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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.
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"
in 38 reviews
"two floors"
in 40 reviews
"amazing collection"
in 27 reviews
"the ground floor"
in 38 reviews
"combined ticket"
in 70 reviews
"visiting knossos"
in 55 reviews
"archaeological museum"
in 105 reviews
"knossos site"
in 27 reviews
"two hours"
in 37 reviews
"cretan history"
in 36 reviews
"bronze age"
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"exhibits"
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"pottery"
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"disc"
in 67 reviews
"palace"
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Reviewed yesterday

Yes, there are many museums in Greece. And yes, they all have various items that have been found by archaeologists. But of the dozen or so museums we saw on our Greece trip, this museum and the Acropolis museum in Athens were the two best....More

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Reviewed yesterday

This museum is very clearly organised and full of interesting artefacts from all over Crete. A very easy way to spend two hours, which passed very quickly. It was amazing!

Thank Lynda C
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Reviewed yesterday

We visited this museum before the site of Knossos and can recommend to do in this order, the site made more sense and the experience was so much more enhanced. This collection is heavy on Minoan History and we were blown away with the collection....More

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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

There are combined tickets for the museum and Knossos palace at 16 Euros, valid for a maximum of 3 days. Otherwise it's 10 euros for the museum and another 15 for the palace. If you are planning to visit both, the combined ticket will save...More

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Reviewed 3 days ago

This Museum is an absolute must when visiting Heraklion. While some may stay longer, a visit of up to 2 hours is probably best. The Museum has Bronze Age objects right through to the Roman Era but it is best known for its objects of...More

Thank george45
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Whatever you do, make sure you visit the Palace of Knossos and take a guided tour first. Not only will this give the context of where these incredible artefacts, objects and frescoes came from but a combined ticket will be much cheaper. Overall the museum...More

Thank Mrs_Gherkins
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

It’s worth a visit especially after visiting the Knossos archeological site. Lots of vases, tools and surprisingly nice jewellery.

Thank vijuku
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

This museum is a must if in Heraklion. The artefacts in this museum are interesting, the most notable being the Phaistos Disc, The fresco of a Minoan prince, the Maria Honeybee Pendant, the snake goddess, the bull's head, and the wooden scale model of the...More

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Reviewed 5 days ago

A visit to this museum is to open your mind and eyes to a history that goes back to the beginnings of mankind's first steps into society, religion, burials and metallurgic advances that we think belongs to the Egyptians. The Minoan lifestyle was one that...More

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Reviewed 6 days ago

The museum is the best place to visit especially if you are not on the island for very long. It is the greatest source of information about the Minoan society, culture and art with the world’s largest collection of artifacts from that period. Perfectly organized,...More

Thank Borzov
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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
14 December 2017|
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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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Sæmundur Óskar H
4 July 2017|
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Response from Sherard20015 | Reviewed this property |
Yes indeed, it is two floors and there is a lift. Very easy to get around.
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