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Heraklion Archaeological Museum

Xanthoudidou | Chatzidaki, Heraklion, Crete 712 02, Greece
+30 281 027 9000
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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.
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  • Average4%
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Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
Xanthoudidou | Chatzidaki, Heraklion, Crete 712 02, Greece
+30 281 027 9000
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Reviewed yesterday

The whole museum is fabulous, but the section dedicated to WW2 on Crete and the Australian soldier's involment as well as information regarding the Resistence Movement is a must.

Thank BobnDi2015
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Really amazing and good experience for our guests and children. We certainly comeback next year year with our colleges and stuff for some education for the old Greek civilization.

Thank Jella85
Reviewed 2 days ago

Amazing collection of Minoan arts, with famous Bee amulet; minoan Snake woman statue, Phaistos disk, Minoan Bull Head; Murals from Knossos Palace and much more. A beautiful collection!

Thank Danny T
Reviewed 3 days ago

An absolute must see in Heraklion. Incredibly impressive collection of Minoan objects many of whom you will recognise from your school time history books. All displayed like they should be displayed, in a modern (dates from the 1930's), well lit museum. It took my breath...More

Thank Vraag T
Reviewed 5 days ago

First visit Knossos,then go to the Museum--you'll get a great discount if you but both tickers at Knossos. This has some breathtaking artifacts. If you go to Crete, you must go here.

Thank 331katiee
Reviewed 5 days ago

I have been here several times over the last 35 years. The museum has been remodeled within the last 10 years and offers a much improved experience. The presentations are all very well done with informational plaques at each case or object that is in...More

Thank greeklwy
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

It was so exciting to see all the amazingly well-preserved artifacts and think about the lives of the people who used them. We went to Knossos the following day and could visualize them even better! Not to be missed!

Thank Mary Anne A
Reviewed 1 week ago

Nice and well kept museum Many pieces of high quality Impressive parts of the Knossos villa Cheap entrance price

Thank Cesare P
Reviewed 1 week ago

We spent a half day at the Museum. Very helpful in explaining the chronology and geography of Crete's ancient history. Galleries arranged in chronological order with objects clearly displayed. Labels are in Greek and English - and the English is clear, concise and fluent. Having...More

Thank 46Elizabeth53
Reviewed 1 week ago

It is worth coming to Crete just to visit which this museum must be one of the most outstanding museums in the world. There is a wealth of beautifully preserved Minoan artefacts. It is difficult to realise that the exhibits are around 4000 thousand years...More

Thank Anne G
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Sæmundur Óskar H
4 July 2017|
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Response from Sherard20015 | Reviewed this property |
Yes indeed, it is two floors and there is a lift. Very easy to get around.
22 April 2017|
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Response from DDaphne |
We had a hire car and parked it in the large free car park next to Knossos. We bought a combined ticket to the site and museum as recommended by others on TripAdvisor. When we had finished viewing the site, we caught a bus... More
8 September 2016|
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Response from traveller46_11 | Reviewed this property |
According to their website the museum currently (September) is open 8am to 8pm daily. Lonely Panet (2012 edition) advises that from November to March the museum is open from 8:30am to 3pm.