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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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A Fascinating Glimpse at Ancient Crete

Located right in the heart of the town at Liberty Square this museum is a must for anyone trying to explore the world of Minoan Crete. It has a range of exhibits which allows you... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed June 30, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

Located right in the heart of the town at Liberty Square this museum is a must for anyone trying to explore the world of Minoan Crete. It has a range of exhibits which allows you to develop an overview picture of Minoan civilisation as it is currently understood as well as look at the artistic skill of these ancient people.... More 

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Haslemere, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

I reviewed this museum a few years ago - at that time it was undergoing refurbishment and most galleries were closed so we were very dissappointed. This time was totally different. Bright new galleries packed with interesting history and artifacts. Descriptions are in English and Greek. Coffee shop and snack bar (reasonably priced!!). close to main bus station so easy... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

A lovely museum with many different artefacts and background into the minoan culture. Must see along side the knossos palace. However not a place that offers kids activities so if you plan to go with younger children , go with an action plan to keep them entertained. Recommend the combined ticket as if you are planning to visit Knossos there... More 

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Istanbul, Turkey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015 NEW

It houses representative artefacts from all the periods of Cretan prehistory and history, covering a chronological span of over 5,500 years from the Neolithic period to Roman times. The singularly important Minoan collection contains unique examples of Minoan art, many of them true masterpieces. You'll see some of the very famous pieces in the world as Phaistos Disc, Bull Jumper,... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015 NEW

As someone who has visited museums all over the world, I have to say this is one of my favorites. Although it isn't a large museum you will want to linger. The Minoans were amazing culture. I love their interesting and absolutely gorgeous Minoan pottery. The most beautiful vases, perfectly balanced upon a tiny base showed the skill of the... More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015 NEW

This is a huge museum, where all the main artifacts from the island related to Minoan civilization are gathered. We bought a combined ticket and have seen Knossos in the morning and museum in the afternoon. Not sure it was a good idea since it was a bit tiring even with a break in the museum's cafe. You can not... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015 NEW

We spent an hour here and it really wasn't enough. The exhibits are well laid out in a light and airy museum. Really brought our visit to Knossos to life. We arrived at 11:30. No queues at all-- bliss!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015 NEW

I strongly recommend a visit to this very nice museum with its very worthwhile, educational and amazing collection of archeological findings. It includes the famous "Disc of Phaistos" which actual meaning stays a mystery until this very day... I'm especially fond of the (double) "Bee Pendant", which represents 2 bees carrying a drop of honey to their honeycomb. So lovely!... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015 NEW via mobile

Very interesting museum. Would highly recommend any one interested in ancient Crete to visit this museum.

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Chatham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2015 NEW

The newly refurbished museum is very impressive as are the contents. Astounding to see what the people on Crete were up to whilst we lived in mud huts ! A very worthwhile visit if you have an interest in history or perhaps art.

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

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