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Historical Museum of Crete

Sofokli Venizelou 27, Heraklion, Crete 71202, Greece
+30 281 028 3219
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Ranked #1 of 33 Attractions in Heraklion
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: History Museums
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... more » 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. « less
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2014 NEW

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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Oksboel, Denmark
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014

If you have interest for Crete´s history: Go to the historical museum in Heraklion. It's a little museum, but you get a good experience of Crete's history

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Zurich, Switzerland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014

A very nice and well-organised museum for the rich history of Crete after the ancient period, covering byzantine period, middle ages to WWII. For the ancient period see the archaeological museum.

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Budapest, Hungary
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2014

I am not a museum bug cause the museums usually doesn't follow the demands, slow and missing concepts. However this one is really interesting, we have visited this one with my wife after the archeological museum and I can tell we didn't feel tired at all, only at the end when we realized that we spent there 3 hours. The... More

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Kfar Saba, Israel
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2014

They close at 17:00 we came there at 16:30 and they asked us to . leave we examined as much as we could but it wasn't enough

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Kirkcaldy, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014

Beautifully set out. Easy to follow the lay out unlike some museums where you go round in circles. Unfortunately it shut at 5pm and we had not quite seen it all.

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Yerevan, Armenia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

A lot to see, from pre historic to modern day. Three floors with a nice cafe for a mid way break. Audio guides are adequate but not super informative. Good signage in English.

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LHR
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014

From ancient to modern Crete. There were exhibits on El Greco and Nikos Kazantzakis. The audio tour is a bit enjoying as you have to enter the number every time.

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Malia, Greece
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014

This was my second visit and I will definitely go again. After spending more than 3 hours it was impossible to take in more but there are still things I need to spend longer studying. The special exhibition of El Greco was very tastefully done and a friend who has been to a top Oxford museum, amongst others commented that... More

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