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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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Very interesting group of exhibits

Having visited the Palace of Knossos I really wanted to see more f the artefacts originally found there. Many were taken back to England by the explorer Sir Arthur Evans around... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 29, 2015
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Banbury. UK
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

Having visited the Palace of Knossos I really wanted to see more f the artefacts originally found there. Many were taken back to England by the explorer Sir Arthur Evans around 1900 and placed in the Ashmoleum Museum in Oxford. However a superb collection still remains at the museum in Heraklion, which has recently been refurbished. Easy to access from... More 

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Aalborg, Denmark
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

Free entry for students from the EU with student card! Nicely sized museum, air conditioned, friendly staff. You can see everything famous from Knossos and the rest of crete. Especially in connection with a visit to Knossos good, because then you can afterwards see all the items and wall paintings which have been found and described at the palace. Have... More 

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Redondo Beach, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

We went in the afternoon, no lines. It has been rebuild so they had more space for the xhibitions that they could not place before. We saw the discuss of Phaestos, the mosaic of the prince with the lilies, the golden bees etc. worth it.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015 NEW

If you are going to visit the Palace of Knossos then this museum is worth the visit to see the wooden replica and the originals of the paintings you see around the Palace of Knossos. It also has some other very interesting parts to it but we did find that it was a lot of pots mostly that were interesting... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015 NEW

Spent a good half day in this museum, having visited the Palace of Knossos a few days previously. Was amazed at the amounted artefacts they had, covering across the centuries. It really put the trip to the palace into perspective. So many differences across time. And of course, the famous Bulls, frescoes etc etc.... Only downside for both attractions was... More 

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Frankfurt, Germany
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015 NEW

Excellent museum, not to be missed. Bring a guide along who will fill the visit with life! The museum is very new and has recently been re-opened.

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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015 NEW

really interesting history especially on the Knossos Palace... the paintings, sculptures - all had a story to tell. most impressive was the wooden scale model of the knossos palace

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Prievidza, Slovakia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015 NEW

I love history and museums and this one is full of many artefacts, but on the other hand mainly of ceramics which I don´t consider so interesting.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015 NEW

I have a great interest in archaeology and history but was VERY glad I viewed this (with a guide) before Knossos as the latter is actually quite a confusing site. I would almost say - if it's one or the other, go to the museum. Fantastic.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015 NEW

If you are in Greece, have the slighest interest in history it is a must see. However it is not really designed for children or teens and you must speak English or Greek

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Additional Information about Herakleion Archaeological Museum

Address: Xanthoudidou St, Heraklion, Crete, Greece
Phone Number: 302810 226092 226470
Location: Europe  >  Greece  >  Crete  >  Heraklion Prefecture  >  Heraklion

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