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

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  • Quiet Sapah, 02 Sep 2017

    Отличная экспозиция - освободите 2-3 часа для этого музея. Отключите wi-fi, просто смотрите и фотографируйте!)

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  • Tasos, 21 Aug 2017

    What's good? Everything is good. History near us

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  • David, 16 Aug 2017

    A must go to understand the minoan history. The first rooms are my favourite. Ask for the combo ticket to avoid the queue in Knosso palace if you want to visit both. Better be here around 10am.

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  • giampiero, 01 Aug 2017

    Museo molto grande e con ottimo percorso che illustra anche in modo interattivo la storia della cultura cretese. Sono presenti affreschi, statue utensili e molto altro proveniente da cnosso e non solo

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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!

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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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