Greek and English. Organised tours can be arranged but there is enough information available to go it alone. It takes a long time to see everything so we broke... More 

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