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Herakleion Archaeological Museum

Xanthoudidou St, Heraklion, Crete, Greece
302810 226092 226470
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Ranked #1 of 32 Attractions in Heraklion
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: History Museums, Museums
Owner description: A museum delineating the history of the island Crete, complete with artifacts belonging to the...
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Type: History Museums, Museums
Owner description: 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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Athens, Greece
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12 reviews 12 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2014 NEW

One of the nicest, friendly and interesting museums in Greece. Some of the gards are archeologists (due to unemployment..) and you can ask them for details! The Minoan civilzation at its best. Do not miss the frescos in the second floor.

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Toronto
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2014 NEW

I like everything many things from Knossos temple from about 3000 years BC very well splain, and they allowing taking pictures

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Heraklion, Greece
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2014 NEW

All what was found in Knossos Palace is moved in the archaeological museum of Heraklion.Located in the center of the town.Must see it.

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Munich, Bayern, Germany
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2014

again agood place to go but i was a little suprised how small it was to be compared to other arch-museums we have visted

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Montreal, Canada
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69 helpful votes 69 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2014

I believe there are two historical sites that are unavoidable on a visit to Heraklion: the Palace of Knossos a few kilometers south of the city and the Archaelogical Museum located in Eleftheria square in the town centre. You can buy a ticket to visit the two sites and thus save a couple of euros, otherwise entrance to the Archaelogical... More 

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Coquitlam, Canada
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22 reviews 22 reviews
13 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2014

If you get to Heraklion there are two places you have to go. First stop is the Museum. Go there first before traveling to the palace ruins of Knossos! This is an important order as it allows you to fully appreciate the palace site.The museum is world class and will take 3-4 hours just to get a handle on what... More 

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Brisbane Australa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2014

After a disappointing visit to the over renovated Knossos, the museum was outstanding. Herakleion is only 6 km from Knossos and easy to find. I had read that it was still being set up but what they have done so far is amazing. I could have spent all day there. The displays and signs are easy to follow, certainly good... More 

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Deal, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2014

The collection of Minoan and other ancient Cretan artifacts is without equal. Each room has an information board setting the context, which is a good introduction to what you are about to see. The collection is very well set out and the descriptions of each display case(in Greek and English) are excellent. There are few internal signs to guide the... More 

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London
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2014

The Herakleion Archaeological Museum is amazing in my view, and one of the best museums I have been to, anywhere in the world. It is brilliantly organised and set-out, and so very informative. From Crete's early history onwards, this was such an education. I spent several hours there, including enjoying a frappe in the café and sitting reading on the... More 

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London
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2014

All, the treasures that have been unearthed in numerous excavations are well displayed and explained in English as well as Greek. Worth going to before visiting any of the sites.

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