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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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Stunning ceramics thousands years old

The Archeological Museum in Heraklion is great with its vast collection of ceramics, frescos and jewellery from difficult to immagine period 4000-3000 years B.C. It has a big... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 28, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015 NEW

The Archeological Museum in Heraklion is great with its vast collection of ceramics, frescos and jewellery from difficult to immagine period 4000-3000 years B.C. It has a big collection of artefacts found in a famous palace of Knossos, where was the mithological labirynth of Minotaur. I was amazed by the rich decorations which were on these objects 4000 years old!... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015 NEW

So many beautiful things in this museum full of treasures. Take your time to make the whole tour. You can't get enough!!!

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Grantham UK
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015 NEW

Compared with the chaos of Heraklion, the museum is a joy. Parking is terrible in the city, so maybe going on an organised bus tour of Knossos and the museum is the best option.

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Reading, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 88 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW

Relatively new air conditioned musuem; with the most complete collection of Minoan artifacts anywhere in the world. Superbly laid out and very well displayed. Photography but not flash is allowed and because everything is well lit the results are amazing. Impossible to pick a highlight - too much great competition. If you HAD to make a choice go here rather... More 

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Carmarthen, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015 NEW

Fantastic day, take a day out and a nice coffee house in between . Staff were helpful and friendly. It's a bus ride away . It's air conditioned and has English translation. Some of the relics were outstanding

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Coventry, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015 NEW

Fantastic museum, was great to do after visiting Knossos as you can see a lot of the artefacts that were found there. Definitely worth a visit.

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Thatcham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015 NEW

Seeing these artefacts in the flesh (as it were!) is so much more amazing than seeing them in books or on the Internet. The finds are well displayed and there is information on each section. If you go to Knossos or any of the other palaces, this really helps you to know what it would have been like for the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015 NEW

This museum is definitely a must to visit while in Crete. Well preserved artefacts from the past. I was in awe of how ancient people managed to create such fabulous pottery, sculptures, jewellery without any modern technology, absolutely amazing.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015 NEW

Beautiful space and selection of artifacts is unbelievably beautiful! The museum is relatively small and just chock full of beauty.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015 NEW

brilliant museum, large collection all artefacts from Knossos Palace is here, ,well documented, allow 1 hr, amazing history, nice shade outside while waiting. worth going.

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