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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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Not to be ignored if you love CRETE

This beautiful small museum on four levels is well worth the visit: you will follow the history of Crete from ancient to modern times, realising that due to its locations, various... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 25, 2015
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Manchester, United Kingdom
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Manchester, United Kingdom
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42 reviews 42 reviews
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49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015 NEW

This beautiful small museum on four levels is well worth the visit: you will follow the history of Crete from ancient to modern times, realising that due to its locations, various "invaders" consequently added a unique richness to this island. A couple of paintings by El Greco & section on talented Nikos Kazantzakis son of Heraklion are some of the... More 

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Baton Rouge, Louisiana
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015 NEW

I did know what to expect, especially because Imthought all museums were "historical", but I enjoyed my visit very much. I think the diversity of exhibits and the tremendous span of time covered from ancient history to modern times made this museum special and quite informative. If one has the time to include this museum in one's schedule, one should... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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23 reviews 23 reviews
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14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015 NEW

This small, private museum has two early works of "El Greco", who grew up in Heraklion. Their exhibit on World War II is particularly interesting. They tell their story quite differently than British accounts.

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015 NEW

if you want to know what else has been happening in Crete after the Minoan civilization, than this is the museum for you. it is near the Venetian city wall, so it is easy to find.

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GREECE&CYPRUS
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2015

The exhibits of this museum date back to the Byzantine and medieval periods. On display there are also relics from the Cretan revolutions and a collection of Cretan folklore items. I found it interesting enough and worth visiting if you want to go deeper in the Cretan culture.

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Bristol, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2015

The best stuff in this museum is futhest upstairs. Worth seeing the folk costumes and the stuff about WW2. Ground floor a bit dull.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015

Today i had chance to visit there. At the beggining there is a huge 3-d map of Heraklion, which i find very good.than the things come chronilogicly you can easily understand the simple history of Crete if you spend 45 minutes in there. At the end i reccomend you to drink coffee it is only 2€ and back garden and... More 

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Decatur, Illinois
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2015 via mobile

I like to go to museums about local history. This museum is about AD forward. While it does provide a view of history from a cretan point of view it is not as good as other local history museums I have seen.

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LINCOLNSHIRE
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2015

I liked best the information about Crete during the occupation during the 2nd World War and the part played by the British especially Patrick Leigh Fermoy. The historical exhibits are interesting but not as good as the Archeological Museum. There are two small El Grecos on display. A very small, very basic cafe.

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Rehovot Israel
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015

It is interesting museum.Presenting history of Crete.The frescos on the second floor are disapointing.On the upper floor are folklor dresses.

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