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It is a one room museum with a handful of artifacts but informative in a balanced way.
It is in the middle of the old town next to Mikrasiaton Square so if you feel for getting away from the heat and learn about some Cretan...More
Really enjoyed walking round viewing the different things. There was lots of information about them and the price for entry was very reasonable. You are not allowed to take photos of some of the artifacts. I was not aware of this but the staff were...More
The Rethymno Museum of Archeology has been relocated (again temporarily) to St Francis' church in Aghiou Fragiskou Str - a short street linking the shopping street of Plateia Mikrasiaton to Mikrasiaton square at the SE corner of the square. Opening hours are daily (except Tuesday)...More
We went in search of artifacts from the minoan necropolis at Armeni. There were some fabulous sarcophagi on display but many things could not be photographed as they are not yet published! The museum is now in new premisses off the great square with the...More
Very interesting exhibition and so well presented, added so much to our knowledge of history of Crete and the various influences and cultures thereof. Very pleasant staff and needs better signposting for new location!
When we walked in the staff stared at us as though they weren't expecting any visitors. As soon as we started walking around the museum, which is just one room, a grumpy looking member of staff being following us and glaring at us as though...More
This is the new museum (though plenty maps still show the old location up by the fortezza). The exhibition represents a chronological history of Rethymnon with some interesting artefacts on display; well labelled in Greek and English and nicelhy displayed. My main interestis in the...More
Called in today for a look round. Had only just got in there and pointed at some artifacts through glass cabinet only to be told "Don't touch!". How could I touch through glass? Spent rest of visit with arms folded. Otherwise was interesting but not...More