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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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The museum had just opened after many years undergoing an extensive renovation. Absolutely world class collection grouped chronologically, displayed to perfection for viewing ease... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed February 24, 2015
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Victoria, Australia
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Victoria, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015

The museum had just opened after many years undergoing an extensive renovation. Absolutely world class collection grouped chronologically, displayed to perfection for viewing ease and well narrated. A lot to view and absorb in one visit and a return visit would be rewarding. The surrounds of well landscaped with seating in the shade to relax before leaving. A most memorable... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015

The old archaeological museum was one of the most fascinating museums in the world, and I'm pleased to say that the wait for the new museum has been worth it. Fabulous material, well displayed with excellent labelling (nice change). A brilliant, brilliant museum. Allow yourself enough time. I hope they produce a guidebook soon, and a comprehensive range of postcards... More 

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2015

For Minoan culture, this is your stop. Well displayed and wide ranging. Easy to get to. Nothing like it in Athens. Visit was in September 2013.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

This could be the one and only reason for someone to visit Crete. An unbelievable collection causes chills to every visitor, showing the simple fact that after all we are just human beings, with all the needs and beliefs that we used to have 3.000 years ago.

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Heraklion, Greece
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

First time I went at the Archealogical Musuem I think I was 8.Ofcourse I couldnt remember anything.Untill last summer when my brother came to visit from Thessaloniki.We went at the Museum in the morning snd lucky for us it was a little bit crowded but not too much. I was amazed with Minoan history.So much art so many years ago.I... More 

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Nice, France
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2015

the price of the museum was very correct 6 € by person. The old things exhibed were beautiful and very insteresting. The museum is easy to find. Go through the little streets inside, there are nice places to discover.

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Murcia, Spain
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 2, 2015

As an archaeologist fascinated by the Minoan culture and Knossos, this was a dream to be able to walk the halls of the museum. It is largely completed now, though there is a whole gallery on the second floor that is still under preparation. The main galleries on the ground floor, covering the Neolithic to the Mycenean periods are completed,... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 1, 2015

The museum has reopened after a number of years of renovation and expansion. The collection of artifacts is extensive. Everything is displayed in a superb way, room by room. The descriptions are both in English and Greek. Photography is allowed (a major plus).

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 1, 2015

I liked all the wondeful archaology and the interesteing things about the ancient Greek culture, it is near the sea and has paring.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2015 via mobile

Herakleidon Museum presents an exhibition of works by M.C.Escher and V.Vasarely,from its permanent collections.The works on display are periodically renewed.This Museum is must be considered as one of the most importants while touring in Athens.

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