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Historical Museum of Crete

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Historical Museum of Crete

677 Reviews
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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.
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Zsolt C wrote a review Sep 2020
67 contributions5 helpful votes
Nice place if you want to indulge into Cretean history and past even while you are on holiday at a special place
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Date of experience: August 2020
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Katrien S wrote a review Sep 2020
Ghent, Belgium1,992 contributions403 helpful votes
Good overview of the history of Crete after the Romans, detailing the many occupations, as well as the 1923 Lausanne treaty forcing all Muslims to leave, as well as taking in many Armenian refugees. All periods are documented with well displayed objects, from the early Christian period onward. The display of the icons is very well done. The top floor displays typical costumes as well as wedding bread and other traditional crafts. A bit more explanation is welcome, even with the audioguide the information you get is limited.
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Date of experience: September 2020
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masmavi wrote a review Aug 2020
Groningen, The Netherlands5 contributions
The first room contains an excellent summary of the major stages in Cretan and Heraklion history, while the other rooms contain exhibits from these different periods. A great way to contextualize the rest of the city and country during your stay.
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Date of experience: August 2020
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Sarah O wrote a review Jul 2020
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This is a great museum and has a lot to show you about Crete. I have appreciated the history of the island a lot more and been able to piece it together since visiting. The displays are well laid out and vary from Byzantine times through to the Venetians and the Ottomans. There was a great exhibition of icons and some modern art. The top floor had a very poignant exhibition on World War II. We definitely found it worth going and my teenage son especially liked the top floor. The staff were helpful and the café looks good although we didn’t stop. If you want some culture and have some spare time I would say this is a must.
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Date of experience: July 2020
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Pat Brown wrote a review Apr 2020
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The history of Crete is so varied and influenced by so many other cultures it is amazing they could display it so succinctly in one building. Well worth a morning (or afternoon) of your time - it takes at least 3 hours to do it justice
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Date of experience: February 2020
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