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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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Fantastic museum and a must for learning more about Crete's history

I cannot say enough good things about this museum. I spent about three hours wandering leisurely through its halls on a slow January morning where I was the only patron for the... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed February 2, 2015
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Murcia, Spain
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Murcia, Spain
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35 reviews 35 reviews
14 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 2, 2015

I cannot say enough good things about this museum. I spent about three hours wandering leisurely through its halls on a slow January morning where I was the only patron for the majority of my time. For connecting the long history of political changes on Crete, the first room on the ground level is crucial, taking you through the chronology... More 

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Bronx, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 1, 2015

The museum has a good collection of exhibits illustrating the history of the island. Photography is allowed.

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New York City, New York
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64 reviews 64 reviews
27 attraction reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2015

This museum has many interesting displays and art works from the Byzantine time to the 20th century. The latter is a display about World War II. Unfortunately more attention is given to graves of Nazi soldiers than the Jews that they deported to their deaths. In the earlier period, they talk about how many Jews lived in Heraklion and have... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2014 via mobile

I find that it is sometimes difficult, as a foreigner, to get a grasp on the post-classical history of Greece, because so many of the museums and featured sites are ancient. The Historical Museum of Crete is a good way to acquaint yourself with some of the history that you don't always get. At 5€, the ticket is a little... More 

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Rotterdam, The Netherlands
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2014

Was a great idea to visit the historical museum. Was a great experience. I really like to go again. Was amazing. We went there with my friends and we make many photos. Was great time.

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Towcester, England, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2014

Spent an afternoon their and learned so much about Cretan history, its links to Venetian history and historical ownership are fascinating, it was 10 euros to get in and over 4 floors, if you have any interest in Cretan history, you’ll love this place.

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Senior Contributor
40 reviews 40 reviews
28 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2014

In a building that used to be the house of Kalokerinos, a great benefactor of Heraklion the modern building attached to the classic building shows the effort to meet our history through our modern eyes. Visitors can have a look at our history and, i believe is a "must to visit" place in Heraklion. Also you can try the small... More 

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Madison, Wisconsin
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2014

The museum itself is not big, but very very informative. It covers the whole history of the island and we learned a lot from the trip. Great way to learn more about this beautiful place. Very helpful staff!

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Tbilisi, Georgia
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3 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2014 via mobile

I had a very interesting visit in this Museum. If you have 2 hours free go there! It gives you all the history of Crete. Hope you will enjoy it as i did.

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Stotfold, United Kingdom
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34 attraction reviews
79 helpful votes 79 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2014

We spent some 3 hours in here, absorbing so much about ancient Crete - most of which I did not know. The displays are wonderful, the explanations so good; however, someone ought to change some of the print in English - beige text on a black background with low lighting, so bad that I had to get down on my... More 

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