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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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Superb refurbished museum

The artefacts are very well displayed. The Cretans are rightly proud of their ancient past and this museum does both justice.

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 25, 2015
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Doncaster, United Kingdom
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Doncaster, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015 NEW

The artefacts are very well displayed. The Cretans are rightly proud of their ancient past and this museum does both justice.

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Bucharest, Romania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2015 NEW

The museum has been re-designed and re-opened recently after a long renovation. The exhibits are very neatly laid out following a historic timeline. there is a good balance between sufficient, yet not too much, exhibits and the descriptions throughout. It perfectly complements a visit to Knossos.

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Kinsale, Ireland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2015

I like this kind of stuff. I took a few hours out from a busy schedule to visit the museum. Heraklion in general is very much steeped in history. Lots of ancient walls and structures scattered over the town, including the minoan fort on the coast near the port (although it is currently undergoing rennovations and not open to the... More 

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Barcelona, Spain
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2015

you get the ticket either at Knossos or at the museum. Go and have a look and overall enjoy the tiny details, I loved the jewels but it was great to see cups and some many every day items. It is great!

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nicosia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2015 via mobile

Herakleion archeological museum is worth visiting for sure. There you can find treasures of the ancient Crete civilization that you can only stop to admire. There is a large wealth of different types of exhibits from the famous faistos disc to the well known minotaur!

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Victoria, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015

The museum had just opened after many years undergoing an extensive renovation. Absolutely world class collection grouped chronologically, displayed to perfection for viewing ease and well narrated. A lot to view and absorb in one visit and a return visit would be rewarding. The surrounds of well landscaped with seating in the shade to relax before leaving. A most memorable... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015

The old archaeological museum was one of the most fascinating museums in the world, and I'm pleased to say that the wait for the new museum has been worth it. Fabulous material, well displayed with excellent labelling (nice change). A brilliant, brilliant museum. Allow yourself enough time. I hope they produce a guidebook soon, and a comprehensive range of postcards... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2015

For Minoan culture, this is your stop. Well displayed and wide ranging. Easy to get to. Nothing like it in Athens. Visit was in September 2013.

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Crete
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

This could be the one and only reason for someone to visit Crete. An unbelievable collection causes chills to every visitor, showing the simple fact that after all we are just human beings, with all the needs and beliefs that we used to have 3.000 years ago.

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Heraklion, Greece
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

First time I went at the Archealogical Musuem I think I was 8.Ofcourse I couldnt remember anything.Untill last summer when my brother came to visit from Thessaloniki.We went at the Museum in the morning snd lucky for us it was a little bit crowded but not too much. I was amazed with Minoan history.So much art so many years ago.I... More 

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