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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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Mon - Sat 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
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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nice Crete historical museum

Nice museum about Crete history in some floors. Crete history insight from Minoan times from World war 2. No dislikes.

5 of 5 starsReviewed September 2, 2015
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Riga, Latvia
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Riga, Latvia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2015 NEW

Nice museum about Crete history in some floors. Crete history insight from Minoan times from World war 2. No dislikes.

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Greece
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

A wonderfull place to see exhibits for cretan and ancient greek history, interesting artifacts from minoan period. A look to civilization and culture of cretans and greek. If you visit this museum during the summer you should check the amazing night events on the back yard of the musuem with bands and authors from all over the world.

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Toronto
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015 NEW

Nice little museum, and relatively accessible for the disabled (elevator to second floor level 2A, but there are still a few stairs to climb to level 2B). Great ground floor display, however, although in Greek and English the English is faint and rather hard for my older eyes to read. The resistance of Cretans in WW11 is a fascinating story,... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2015

I like wrap up, the summary of the history of this incredible island. That complete well the visit of the archeological museum.

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Peterborough, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

I believe the original History Museum was located opposite this but is currently under renovation - (There are ruins that have bridges over them). The museum itself doesn't look like one, so you may miss it and there's some sections which are still under renovation. Adults are 5E each and bags have to be left in the locker. Audio guides... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

Stunning exhibits well presented definitely somewhere to spend a couple of hours to get a break from the heat. Helpful staff, nice cafe and shop.

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

Really interesting, well assembled and displayed collection. An absolute must if you are in Crete, everything you would expect to see is here and some unusual surprises. Everything is labelled in English and an English audio guide is available.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2015

Impressive time about the history and the past times. Gave me a good feeling what has happened during the last several thousands of years. Descriptions in Greek and English . Even when there were hundreds of visitors I never felt stressed or disturbed by any noise . Good times I had, money worth . Recommended place

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Bridgend, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2015

We visited the museum after visiting Knossos. The museum is very well laid out with excellent exhibitions and is well worth a visit. There are also information about each of the cabinets etc in English as well and our guide from Knossos accompanied us and explained displays in greater detail

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2015

Another great museum in Heraklion just a short walk from the natural history museum. This was little more adult than the natural history museum but just enough to keep the kids interested. A very interesting history of the island from early times through to the occupation and beyond.

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