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Herakleion Archaeological Museum

Xanthoudidou St, Heraklion, Crete, Greece
302810 226092 226470
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Ranked #2 of 33 Attractions in Heraklion
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: History Museums, Museums
Traveler Description: As of May 6th 2014, the renovated Heraklion Archaeological Museum has become again accessible to the public after many years of closure. The official... more »
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Landsberg am Lech, Germany
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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014 NEW

Do not miss this museum. It is an absolute must for ancient history aficionados! A fabulously re vamped Museum. Small, but so interesting. One of the most beautifully set out Museums I have seen, with interesting displays, fabulous artifacts, and sensitively set out. I could have stayed all day, however, it was part of a tour to Knossos, so the... More

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LHR
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014 NEW

After a tour of knossos, it's nice to see the actual artifacts and learnt more about the history of Crete.

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014 NEW via mobile

Do not miss this museum. Your ticket to the archaelogical site at Knossos at 10 euros will also give you entry to this splendid museum fairly recently reopened after being closed for several years. We had a wonderful guide, Karin, via Fantasy Travel, who took us on a tour first of Knossos and then this museum, which lasted from 8am... More

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Limassol, Cyprus
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014 NEW

Highly recommended - very interesting - I liked it very much. You should not missed it. Has many interesting things to see and admire.

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Dublin, Ireland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2014 NEW

If planning of visiting Herakleion - one of the must sees is the Archaelogical Museum!! There is a huge variety of ancient Minoan artefacts!!! Gorgeous!

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Kristinestad, Finland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014 NEW

Pottery, fresco-paintings and jewellery from ancient time. Amazing! Don´t miss this if you make trips on your holiday in Crete. The museum is recently restored, also airconditioned. You should combine both the Minoan Palace of Knossos and the archeological museum in Heraklion to get the right impression.

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Clermont-Ferrand, France
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014 NEW

Very well preserved artifacts from the oldest European civilization. Definitely worth the detour. There are 2 floors so if your time is budgeted, don't spend too much time downstairs.

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Surrey
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014

We visited as part of an all day tour including Knossos in the morning. Our guide was very informative, and some of the exhibits are very fine.

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Bristol
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014

Amazing collection of Minoan artifacts. Amazing 3000 year old technology and craftsmanship on display. Unbelievable.

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Zug, Switzerland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014

The exhibition of the palatial period is simply amazing! Some pieces are indeed breathtaking, such as the Disc of Phaistos and the Snake Goddess statuette! Worth a visit at any cost! Too bad the Museum Shop did not sell a guide or a catalogue!

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