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Herakleion Archaeological Museum

Xanthoudidou St, Heraklion, Crete, Greece
302810 226092 226470
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Ranked #2 of 32 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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Wales
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21 reviews 21 reviews
5 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

We visited the museum as part of the tour to the Palace of Knossos and were impressed by the artifacts and archaeological items on display although it was extremely busy and there was a backlog of tours going around which meant we had to wait while each tour guide finished before commencing around the museum although this is very trivial... More

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Ljubljana, Slovenia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014 NEW

The museum has a very lovely setting up. You can buy a combined ticket (10€ per person) for the museum and for the Knossos archaeological site. My suggestion is to visit the museum first, because the line for buying tickets in Knossos are quite long, and there's no line at the museum. At the museum you can see the best... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014 NEW

This museum is newly renovated and has opened to share its phenomenal collection of the history of the Minoan people of Crete. Wonderful preserved samples of antiquities of their time. Incredible history--a must to see. Would recommend seeing the museum after visiting the Knossos Palace.

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The Hague, The Netherlands
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014 NEW

There are some simply wonderful things in this museum. And - not always the case in Greece - the displays are well organised and informative. It is crowded - a reflection of its worth - but that can mean that you have to dodge the tour parties a bit if you want to spend time on some of the best... More

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Brighton, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014 NEW

My husband and I went here three weeks after it opened. It was very interesting and incredible to see all the old pots that have been meticulously remade out if thousands of broken pieces. Definitely worth a visit.

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Ostrava, Czech Republic
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014 NEW

You can see lots of you heard at school about the human history. Very nice. Very good sorted items and easy on the eye.

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Prague, Czech Republic
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014 NEW

it is worth seeing it. there are a lot of historical minoan artefacts.my husbant was excited... recommend to buy a ticket together with ticket to knossos-it is cheaper.

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New York City, New York
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

There is a tremendous amount of artifacts. I had heard that they had recently renovated. I was hoping for some sort of presentation which would be engaging (more along the line of the Museum of Byzantine Culture in Thessaloniki or the New Acropolis Museum in Athens). If you are really into artifacts of the Minoan culture this would probably be... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014

This museum is the main archaelogical museum on the island. A combined ticket to Knossos palace and this museum was €10 or alternatively €6 each venue. It is easily reached by a short walk from the main bus station. The ground floor has some substantial classical statuary of Greek and Roman origin. There are many well lit cases displaying Minoan,... More

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Boston, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2014

As most of the movable objects and mosaic floors have been moved from the archaeological site on Crete to this museum it is essential to visit here before or after going to the sites. This modern museum, which is still in the throes of refurbishment, contains some of the most amazing artifacts that I have ever seen. The highlight was... More

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