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Archaeological Museum of Kissamos

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A visit of 2 adults and 2 teenagers - you don’t have to be totally interested in the local... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Lizziefromsaliabury
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Fascinating

Short but sweet, a fascinating place to visit even with older children. Even more so if you have... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
Mary S
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Main Square, Kissamos, Crete 734 00, Greece
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+30 2822 083308
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

A visit of 2 adults and 2 teenagers - you don’t have to be totally interested in the local Hellenistic period to enjoy this museum. It takes approximately an hour to see everything - small but fascinating especially if you go before/aft to Falassarna or...More

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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Short but sweet, a fascinating place to visit even with older children. Even more so if you have been to see the ruins at Phalasarna. Great place.

Thank Mary S
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

this museum is small, but the collection is valuable. It is very special that all the artifacts come from the area of Kissamos. Took us an hour to go through. Bigger museums just contain a bigger collection of the same/similar objects. I enjoyed it. Entrance...More

1  Thank nadiyasayenko
Reviewed 9 July 2018

Not bad, not great, a museum full of amphoras and such. A good thing to do if you want to get away from the bright sun or on a rainy day. There is a lovely café just across the square with seats under the trees.

Thank dmcc1973
Reviewed 8 July 2018

This museum is lower in terms of overall ranking when compared to the other's in its vicinity (Chania & Rethymno) however having now visited all three, I would arguably say this is by far the best of the three. We're avid classical & ancient history...More

2  Thank Richard S
Reviewed 28 June 2018

Only if you are interested in archaeology and history. Kissamos was evidently already under the Romans a small and wealthy harbor town. Finds from Kissamos and the region are displayed in the Archaeological Museum. The highlight of the collection are two mosaics, once adorning the...More

2  Thank Ruediger G
Reviewed 17 June 2018

This little local museum is located on the main square and is well worth a look in. The town has quite a history which I had no idea about, so I was interested to find out more. Helpful staff too.

Thank Moskvichka12
Reviewed 24 May 2018

Very well set out and a large variety of information and artefacts from the area. Well worth a visit and they do hold an amazing mosaic floor.

Thank jennywinter23
Reviewed 19 May 2018

The museum is in the town square, It cost me, as an over 65 yr old 1 euro to go in! there are two floors. Do Not omit to go upstairs(there is a lift). it has two magnificent mosaic floors fully intact and quite amazing...More

Thank ISHKANDER
Reviewed 18 May 2018

Excellent museum with really clear and concise descriptions on every item, well laid out and very informative, was very impressed

Thank Chris M
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