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This is worth a visit to see the famous frescoes from the palace at Knossos. It is not the best type of museum for kids as not very interactive at all. So if you travel with kids...concentrate on the main things and try to help...More
An excellent museum, really well curated - taking you through the Minoan, Greek and Roman periods.
Definitely recommend visiting here before going to any of the actual archaeological sites around Crete.
Visited this lovely museum before Knosses.
Feel it was right way to do it.
Bought joint tickets for both venues.
Learnt a lot in well laid out museum.
Not busy this time of year.
Could have stayed longer than the 2 hours we stayed there...More
Very informative place, great works of art and archeological foundings.
Here You can learn about Cretan (and greek) history, You can almost feel and touch it.
Many beautiful subjects from minoan age, i love the FAISTOS, the bull's head and the original pieces of Knossos...More
On a short one day visit to Heraklion we visited both the Palace of Knossos and the Archaeological Museum. Doing both complemented each other well. We took a private tour at the Palace but did a self-tour in the museum.
The museum was top-notch in...More
You just cannot go to Crete and fail to visit the Heraklion museum! You will get amazed by the findings, the detailed decorations, the drawings, the coins, and jewelry. I keep wondering what a great civilization that was! No wonder why Minoans had no enemies...More
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At Knossos, you can hire a guide. An 80 euro fee(I think) gets you a guide. S/he will take up to 4 people of 1 language. These are mostly bachelor to master's prepared historians or archaeologists, very well versed in the... More
At Knossos, you can hire a guide. An 80 euro fee(I think) gets you a guide. S/he will take up to 4 people of 1 language. These are mostly bachelor to master's prepared historians or archaeologists, very well versed in the Minoan culture. The Knossos site is a few miles out of town. The museum is right downtown in Heraklion and is extensive. Truly an amazing museum. I would not use a guide there. You need to wander and absorb. We took a break and came back later in the day. (No additional fee.)
You can only absorb so much. Staff is friendly and helpful, as are all the people we met in Heraklion
We went the third week in September and the lines are very minimal if you are there by 9 - 9:30. Once the buses started coming into Knossos there were certainly 15 min. lines to see the palace chambers.