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Museum of Ancient Eleutherna

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Very interesting

Very nice museum. Modern with lovely exhibits. A video presentation of the excavations etc. We... read more

Reviewed January 21, 2019
Inverness, United Kingdom
Top notch brand new museum

To get an excellent overview of Cretan history through the ages this is the place. Relatively small... read more

Reviewed January 19, 2019
Copenhagen, Denmark
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Eletherna, Crete 74052, Greece
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Reviewed January 21, 2019

Very nice museum. Modern with lovely exhibits. A video presentation of the excavations etc. We really enjoyed seeing all the exhibits. No pictures allowed, because it is fairly new and they are publishing a book and don't want pics out before the official book comes...More

Date of experience: January 2019
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Reviewed January 19, 2019

To get an excellent overview of Cretan history through the ages this is the place. Relatively small but well laid-out and equipped with modern multimedia presentaions you should allocate at least 2 hours to this place, located in the beautiful countryside with a spectacular view...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed October 24, 2018

Eleutherna the ancient heart of Crete. Many visitors to the area will have visited nearby Arkadi or Margarites but overlooked Ancient Eleutherna. However the opening of the superb museum and great signage will attract visitors .The museum is a wonderful place to see some fantastic...More

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank MeAndonis
Reviewed October 20, 2018

Many artefacts from the local area, Ancient Eleutherna, but no photography allowed although very small sign to this effect. One is then accosted in an aggressive manner by one of the staff and made to delete any photos with no explanation given. This made me...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Marilyn P
Reviewed October 12, 2018

At last it is opened, was locked up when we passed before. Small but very informative and with excellent displays and videos plus all clearly labelled in English and Greek.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank JKDee52
Reviewed October 7, 2018

A small museum, well laid out, plenty of bilingual labelling. Some interesting videos. No photography is allowed and you will be asked to delete any photos you have taken before spotting the signs! Limited range of topics covered. Interesting exhibits. This review relates only to...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed September 9, 2018 via mobile

Dropped in around 11am and spent a good 3-4 hours here and the associated sites. This is an excellent display and explanation of the archaeological findings around Eleftherna. Explanations are in Greek and English - includes the videos. As others have said, no gift shop...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank BBMUk
Reviewed August 21, 2018

This museum is really a hidden treasure. About 30 minutes from the city of Rethymnon the MAE is a absolute must see for history lovers. It shows the findings from the old city of Eleutherna. Next to the old city Aptera, near Chania, one of...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Martijn L
Reviewed July 23, 2018

I visit the museum of Eleutherna during the current month. I believe that it's a great choice if you are nearby to visit. The Exhibition of artifacts in Main building are limited but interesting. I was not satisfied because it was not allowed to take...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank manosep
Reviewed April 30, 2018

Eleutherna is another archaeological excavation that was, until recently, accessible, in parts, to the public. At the time of our visit, it was blocked off and we managed to get a sense of what had been found there by visiting the Museum of Ancient Eleutherna....More

Date of experience: September 2017
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