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Heraklion Archaeological Museum

Xanthoudidou | Chatzidaki, Heraklion, Crete 712 02, Greece
+30 281 027 9000
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A museum delineating the history of the island Crete, complete with artifacts belonging to the ancient civilizations that once populated the island.
  • Excellent71%
  • Very good23%
  • Average4%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“on display” (116 reviews)
“two floors” (42 reviews)
Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
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Xanthoudidou | Chatzidaki, Heraklion, Crete 712 02, Greece
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+30 281 027 9000
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"on display"
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"two floors"
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"minoan artefacts"
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"chronological order"
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"amazing collection"
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"visiting knossos"
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"air conditioned"
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"archaeological museum"
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Reviewed today

If you like your history then this worth going to. Plenty to see and you can go at your own pace so make it as long or as short as you want. At busy times you may find a lot of coach parties on guided...More

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Reviewed today

The museum is so interesting! You can't miss it f you go to Heraklion. It offers the history of crete with beautiful sculptures, ornaments, jewelery, pottery.... everything well explained!

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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

My partner and myself came here as I have a mild interest in ancient history and was keen to couple this with the Palace of Knossos. The museum is clean, bright and full of artefacts spanning each era of Crete’s long and varied history. You...More

Thank Lorna A
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Reviewed yesterday

Arrived on the saturday just after lunch having visited the market in the town that morning (very good market - worth a look!). The staff on arrival were fine and we paid our 20 euros (2 adults & 2 children) entry fee and started inside...More

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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

There a lot of things to see. There also computers that explain all of there exhibits. Some exhibitions are unpublished.

Thank Lili L
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

For only 1 euro extra on your Knossos ticket,you can visit here too and I would recommend it,as it shows you more extensively how Knossos would have looked. All the wonderful artifacts mentioned on the tour can be found here,which you can view at a...More

Thank 77Tessa
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

We visited here for about 45minutes (if you like pots you will be here longer). It is a nice museum with a good layout, modern facilities, and an impressive collection of ancient antiquities. It focuses on the ancient Neolithic/Minoan/Hellenic/Roman eras, so you’ll have to go...More

Thank Richmond0710
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Absolutely fantastic Museum. An incredible amount of pieces, well presented and explained in different rooms and levels. A very interesting discovery from the Minoan Civilization which I do not know before. All archeological main publications always only treat from the old Egypt, Roman and Greek,...More

Thank schneewittchen68
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Reviewed 3 days ago

The Heraklion Archaeological Museum is a treasure trove of artifacts from area archaeological digs like Knossos. The Minoan civilization is especially well represented, and the clay burial coffins are exquisite. One could spend days here looking at and reading about the artifacts!

Thank Robin B
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Was very valuable and interesting to see this collection after seeing Knossos and other outdoor sites. Gives more background and some idea of the real richness of Minoan culture. Incredible really given it was some 4000 years ago. Hard to fathom. They could upgrade the...More

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The T
July 9, 2018|
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Response from Oded A | Reviewed this property |
To be honest, we rent a car.. If you cisit with other travelers, taxi should be better. If your are group of 3-4 car rent would be cost affective for the long run, as it about 30 euro per day / travlers and km or mile. We... More
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You can buy tickets at the Box office near the Entrance.
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Response from kizball | Reviewed this property |
....mmmm - she didn't mention where she was staying; Archaeological Museum is right off Plaza Eleftherias. A local bus from port would go there. Buses to Knossos are also available at same location [but check on that... More
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