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Archaeological Museum of Agios Nikolaos

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Address: 74 Odos Paleologou, Agios Nikolaos, Crete 591 00, Greece
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Phone Number: 0841 24 943

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Worth the climb even though there is just a temporary free poster exhibition

The museum is closed for major re-structuring at present but they have an exhibition in one of the rooms with posters detailing the history of the town. It is presented in Greek... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 22, 2016
Janet P
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Falkirk, United Kingdom
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Hemel Hempstead, Herts
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Wanted to visit this museum, if only to see the "Goddess of Mirtos" vessel, but it was still closed and no-one seems to have any idea when it might re-open, if ever. The photography exhibition is ok, but hardly worth the uphill trek from the town.

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London, United Kingdom
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2016

One of the things on my 'to do' list in Agios Nikolaos was a visit to the Archaeological Museum but alas I discovered that it is still closed due to a lack of funds with no firm re-opening date. This is most disappointing and, hopefully, the Museum will re-open its doors before too longer as there are not exactly a... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2016

Both our hotel, the Minos Palace, and the Information Office next to the Archeological Museum report that it is closed for renovations and apparently has been since 2011 as there is lack of funds for its completion. It seems unbelievable that recent reviews have given it 5 stars? Unfortunately, it was a Monday so the Information office was also closed... More 

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Falkirk, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2016

The museum is closed for major re-structuring at present but they have an exhibition in one of the rooms with posters detailing the history of the town. It is presented in Greek and English only. It took us about half an hour to go round it. It is laid out in an anti-clockwise direction and most of our fellow visitors... More 

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Thank Janet P
Stockport, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2016

Which was a shame, but not so surprising given it was November 2015. However the room that was open was of great interest

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Thank GezandJune1
Leicester, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2015

This museum was not open when we visited, we were told it had not been open for 3 years because of Greeces economic difficulties. We were also told it should be open sometime in 2016.

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Thank Jim M
London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2015

Absolutely beautiful since it was re-done, spacious, airy and very informative, so many exhibitions you need a good few hours to really take everything in! An excellent museum!

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Nelson, Nelson, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2015

Miss this and you've missed Crete. Amazing ruins which have with stood time and the elements. Easily accessible with plenty of parking. Just across the street when you are leaving is a really lovely little restaurant with very nice traditional fare. Be sure to take your camera/phone.

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Thank Brian H
St. Albans, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015

This is a very detailed museum and well worth the visit. It is Air conditioned too so that helps. I would suggest going to the museum before you go to Knossos as this way you can imagine what it was like easier. We had a guide which meant that moving through the rooms was easier, there was the usual boards... More 

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Thank YorkshireSykes
Surrey, UK
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2015

It wasn't easy to find out that this was closed - tours still point it out, but it is currently CLOSED for refurbishment of some sort. I checked with the Information in Agios Nikolaos port - just as well as it is a fair walk and would hav been disappointed if we had done it only to found it was... More 

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