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Museum for the Battle of Crete and National Resistance - CLOSED

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Quirky museum

A lot of interesting items but not tagged or catalogued. If you do not have reasonable knowledge of... read more

Reviewed 16 December 2015
London, United Kingdom
Insight in to History

Not a specially great museum albeit only dealing with the German occupation and the subsequent... read more

Reviewed 24 November 2014
Weybridge, United Kingdom
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16 Nov 2016
“Historical museum.”
20 Sep 2016
“IThe Historical Mueum of Heraklion”
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Reviewed 17 November 2016

Unique museum for modern history. A must visit for every European. Cultural exhibits of famous Cretan writers and poets also exist.

Date of experience: June 2016
Thank nektar168
Reviewed 21 September 2016

It's a very interersting museum regarding the history of the isle up to the recent years (ancient history you may see to the other excellent museum for the Ancient Years. In the historical museum you have the opportunity to see a lot of original articles...More

Date of experience: August 2016
Reviewed 2 June 2016

Well worth a visit, an educational reminder of what the islanders endured during Hitler's attempt to control the world

Date of experience: May 2016
Thank Flatpacker
Reviewed 8 February 2016

Try the excellent WW2 exhibition at the Historical Museum on the seafront. There is also an marvellous WW2 museum at Askifou on the mountain road south from Rethymon

Date of experience: February 2016
2  Thank Richardjjj
Reviewed 16 December 2015

A lot of interesting items but not tagged or catalogued. If you do not have reasonable knowledge of the tools of war you will not be able to understand much. The staff are basically disinterested and seem to resent the intrudance

Date of experience: October 2015
1  Thank GarryGT
Reviewed 15 October 2015

Still closed and has been for two years.Such a shame as it is really interesting. Lacking funds to re=open it. Maybe when Greece sorts its problems out it will reopen.

Date of experience: October 2015
Thank Davidpanostalos
Reviewed 29 September 2015

We had been looking forward to seeing this museum, but it has been closed, even though one web-site says it opens in winter. In general, it is very hard to find accurate tourist information in Crete- this is very strange, as it is a key...More

Date of experience: September 2015
Thank grafran
Reviewed 24 November 2014

Not a specially great museum albeit only dealing with the German occupation and the subsequent relief by the allies. The battle for Crete as all people know that are interested in history was particularly bloody with the Germans holding on very firmly and well dug...More

Date of experience: March 2014
3  Thank KenG927
Reviewed 21 October 2014

this museum is dedicated to the battle of Crete in the second world war (with British and German artifacts)and the on going resistance played by the partisans & the church during the German occupation, some very emotive pictures. To those how are interested please take...More

Date of experience: October 2014
3  Thank Paul B
Reviewed 30 September 2014

I love the history of WWII, but here. There are just not enough artifacts on the exhibition. And, I feel, that Crete could dive a little bit deeper in the history, not only the Germans, but also Ottoman, Romans, Venetians (who burned few villages alive)...More

Date of experience: September 2014
3  Thank Russian_Bear2012
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