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Heraklion Archaeological Museum

Xanthoudidou 1 | Xanthoudidou 1 & Bofor, 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.
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  • Very good23%
  • Average4%
  • Poor1%
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“on display” (90 reviews)
“two floors” (32 reviews)
Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
Xanthoudidou 1 | Xanthoudidou 1 & Bofor, Heraklion, Crete 712 02, Greece
+30 281 027 9000
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Reviewed yesterday

We visited the museum after the palace at Knosso and it greatly enriched our experience. FYI! Most things in Crete are closed on Sunday with the exception of the museums and some convenience stores. This is a great day to plan your visit. Go to...More

Thank NessieBo
Reviewed yesterday

The museum has exhibits for all periods of history and is really well organized and complete! Descriptions are in Greek and in English.

Thank Gabrie1234
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

A great museum full of hugely interesting and significant staff utterly ruined by the pettiness of the museum staff. The best Museums in the world are places if excitement and wonder that promote and encourage wonder and dialogue about the historical artefacts contained within its...More

Thank Ianleitch
Reviewed 2 days ago

There's an impressive collection of Minoan artefacts found at the Knossos archaeological site. It's very well structured and is considered to be one of the largest and most important museums in Greece, and among the most important museums in Europe so defenitely worth a visit....More

Thank AncaPascu
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Museum located in downtown of Heraklion near fortress. Price for it and Knossos is 16 euro per adult and it worth every dine. There is artefacts not only from Knossos yet from other minoan localities such as Phaistos and Malia. All famous artefacts are here...More

Thank Aleksandar P
Reviewed 3 days ago

THis was a great place to spend a little over an hour on a very hot day. The pottery and jewelry displays are beautiful. well described, laid out in a chronological order that really makes it easy to follow and interesting to see the advancements...More

Thank TheWanderingCanucks
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

There was lots to see at the museum, all of which I found interesting. I also felt that the café was helpful and the food was tasty.

Thank Matt B
Reviewed 4 days ago

The Museum is a MUST for anyone even remotely interested in the Minoan civilisation on Crete, and is well worth visiting before going to Knossos. It is beautifully set out on two floors with clear explanations in Greek and English and houses some of the...More

Thank BobFerney_Voltaire
Reviewed 4 days ago

Fantastic historical artefacts. Painstakingly restored over two levels, Staff are knowledgeable and helpfull.

Thank Emaleau
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Well organised, pleasant, rich of important items. Excellent example of access to culture also through the use of ICT. Better to visit it after visiting the Palace.

Thank mariabar198
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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.
23 April 2017|
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Response from guycrulsLondon_UK | Reviewed this property |
the museum lies on the north side of a piazza; on the south side and alongside Platia Pediados, there's a parking lot. check in google earth.
8 September 2016|
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Response from traveller46_11 | Reviewed this property |
According to their website the museum currently (September) is open 8am to 8pm daily. Lonely Panet (2012 edition) advises that from November to March the museum is open from 8:30am to 3pm.