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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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This was terrific after Konossos Ruins. There was so much to see, two floors. Six hours. We finally ate there and did one last hour. If you like cooking utensils, Pythias and... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 26, 2015
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Kapaa, Hawaii
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Kapaa, Hawaii
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2015 NEW

This was terrific after Konossos Ruins. There was so much to see, two floors. Six hours. We finally ate there and did one last hour. If you like cooking utensils, Pythias and statues, this is for you . This was the day after the ruins. 6 eu. Fee Organized by time periods so well. Now ogre when the Romans came.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015 NEW

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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Murcia, Spain
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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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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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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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