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Historical Museum of Crete

Sofokli Venizelou 27, Heraklion, Crete 71202, Greece
+30 281 028 3219
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Ranked #2 of 32 Attractions in Heraklion
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: History Museums, Museums
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Owner description: 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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Towcester, England, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
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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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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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2014 via mobile

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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2014

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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71 helpful votes 71 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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Falmouth, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2014

Clean, tidy and well laid out. Covers Cretan history comprehensively - ancient but also through to Byzantine era, Venetian, Turkish; War of Independence; and through to WW2. Also houses the Nikos Kazantzakis collection.

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Oslo, Norway
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2014

Enjoyed to see the place. Everything was very well organized and easy to find, not too much. The historic rewiew of El Greco was interesting and made me want to know more about this person. And the outside garden wit a cup of coffee to relax was also good. Here you can sit down if you want a break. Very... More

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Belfast, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2014

Would recommend to anybody who is in heraklion to pop in. Great collection of artifacts ! They have minoan, classic greecian and some roman pieces.

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Italy
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2014

Despite the Folk Art on the second floor which was charming, this is a dull museum. It has a pleasant cafe' looking out to sea, where you can rest your legs!!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2014

This is really small museum, situated on the sea side just next to st.Peters church. It has hot 4 floors full of historical artifacts. On the the best piece of history - a collection of ancient statues and tops of columns. At the top floor are two small rooms with 20th century things - like WW2 weapons, and a room... More

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