Archaeological Museum

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This excellent museum contains a huge selection of artefacts including an outstanding collection from the Minoan period.


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Xanthoudidou Street 1 Iraklio 712 02
Telephone (0281) 027 9000
Website www.heraklion-crete.org

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  • Daren, 17 Jul 2017


    Nicely laid out and easy to navigate within a couple of hours. Good pieces from different eras. Visit this museum before visiting Knossos

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  • Alex, 07 Jul 2017


    Очень интересный, хоть и своеобразный музей. От него можно прогуляться в центр. WiFi в музее не работает

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  • Fedor, 15 Jun 2017


    Huge exposition of ancient stuff, good addition after visit to Knossos

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  • Nikos, 22 Apr 2017


    Refined Minoan civilization

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  • Daniel, 15 Apr 2017


    Wonderful collection of masterpieces..Been there twice and still amazed. Big like for Greece and their free entrance for students to museums ❤️

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  • Coralie, 31 Oct 2016


    Beau musée mais pas de version française , dommage pour la compréhension de certaines pièces vu le prix qui est de 10€

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  • Roger, 21 Oct 2016


    Lots of Minoan and Greek exhibits to be seen, need at least half a day, probably more, to see it all. Wonderfully set out with lots of information about each collection of exibits.

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  • Manos, 31 Aug 2016


    Impolite staff. Nice museum.

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  • Daniele, 14 Aug 2016


    La domenica è chiuso

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  • Katerina, 05 Aug 2016


    One of the best museums ice been to in Greece

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  • Bill, 14 Jun 2016


    Great frescoes

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  • Tanya, 07 May 2016


    Стоит идти посмотреть фрески. Остальное после афинского музея не так впечатлило. И сначала сходите в Кносс - они продают двойной билет за 15 евро - и в Кносс и в арх. музей. Отдельно не выйдет.

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  • Sébastien, 04 Apr 2016


    Nice place

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  • Luca, 07 Jan 2016


    Museo bellissimo a curato perfettamente, lo preferisco al museo archeologico di Atene.Complemento obbligato alle visite a Cnosso e Festo.

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  • tablet, 18 Oct 2015


    its nice but is pur

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  • tablet, 18 Oct 2015


    its very good for turist

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  • Evgeny, 02 Oct 2015


    Шикарный музей, но для хорошего понимания экспозиции потребуется знание английского или переводчик и терпение. :)

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  • Giannis, 24 Sep 2015


    A must visit during your stay in Lovely Crete! www.cretetravel.com

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  • Dimitra, 12 Aug 2015


    U can see all the Kretan history from its beginning. Unique exhibits from a great history

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  • athensgift, 12 Aug 2015


    The culture of the cretan people

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  • Yves, 27 Jul 2015


    Nice museum, well worth the visit.

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  • Kris, 19 Jul 2015


    Home of the famous Phaistos Disc! Be sure to check out the snake ladies and murals from Knossos.

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  • Ioannis Wontollakis, 17 Jul 2015


    The section with the minoan frescos is the best part!

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  • Visit Greece, 22 Apr 2015


    Observe the remarkable beauty of "La Parisienne" & "The Prince of the Lillies", two amazing murals displayed on the Museum’s second floor and the commanding simplicity of the clay sarcophagi.

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  • Max, 19 Oct 2014


    Один из лучших музеев, коллекция хорошо организована, два с половиной часа сплошного удовольствия!

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  • Georgia, 05 Sep 2014


    Phaistos Disc!

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  • Visit Greece, 02 Sep 2014


    Is one of the most important museums in Greece! It exhibits findings from all the palaces of the Minoan era, figurines, Neolithic vessels, frescos, coins etc. Here you can see the famous ring of Minos

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  • Vladislava, 30 Aug 2014


    Исторический музей с экспонатами времен минойской цивилизации. Можно увидеть оригинальные фрески, репродукции которых находятся в Кносском дворце.

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  • Tycho, 10 Aug 2014


    Completamente riaperto da maggio 2014. Moltissimi reperti interessanti, dall'età minoica a quella romana. Occhio a fare foto dove è vietato, i guardiani vi imbruttiscono.

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  • Fidel, 09 Aug 2014


    Great museum! Go first to Knossos to really appreciate all the artefacts on display.

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  • Paul, 07 Aug 2014


    Erg mooi museum met prachtige stukken uit de Griekse oudheid. Een bezoek meer dan waard.

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  • Anthi, 07 Aug 2014


    Impressive collection! One of the best museums in Greece!

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  • Света, 02 Aug 2014


    Экспозиция охватывает историю Крита с древнейших времен: керамика, скульптура, клады. Не забудьте посмотреть фрески Кносса)

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  • Simoria, 25 Jul 2014


    interesting

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  • finlyandka, 17 Jul 2014


    It's best to buy combo ticket for both museum and Knossos at once, you'll save 2 euros then

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  • Tiberius, 29 Apr 2014


    Nun endlich fertig&ein Pflichtpunkt in Heraklion. Wunderschöne Zusammenstellung der langen Geschichte Kretas. Gerade die Stücke aus der minoischen Zeit sind den Gang ins Museum wert. Nehmt euch Zeit!

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  • Elounda Gulf Villas & Suites, 24 Jan 2014


    A must visit museum that houses the most important collection of Minoan art and artefacts anywhere in the world.

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  • Bluegr Hotels And Resorts, 18 Dec 2013


    The museum houses the most important collection of Minoan art and artefacts anywhere in the world. Exhibits in chronological order from the Neolithic Period to the Greco-Roman period.

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  • Ka, 27 Sep 2013


    Sehr interessantes Museum - ein unbedingtes Muß! All die Fundstücke von den Orten die man auf Kreta sehen kann. Beeindruckend.

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  • Marite, 08 Sep 2013


    Really interesting, best of Knossos is here! Many unpublished items. For students - free entrance. Open after reconstruction.

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  • Edward, 07 Sep 2013


    You must go to Knossos first as the museum will lack depth and story without the context of Knossos.

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  • Irina, 27 Aug 2013


    1st do the trip to the Knossos Palce then the museum

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  • Natalia, 30 Jul 2013


    Основной вход - бесплатно, экспозиция настенных росписей из Кноссоса. Вход с обратной стороны музея - 4 евро, вазы, статуэтки, лабрисы, украшения и т.д. Музей производит очень сильное впечатление.

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  • Vaso, 23 Jul 2013


    η νέα αίθουσα είναι αίσχος.Έχει περάσει καιρός από τόοοοτε που ξεκίνησαν να το φτιάχνουν και ακόμη: Προχειρότητα.Ζέστη.Σκοτάδι. Υπάλληλοι άκυροι.Μία αφίσα για έκθεμα!Το παλιό μουσείο ειναι αξιοπρεπές.

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  • Pauline, 05 Jul 2013


    В музее представлены римский скульптурный портрет и артефакты Кносского дворца. Фрески, золото, малая пластика.

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  • Marucita, 30 Jun 2013


    Музей на реконструкции, работает два входа с разных сторон здания

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  • Jaroslav, 28 May 2013


    Reconstruction - all important things in one room!

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  • Vitaly, 14 May 2013


    Билеты по 4 евро. Фотать можно, только без вспышки!

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  • Pascal, 14 Dec 2012


    Exposition permanente très intéressante.

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  • Michal, 22 Aug 2012


    Small exhibition of sculptures collection.Free entrance and guided tours.

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  • Yannis, 20 Aug 2012


    Sculptures' section now open.

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  • Fraser, 14 Aug 2011


    Only a temporary exhibition just now - the main stuff is being restored. It has been like this since 2007 so who knows when it will be finished

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