Archaeological Museum of Rethymno

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Archaeological Museum of Rethymno

Archaeological Museum of Rethymno
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10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
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10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
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10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
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10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
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10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
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10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
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Francesca B
Essex, UK23 contributions
The museum is really small but the collection is wonderful and it's a great way to get an idea of Crete's history as it covers Minonan, Hellenic, Byzantine etc eras in about 30 metres... It's central and a great place to go if you're not sure about making the trip to a larger museum.
Written August 13, 2022
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Duncan M
Darlington, UK5 contributions
Family
This museum, centrally located was a bit of a disappointment. It's basically a 30 metre air conditioned hall lined with exhibits. Photography is forbidden. Why? It has some fascinating artefacts. It's just a shame you can't photograph them. The guide was officious and unfriendly.
Written July 31, 2022
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derek f
York, UK73 contributions
Couples
Fantastic museum. It may be small but is packed with history, information and incredibly well preserved artefacts. Briefly going back 130,000 years to the first indications of human habitation the museum takes us on a journey from 11,000 BC to the 17th century AD. The journey is slip into about 10 eras with its own history and relevant findings, from basic pottery to incredibly detailed pottery, bronze and gold work. It takes about 45-50 minutes to explore and is amazing value for 4 Euros.
Written June 1, 2022
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kenny10564
Newcastle-under-Lyme, UK379 contributions
This is a very small museum.
Some nice artefacts to look at.
Even after looking and reading all the info it only took me about 30mins to walk around.
I suppose 4€ entrance fee is OK.
Written May 10, 2022
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Paula V
The Villages, FL135 contributions
Couples
We loved this museum. It is one floor, not extensive collection, but extremely rare collections. It is ordered from earliest to latest. Everything is numbered and corresponding information in Greek & English. Most of it is from nearby digs. All of the articles are in great condition. This is a must see for history and archeology lovers.
Written January 19, 2022
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Stuart D
Torslanda, Sweden33 contributions
Family
A fantastic little collection, with items from every period of Cretan history, eg mesolithic, Minoan, Ancient Greek, Roman, Byzantine, Venetian and Ottoman. Located in a former church the room is not daunting and you feel you can relax and actually begin to understand the complicated but fascinating history of this island.
Don’t miss the Stone Age tools, the amazing Minoan and Greek painted pottery, the bronze swords and helmet, the 5 ancient statues (the oldest being nearly 9000 years old), the large Byzantine frescoes and the large fragment of a Venetian-period tomb, subsequently vandalised by the Ottomans.
Friendly staff.
Outside are two gorgeous carved arches.
Could easily spend 3 hours reading every label (the whole collection is very concisely and professionally presented), but could equally just nip in for 30 minutes with the children.
Written July 7, 2021
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Ramadama
New Providence, NJ2,176 contributions
Friends
This a very small museum...basically one large room. It costs 4 euros for the entrance fee. They have artifacts from the Neolithic period to the Byzantine times. There were some very interesting artifacts from 6000 BC, religious statues, beautiful ancient sarcaphoguses with primitive drawings, glassware. 2 mosaics, interesting clay pots, etc. It will take about a half an hour to.look at everything thoroughly. The ladies watching you in the museum are annoying and not really nice. That was the worse part of the experience. They attacked when we went to take a picture of something. Apparently you were to know to look for a little 3/4" no picture camera sign randomly located with the description. They could have told you when you walked into the museum to look for that on each display case. Some have them and most do not. Them following you around closely ruined the experience. Do they think I'm somehow breaking the glass and stealing something They? They could just sit in a chair in the room and watch people like most museums.
Written June 15, 2021
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swisstraveller
Berne563 contributions
The museum is not very big, but really well arranged, and the exhibits are well presented and labelled. Its definitely worth a visit if you are at all into ancient history.
Written October 18, 2020
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215danap
Harker Heights, TX49 contributions
Family
Great displays in greek and english. Took me about 25 minutes to walk around. Be cautious when taking photos in most museums as you are not allowed to take pictures of certain items. A symbol of a camera with an x over it is a clue. I was so excited to take photos that I was reminded by staff...oops!
Written January 11, 2020
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philbo45
Heraklion, Greece415 contributions
This compact but wonderful museum houses many treasures from Neolithic Crete, through Minoan times, and onward to Roman, Byzantine, and Venetian times. I was very impressed with the mosaics and the small collection of Minoan Seals. There's a lot to see and the staff are super helpful.

The museum also sits in the heart of Old Rethymno, and even the walk to and from is a joy. Don't miss it.
Written November 5, 2019
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