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25 km southeast of Rethymno, Rethymnon, Crete 74100, Greece
+30 2834 092501
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Amazing trip to the history past

This was a family trip to Eleutherna, the ancient site. We visited the museum and adjacent... read more

Reviewed 22 June 2017
David S
Cretan history in the slopes of Mt Psiloritis

On previous visits to Crete we visited the Acropolis at Eleutherna and the general area, but were... read more

Reviewed 4 June 2017
Ghent, Belgium
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25 km southeast of Rethymno, Rethymnon, Crete 74100, Greece
+30 2834 092501
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Reviewed 22 June 2017

This was a family trip to Eleutherna, the ancient site. We visited the museum and adjacent excavations (necropolis and Hellenic bridge). It's definitely worth visit. The museum is rather small (just three rooms), but packed with information. I guess you can make it in one...More

1  Thank David S
Reviewed 4 June 2017 via mobile

On previous visits to Crete we visited the Acropolis at Eleutherna and the general area, but were left with limited information about the history and scope of the wonderful site. The new 'Museum of Ancient Eleutherna' brings a completely different approach to the long history...More

1  Thank LusakaWhale
Reviewed 26 May 2017

Really cool place to visit if you're visiting Crete. The museum is a lovely trip through an ancient Cretan village, but you must also go and see the Necropolis itself. The feeling you get from that is eery, but priceless.

Thank Will R
Reviewed 16 May 2017

What a day! We went to see the archeological site - which was closed down with not a sign - but a few hot and bothered looking tourists looking confused. The Museum sadly closed before we got to it but the day was saved by...More

Thank Isobelh
Reviewed 6 May 2017 via mobile

We stopped in here after trying to go to the ancient site down the road but it was closed. Spent about half an hr in here looking at the artefacts. There were a couple of videos on loop and some of the displays were put...More

Thank Vikki D
Reviewed 25 April 2017 via mobile

We drove the 40 minutes from Panorma on the strength of the reviews, but I think things must have been changing since them. The museum was pretty good, though less impressive if you've been to Heraklion. Not free though - 4Euro per adult. About 30...More

Thank so_rich
Reviewed 23 April 2017

One of the best museum not to miss- also visit the archeological site if you can. The work done is excellent.

Thank VDTraveller
Reviewed 13 April 2017

The pad down is full of yellow and purple flowers. The citerns are still big and you can enter them easily. It 's cold in there! The old forum is not restored at all, butit gives a good view on how it was built. There...More

Thank katrienenluc
Reviewed 2 April 2017

They recently opened a new museum at the site, and it's really well made. The museum is not particularly big, but I found most of the exhibits to be interesting and well displayed.

Thank stefanandriano
Reviewed 13 October 2016

Visit the museum, it's free and gives you, in addition to some nice artifacts, a list of ruins in the vicinity that are not easy to fing or even closed to tourists.

Thank Bruno F
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Michael C
16 February 2017|
Response from greenwichjo | Reviewed this property |
I didn't see any bus stop nearby I'm afraid- was actually v difficult to find by car too. Not sure they have thought all the logistics through. If no car I'd be tempted to look at local travel agents in Crete. Some day tours... More

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