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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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Athens, Greece
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54 reviews 54 reviews
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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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19 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
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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34 attraction reviews
54 helpful votes 54 helpful votes
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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Poole, United Kingdom
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22 reviews 22 reviews
15 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014 NEW

This is a must if you are in Crete and visiting Knossos or any of the other sites. It contains pottery and jewellery finds plus the amazing frescos. Unfortunately, we went as part of a large group and did not have time to go round the whole place, it is rather large, nor did we go in the shop. It... More

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Glenview, IL
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014 NEW

Makes trips to the Minoan ruins much more meaningful. The contents of the museum were mostly salvaged from the excavations of Knossos and Phaistos. The artistic level and condition of the pieces are generally amazing.

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Bristol
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58 helpful votes 58 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014 NEW

Truly a stunning collection of Minoan artefacts, beautifully displayed in a brand new building. Superb facilities. Expect lots of people so if you can arrive early.

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San Diego, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2014 NEW

This museum was par excellence! There's loads of history on Crete, pre-dating Hellenistic Greece by millennia. The museum is chalk full of ancient artifacts that will leave you spellbound and thirsty for more Cretian history.

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Israel
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2014 NEW

I've found the frescos room very interesting as well as other findings' especially from minoan times.

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Cleveland, Ohio
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54 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2014 NEW

Fantastic Museum...the Minoan murals are amazing and not to be missed. The lighting of the artifacts and the displays in the museum are wonderful and it is not overwhelming with the space between rooms, etc.. It all makes a lot more sense if you can visit the Herakleion Archaeological Museum prior to making a visit to the Palace of Knossos.

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Edinburgh
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37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2014 NEW

Most interesting museum with well presented items. Well worth a couple of hours to visit. Good location near to Lion Square

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