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Heraklion Archaeological Museum

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A museum delineating the history of the island Crete, complete with artifacts belonging to the ancient civilizations that once populated the island.
Suggested duration: 2-3 hours
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Xanthoudidou | Chatzidaki, Heraklion, Crete 712 02, Greece
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+30 281 027 9000
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Reviewed yesterday

If you want to see the original founds and get some extra information about them, you must visit this museum. Well, travelling across the island we have always went around some interesting and old place while there was a sign that “artefacts found here are...More

Thank warman_cz
Reviewed 2 days ago

Very cool items in that museum. They have loads of statues with naked people if you are into that. Also some cows and bulls statues if you fancy. Very worth your visit. But be careful, lady in bag deposit said that my 15L backpack with...More

Thank marcin w
Reviewed 2 days ago

We visited on a Monday when the museum opens at 1 pm (8am other days). As EU senior citizens it was only 5€ each – bargain! We had chosen not to go to Knossos after reading about the crowds and rather imaginative reconstruction and found...More

Thank Susan C
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

We went here as part of the tour to Knossos as some of the artifacts from Knossos are here. We had a tour guide called Popping was very informative.highty recommend this trip

Thank johnboy1965
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Some wonderful displays just too much Information to take in. Lots to look at could have done with an audio guide.

Thank Busy_BeeBristol
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

The exhibit is extensive and very well laid out. It contains many excellent pieces. We spent 3 hours here moving at a very good pace. Be sure to get the combination ticket to enter both here and at the Palace of Knossos while paying only...More

Thank Derek W
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

This is a must see if you are interested in archaeology. With artifacts from thousands of years BC through recent discoveries of Minoan, Greek, Byzantine, Venetian, Roman and Ottoman periods of Cretan history. All are well displayed with explanations in Greek and English.

Thank DSOVirginia
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

One of the key attractions in Heraklion, where we learned much about the history of Minoan civilization. Followed the advice of others to visit the museum before seeing the ruins of Palace of Knossos. This really helped us in appreciating the latter better.

Thank ma5quer
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

I got very interesting information about ancient history of that place. I had the occasion to see with my eyes artifacts that are dislayed in all history books.

Thank laurvasi
Reviewed 4 days ago

One of the most interesting archaeological museums I've ever been to. Dedicated primarily to the Minoan civilization (Knossos Palace is 10 km away), the museum is extremely rich. If you are in Crete is one of the must places to visit.

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Response from Oded A | Reviewed this property |
To be honest, we rent a car.. If you cisit with other travelers, taxi should be better. If your are group of 3-4 car rent would be cost affective for the long run, as it about 30 euro per day / travlers and km or mile. We... More
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Response from 6vivian | Reviewed this property |
You can buy tickets at the Box office near the Entrance.
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Response from kizball | Reviewed this property |
....mmmm - she didn't mention where she was staying; Archaeological Museum is right off Plaza Eleftherias. A local bus from port would go there. Buses to Knossos are also available at same location [but check on that... More
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