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Great little museum esp for anyone interested in WW2

My teenage son and i spent about an hour in this museum-€5 admission for me and free for him. We... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Joanna B
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Simply Excellent

One of the best museums I have ever visited. It may be small but what you see is amazing... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
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The Historical Museum of Crete presents a comprehensive view of Cretan history from early Christian times to the present day. It was founded in 1953 by the Society of Cretan Historical Studies, which had been established two years earlier. The...more
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Sofokli Venizelou 27, Heraklion, Crete 71202, Greece
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

My teenage son and i spent about an hour in this museum-€5 admission for me and free for him. We were especially interested in the permanent exhibition exploring and effectively describing Crete’s role in WW2. The museum is very close to the Venetian fort and...More

1  Thank Joanna B
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

One of the best museums I have ever visited. It may be small but what you see is amazing. Everything is well displayed with too many exhibits in cases that you can see all sides. It does worth the visit.

1  Thank Luv2000
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Historical museum of Crete is located near the city center, on a walking distance and it's hosted on an amazing building. Tons of items on display, lovely choice!

1  Thank Manolis V
Reviewed 12 July 2018 via mobile

Interesting little museum located on the front of Heraklion. Cheap entrance fee and takes a good hour to look around everything. Really enjoyed it and doing it very interesting. Would highly recommend

1  Thank WRleeds01
Reviewed 30 June 2018

We weren't sure whether to go to the Historical Museum after the excellent Archaeological Museum but were so glad we did. Everything is extremely well displayed with excellent information boards (in English as well as Greek) and the museum has clearly benefited hugely from its...More

1  Thank Jinty27
Reviewed 24 June 2018 via mobile

We spent a couple of hours learning something of Crete’s history. The exhibits were well set out in modern surroundings within reasonable walking distance of the port. There is small entrance charge, but a visit is recommended.

Thank Michael S
Reviewed 21 June 2018

This museum is excellent. The history of Crete is so well explained and interesting. The large models of the city are fascinating and the whole display and collection is so well put together. I have been several times to see it and brought others also....More

Thank Brendan D
Reviewed 19 June 2018 via mobile

This museum shows you what the island of Crete has gone through in the past 600 years or so. Numerous countries have ruled over it and through those times blood has been shed. There are religious paintings, pottery ,coins, weapons and a section on the...More

Thank Terry W
Reviewed 9 June 2018

Worth the time. The museum takes you from BC right through to post WWII. Set out in chronological order so helps put all the ancient timelines into perspective. Very well set out and the very good interpretation signage.

Thank CatTurnTrav
Reviewed 3 June 2018 via mobile

The historical museum is easy to miss but inside there are some intetesting exhibits. The best is definitely the world war 2 exhibit. Very informative. Probably took an hour to see and there are quite a few steps. There was also a sculpture exhibit on...More

1  Thank Simon C
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Sophie S
4 August 2018|
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Response from EKIM_IMK | Property representative |
Historical Museum of Crete Opening hours Summer Opening Hours (April - October) Monday - Saturday: 09.00-17.00 Sundays & Public Holidays: Closed
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darylandbrianna
3 February 2018|
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Response from EKIM_IMK | Property representative |
Thank you for your email. Please contact Mr Costas Mamalakis, our WWII and Battle of Crete advisor, for information regarding your request. His personal email is i_s_l_d@yahoo.gr. Best regards From the HMC Secretariat
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EssexPam
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Dear EssexPam, Thank you for your email. Please contact Mr. Costas Mamalakis, our WWII, and Battle of Crete advisor, for information regarding your request. His personal email is i_s_l_d@yahoo.gr. We hope to see you at the... More
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