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Heraklion Archaeological Museum

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Address: Xanthoudidou 1 | Xanthoudidou 1 & Bofor, Heraklion, Crete 712 02, Greece
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+30 281 027 9000
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
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A museum delineating the history of the island Crete, complete with...

A museum delineating the history of the island Crete, complete with artifacts belonging to the ancient civilizations that once populated the island.

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Nice trip to Minoan times

Museum has 2 floors full of archeological excavations mainly from the Minoan ages, many of them are connected to the Knossos palace (palace's wooden replica can also be found... read more

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Museum has 2 floors full of archeological excavations mainly from the Minoan ages, many of them are connected to the Knossos palace (palace's wooden replica can also be found there) - pots, cups, statues, coins, weapons... I have visited this place 4 times during my erasmus+ stay in Heraklion and I enjoyed every visit! For students with student's card (ex.... More 

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Rochester, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Very interesting museum with a ton of artifacts to look at. We went here immediately after visiting Knossos which I think was ideal. However, the bus coming back was quite late and since it is the off season the museum closed at 3 pm. We spent a couple of hours there and then had to rush through the end because... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

This was in June 2013. The museum was under construction but the main pieces were here. The highlights were the Phaestos Disc, the Woman from Perissa, and the Dancing with bulls. It's a must if you visit Crete.

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Halkidiki Region, Greece
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I really liked this museum. It has a lot to see and is well worth a visit if you are in Heraklion. You can get tickets at the museum and you can get them to include the palace as well. The museum is within easy walking distance of the main area and most of the city hotels. Don't forget to... More 

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Perth, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Lots of very interesting artefacts and the staff were very helpful and interested. Some different things to what we have seen in other museums and it was great to see before visiting Knossos.

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Athens, Greece
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Must see museum centrally located in Heraklion. The Phaestos disk alone is worth the visit! Mosaics, jewelry, an archaeological dream come true.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The Exhibitions are well explained it's logical to find your way in the museum, and the courtyard is a visit worth. Expect to use around to hours for the visit and some time to find parking space if you arrive in our own car,

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The number and quality of the artefacts here is incredible. We really enjoyed the experience with our 10 and 16 year olds.

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Ierapetra, Greece
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We visited Iraklion archaelogical museum. It has very nice exhibion from Crete. We really enjoyed our visit to minoan times!.

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Mirtos, Greece
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

avery very interesting museum with so many tresures from Minoan. Probably, one visit will not be enough, if you want to see all. Thats my third time visiting the museum, really worthing, again. I only miss the catalog with the detailed information, which has been promised to be ready soon....

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