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Archaeological Museum of Rethymno

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Chimarras, Rethymnon, Crete 741 00, Greece
+30 2831 029975
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

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

Date of experience: August 2019
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

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

Date of experience: July 2019
Thank bemjay
Reviewed June 5, 2019

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

Date of experience: May 2019
Thank TheRedKite
Reviewed May 20, 2019

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

Date of experience: May 2019
Thank Olwyn H
Reviewed April 25, 2019 via mobile

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!

Date of experience: April 2019
Thank odkenned
Reviewed April 13, 2019

Entry to the museum is only a few euros and the museum is well worth visiting in this former old church.

Date of experience: April 2019
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Reviewed April 12, 2019 via mobile

Greatly updated and so well presented with dual language (Greek & English) throughout the exhibition, some beautiful exhibits Set in an old church with interesting architectural features

Date of experience: April 2019
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Reviewed November 9, 2018 via mobile

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

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank tamsintinkeroo
Reviewed October 18, 2018

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

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank 532Sue
Reviewed September 18, 2018 via mobile

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

Date of experience: September 2018
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Nicholas B
July 20, 2018|
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It's at the Saint Francis church now. Center of town.