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Herakleion Archaeological Museum

Xanthoudidou St, Heraklion, Crete, Greece
302810 226092 226470
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Ranked #1 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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Norwich, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2014 NEW

We took a 3Euro bus ride from Hersinossos to Iraklion and this museum is in easy walking distance of the bus station. It has only been reopened for a short while following a 7 year closure. They have done an amazing job. The whole exhibition, particularly of the Minoan artifacts, is a work of art. What an amazing condition they... More

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Los Angeles, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2014 NEW

Fabulous collection of pottery, statues, jewelry - all so artful and attractive, timeless and amazing designs! These are the treasures of the Palace, not to be missed. Then take short walk to Lion's Fountain for shopping and restaurants around fountain.

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Ammerthal Germany
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38 reviews 38 reviews
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10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2014 NEW

We walked to the museum in the morning so it was not crowded. The exhibits of the Minoan culture were well displayed and written up. Great overview. Fortunately the museum remained coolin spite of the warm weather outdoors.

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Doncaster, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2014 NEW

Large number of amazing artifacts all in beautiful condition and lovingly restored. The jewelry is unbelievable especially the bee brooch. Will need a good morning/afternoon here and visit here before going to Knossos.

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Falmouth, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2014 NEW

Recent refurbishment. Overwhelming number of extraordinary artefacts - particularly impressive to see such amazing art from even 3500 years ago and older. Very clean and tidy museum. Café staff very friendly and helpful too!

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Wroclaw
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36 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014 NEW

This was my second visit to the museum so I knew what to expect but it was even better that for the first time. I could see a lot of new exponats, presenting the culture of the island in a very ambitious, but also clear way. We went there during the International Tourism Days, at the end of September so... More

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Indianapolis IN
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6 reviews 6 reviews
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11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014 NEW

Didn't expect such a great museum in Heraklion, but this was a remarkable museum with artifacts that were taken from Knossos and other areas. Stunning items -- hard to believe they even existed. Call it a small British Museum...

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Athens, Greece
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014 NEW

a lot of things to see from stone age till roman times… especially bronze age stuff is amazing… you can spend hours to see all...

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Winston Salem, North Carolina
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014 NEW

A fabulous museum that we really enjoyed but he need to see sights around the island prevented us from spending a lot of time here. We were there for part of the afternoon and got to see most of the important items. Easy to get to in the city of Heraklion and worth a short walk over to see it... More

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Sun City, Arizona
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014 NEW

Nicely exhibited artifacts gathered from the Palace of Knossis - there is ample light, lots of room around exhibits, and excellent labeling in English. The Palace of Knossis has been stripped bare of significant artifacts and it is wise to visit here first before going there. The museum cafe is small but has excellent food. The bus to the Palace... More

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