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Heraklion Archaeological Museum

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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.
Suggested duration: 2-3 hours
Xanthoudidou | Chatzidaki, Heraklion, Crete 712 02, Greece
+30 281 027 9000
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Reviewed today via mobile

You have to go. If only for a couple of hours which was sadly all we had time for. So many beautiful objects.

Thank AdamGNorton
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Well laid out with interactive screens to assist in your visit. Amazing to discover the history ! Well worth the 10 Euro entry, although u could save more if bought the combined ticket. Located in centre of city so no long bus journey

Thank Judith B
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Superb museum with an amazing collection. We only had a couple of hours - a couple of days would be better in order to see everything properly. We'll worth a visit. If you visit Knossos, it costs €15 euros to get in, or an extra...More

Thank Tony B
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

The musiam has really good energy and vibe, you will be avle to see the period 5000 years ago. It is diferent comparing to Vatican museum and Louvre museam and other important and famous, because there is only hostory related to this region and other...More

Thank Jasmina H
Reviewed 4 days ago

So much has already been written about the wonders of the Palace of Knossos, so the combined ticket with this museum ensures the icing is put on the cake. Having visited both some twenty years ago it was disappointing that so much of the Palace...More

Thank Elaine B
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Since I was small I have always been interested in the minoan culture. That being said this place is a treasure trove of Minoan art. Well displayed but a bit over whelming. Loved it!

Thank ComeflywithmeFlorida
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

After visiting Knosos, we visited Heraklion Archealogical museum because most frescos are transferred from Knosos palace to the museum. We had 2 hours tour through museum and there is a really lot to see, from frescos, sarcophagus, jewelry and a lot more. Must see!

Thank Ivka P
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

While this is a more traditionally laid out museum we found the contents and information provided (in English as well as Greek) simply wonderful. I would recommend visiting before you go to Knossos as it helps make the ruins come to life. Get the combined...More

Thank Kath M
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The Museum of Crete Archeology, with many artifacts and incredible showpieces. Very enjoyable experience - composition of history, ancient culture and art. Highly recommended!

Thank Gayricci
Reviewed 1 week ago

We only went here because it came with our tickett to the ruins but it turned out to be quite interesting. Many old relics.

Thank perakash
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9 July 2018|
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Response from Oded A | Reviewed this property |
To be honest, we rent a car.. If you cisit with other travelers, taxi should be better. If your are group of 3-4 car rent would be cost affective for the long run, as it about 30 euro per day / travlers and km or mile. We... More
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30 May 2018|
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Response from 6vivian | Reviewed this property |
You can buy tickets at the Box office near the Entrance.
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