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The numerous findings from the Palace of Knossos such as art, pottery, vessels, figurines, and the original wall-paintings, are all housed in Archaeological Museum of Heraklion.
This museum contains the most important Minoan collection.
Minimum 2 hours to enjoy it. Best sight in town. Indoor, fully air conditioning during summer. I was thrilled by the golden ring of King Minos. Ideal to be combined with shopping. There is combined ticket with Knossos Palace which is 5km south of the...More
An excellent presentation of artifacts of vases, statues, jewellery that have been dated 2000 and 3000 BC. Makes you realise there was a well ordered civilisation that the Greeks of today feel in their DNA.
I felt that this was much more enlightening than Knossos....More
Just of off the large central square is the museum which costs 16 per adult for a three day ticket including Knossos
The museum is firstly well laid out in date order and colour coded so easy to walk through
However what is more interesting...More
The museum is quite small but very interesting and well presented ! I much more appreciated that place to the Cnossos Palace and I really felt here the importance of the civilization presented there. Definiticely the place to see in Heraklion !
It is definitely essential, not only for the fans of history tourism to pay a visit to this museum, since it its expedition includes the most significant parts of Greek history and especially the Minoan culture 2500 years BC.One disadvantage is that auto guide is...More
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At Knossos, you can hire a guide. An 80 euro fee(I think) gets you a guide. S/he will take up to 4 people of 1 language. These are mostly bachelor to master's prepared historians or archaeologists, very well versed in the... More
At Knossos, you can hire a guide. An 80 euro fee(I think) gets you a guide. S/he will take up to 4 people of 1 language. These are mostly bachelor to master's prepared historians or archaeologists, very well versed in the Minoan culture. The Knossos site is a few miles out of town. The museum is right downtown in Heraklion and is extensive. Truly an amazing museum. I would not use a guide there. You need to wander and absorb. We took a break and came back later in the day. (No additional fee.)
You can only absorb so much. Staff is friendly and helpful, as are all the people we met in Heraklion
We went the third week in September and the lines are very minimal if you are there by 9 - 9:30. Once the buses started coming into Knossos there were certainly 15 min. lines to see the palace chambers.