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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.
  • Excellent71%
  • Very good23%
  • Average4%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“on display” (112 reviews)
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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"chronological order"
in 34 reviews
"on display"
in 112 reviews
"minoan artefacts"
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"two floors"
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"amazing collection"
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"the ground floor"
in 38 reviews
"combined ticket"
in 72 reviews
"visiting knossos"
in 55 reviews
"archaeological museum"
in 105 reviews
"knossos site"
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"two hours"
in 38 reviews
"cretan history"
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"bronze age"
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"exhibits"
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"pottery"
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"disc"
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"palace"
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

I have traveled the world and this is one of the most fascinating and nicely curated museums I have ever visited. Stunned by the amount of pieces in the collection and the intricacy & craftsmanship of the artifacts. I appreciated the physical space of the...More

Thank VacationingVirgo
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Reviewed yesterday

This museum should be visited if you interested ancient history of Crete because of there are a lot of real things from Knossos Palace including the most famous frescoes. In addition there are exposed a pleanty of ancient things like vase, dishes, tools and so...More

Thank Андрей Р
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Reviewed yesterday

A revelation; so many beautiful objects well set out. A must see for anyone visiting the island; it brings history to life.

Thank Colleentricky
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

The building is interesting itself and its displays are truly spectacular. Tie in with a visit to the Palace of Knossos for an extra €1 I truly feel they could charge more for entry to the two venues and for facilities like the cloak room....More

Thank 66ric
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

A huge & stunning array of antiquities from all over Crete in one place! AMAZING and cannot be missed. Again try and go early or late to miss the crowds.

Thank Ceal0909
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Great to see the difference in time throughout what’s on display. Well worth a visit! Can see history from a few places in Crete. Lovely and clean, well laid out and nice to walk around.

Thank malexander87
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

The museum presents a very comprehensive collection of one of the oldest civilisations. Most items dates back a few thousand years BC! The history of establishing the museum through the turmoil of the Turkish rule and WWs is equally fascinating- which is well presented through...More

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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Great day after your of the palace, guide with Tui brought it all to life. Many of the exhibits are breathtaking. Would highly recommend if in Crete.

Thank Archie L
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Reviewed 3 days ago

If you like history or Archaeology this place is a must see. The collection is so extensive and impressive. The building is nice and cool on hot days and there is a nice cafe. The rooms are full of fascinating historical artifacts, objects, frescos and...More

Thank Brendan D
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Reviewed 3 days ago

A Gem of a museum! Excellent lay out, great lighting show off these ancient work to perfection. Well worth the time. The exhibits are unusual and specific to Crete. The Frescoes are breathtaking.

Thank paul l
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AmazingLeaGrace
29 May 2018|
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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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Xenia66
14 December 2017|
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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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Xenia66
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Response from mumblesmeg | Reviewed this property |
The museum is in the centre so there is no need to take a bus as it's easy walking from the centre.
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