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Archaeological Museum of Rethymno

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Archaeological Museum of Rethymno

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Chimarras, Rethymnon, Crete 741 00 Greece
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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.
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swisstraveller wrote a review Oct 2020
Berne449 contributions207 helpful votes
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.
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Date of experience: October 2020
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215danap wrote a review Jan 2020
Harker Heights, Texas46 contributions23 helpful votes
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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!
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Date of experience: January 2020
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philbo45 wrote a review Nov 2019
Heraklion, Greece326 contributions214 helpful votes
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.
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Date of experience: November 2019
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Pippa65 wrote a review Oct 2019
Kent, United Kingdom498 contributions220 helpful votes
Only one euro for seniors! it is a very small museum but exhibits some very interesting objects of good quality.
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Date of experience: October 2019
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Victoria K wrote a review Oct 2019
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Recommended. This is a compact little exhibit that takes you from prehistoric to more modern times with lots of displays. It is good value for money (1 or 2 euros is practically free) and a peaceful oasis from narrow busy streets outside. The air conditioning was nice, too! The store across the street is worth a visit. The whole experience can be completed in about 30-40 minutes, even if you are a history nerd like me who reads every single explanatory note. Wish list: larger font on the explanations, which I had to squint to read. Also a public restroom and drinking fountain would sure be nice additions.
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Date of experience: September 2019
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