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Historical Museum of Crete

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Address: Sofokli Venizelou 27, Heraklion, Crete 71202, Greece
Phone Number: +30 281 028 3219
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Description: The Historical Museum of Crete is a multi-faceted museum narrating...
The Historical Museum of Crete is a multi-faceted museum narrating seventeen centuries of history on the island, from Early Christian times to the modern era.
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Surprisingly entertaining museum

I have to admit I was expecting dusty displays .... I was very surprised by the interactive exhibition introducing history of Crete. Pity there was not more detailed intro of the... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 30, 2015
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2015 NEW

Can miss this museum if you don't have the time. Rather visit the Heraklion Archaeological museum and spend more time there. The El Greco paintings were nothing great. Other than that nothing of significance.

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Heraklion, Greece
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015 NEW

I have to admit I was expecting dusty displays .... I was very surprised by the interactive exhibition introducing history of Crete. Pity there was not more detailed intro of the history after ww2. I recommend to borrow the audio guide which has more details and the period music in background is also nice touch.

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Nicosia, Cyprus
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015

a lovely place.Friendly staff.Very clean and tidy place.Very interesting for people who read History.

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Doha, Qatar
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015

Very close to the center small museum showing history of the area, what I found unexpectedly a good collection of hand guns, some of them made in USA which I’ve never seen before in any museum I’ve visited

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Neapolis, Greece
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015

A lovely well laid out museum filled with a variety on interesting items. The staff are very helpful. This is a museum where you are allowed to photograph the exhibits. Not to be missed when visiting Heraklion, just a short walk along the coast road from the bus station and port.

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Gloucestershire
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015

Surprisingly good collection of stuff on several floors. very reasonable at five euros and easy to find.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2015

Very educational place. When i readed reviews, i noticed that lot of ratings and feedback wasn't actually from this museum. Suomeksi vielä Ihmiset kun ei näköjään erota arvosteluissaan argeologista ja historiallista museota toisistaan... Historiallisessa museossa on pääasissa veniatsialaisten ja ottomaanien aikakuden tietoa. Kahvi muffinsit oli kavilassa aivan kamalia. En suosittele.

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Kentucky
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2015

I figured that if I was in the island of Crete, I could probably benefit from learning something about it. I had low expectations of a small museum with a bunch of pots, or old trinkets in glass cases. Boy, did this museum exceed my expectations! Perhaps because we also rented the audio guide, we literally could not take in... More 

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teessideal1
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2015

We spent a couple of hours in the museum which covered the history of Crete and its various conquerors through to the second world war. Walking round also gave us a couple hours respite from the sun and we finished our visit with a coffee served under the trees in the garden

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2015

Excellent small museum in an attractive building with friendly staff. Easy to get around, displays well presented .

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Additional Information about Historical Museum of Crete

Address: Sofokli Venizelou 27, Heraklion, Crete 71202, Greece
Phone Number: +30 281 028 3219
Location: Europe  >  Greece  >  Crete  >  Heraklion Prefecture  >  Heraklion
Open Hours:
Monday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Tuesday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Wednesday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Thursday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Friday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Saturday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

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