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Heraklion Archaeological Museum

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Heraklion Archaeological Museum

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Xanthoudidou & Hatzidaki Sts, Heraklion, Crete 710 02 Greece
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KerameikosAthens Metro64 min
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Skip the Line: Knossos Palace and Archaeological Site Entrance Ticket
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Skip the Line: Knossos Palace and Archaeological Site Entrance Ticket

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Nobody wants to waste vacation time waiting outside an attraction, especially in high temperatures. With this priority-access ticket to the Knossos archaeological site, you can breeze past ticket-purchase lines to explore what was the birthplace of Minoan civilization and according to myth, the seat of King Minos. Prebook your skip-the-line ticket, travel independently to the site, and roam the partially restored relics of Minos’ palace and courtyards independently.
$14.48 per adult
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swissmiss1 wrote a review Oct 23
Porrentruy, Switzerland63 contributions39 helpful votes
Great organisation and not too enormous. Beautiful collection and well displayed! Loved the jewelery and cosmetic displays. Very interesting for even kids.
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Date of experience: October 2020
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Noemi C wrote a review Oct 18
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Good museum, especially in combination with the Knossos palast. Under 25 years you don’t have to pay
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Date of experience: October 2020
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swisstraveller wrote a review Oct 17
Berne449 contributions180 helpful votes
If you are at all interested in ancient greek history, visiting this museum is a must in my opinion. It is very well labeled and the exhibits are well presented. The building and the exhibitions rooms are very modern. We had only one hour there, which was not enough, but better than nothing. There are some really beautiful pieces there. If you visit Knossos or any other of the ruins on Crete, I would visit the museum after visiting the ruin(s).
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Date of experience: October 2020
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Florian254 wrote a review Oct 8
Norddeutschland1,318 contributions670 helpful votes
On just two stories near the central place in Heraklion you get to meet 2.000 years of history, with a couple of very famous pieces, a lot of important originals, in a very modern and bright architecture and with a lot of information. Even if you have only one hour of spare time on a scheduled excursion, just use it for this. Much more informative and culturally relevant than any beer in a taverna.
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Date of experience: September 2020
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Ilona wrote a review Oct 4
Nuremberg, Germany73 contributions9 helpful votes
We visited the museum on our day at Heraklion. It’s a nice set up with a lot of ancious stuff like coins, plates, jewelry, sculptures and old history I would not go there with small kids as it’s more like an “adult thing” and you need to be interested in history But we liked it and are glad we went there to see some authentic things of Greece and myths
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Date of experience: September 2020
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