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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
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Xanthoudidou | Chatzidaki, Heraklion, Crete 712 02, Greece
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+30 281 027 9000
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

This museum has a free entrance for students under 18, and you don’t need to have a card to prove it. The adults entry costs 10€. The museum is huge and is translated in Greek and English. There are 2 floors and 27 halls with...More

Thank Markha M
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Thorough background to local archeology. If you have already been to Knossos you may not need to go here. Depends how deep your interest is. However if you're in Heraklion it's worth a couple of hours break from the sun.

Thank AAAnon
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

The best archeological museum I have ever visited. If you happen to be in Heraklion make the effort to visit.

Thank Luv2000
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

After the renovation few years ago archaeological museum in irakleio is one of the best museums in greece. Even without guided tour there are many detailed info . Surely must visit

Thank giorgosfoutas
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

From our, albeit limited experience, of Greek museums they seem to have a problem with the staff training/personalities when it come to ‘supervising’ the display areas. There were constant demands for people to be quiet (it’s a museum not a mausoleum and the acoustics are...More

Thank sjecoxford
Reviewed 4 days ago

Worth a stop to see the finds from the Knossos sight. Buy a combined ticket for 16 euro for both this museum and the Knossos palace - ticket valid 3 days. Free for those 17 and under. Unless you're a history buff, an hour is...More

1  Thank Ivona_Kolo
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

This museum conserves a lot of archeological pieces of the palace of Knossos. It’s a must if you go to Heraklion.

Thank Leonhard4711
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

I hate museums but this was mind blowing ..the quantity and quality of exhibits was astounding. Definitely worth the visit and much better than the actual Knossos site

Thank Simon B
Reviewed 5 days ago

Having travelled widely across Europe and Asia for me part of the cultural pursuit is visiting the museums that the location I’m visiting offers. Whether it’s the Louvre in France, Naples Archaeological in Italy or the British Museum in England I know what to expect...More

Thank TheRestlessTraveller
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Although too much to see in one day, it’s worth spending a couple hours here to see the amazing collection of artifacts from the Minoan civilization, including gold and jewelry, metalwork, and pottery of course. Particularly interesting for some will be the explanation of the...More

Thank Walter W
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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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Response from 6vivian | Reviewed this property |
You can buy tickets at the Box office near the Entrance.
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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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