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Archaeological Museum of Agios Nikolaos

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Address: 74 Konstantinou Palaiologou, Agios Nikolaos, Crete 721 00, Greece
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Worth the climb even though there is just a temporary free poster exhibition

The museum is closed for major re-structuring at present but they have an exhibition in one of the rooms with posters detailing the history of the town. It is presented in Greek... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 22 May 2016
Janet P
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Falkirk, United Kingdom
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Oslo, Norway
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 August 2016

All the archeological Objects are still not accessible to the Public. Only a Photo Exhibition is open.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 August 2016

I have read so much about Knossos and Minoan civilization and everything I wanted to see was in that museum. My daughter was so excited she hasn't stop talking about it. Wonderful way to teach a child about Greek history and ancient civilization

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Hemel Hempstead, Herts
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 June 2016

Wanted to visit this museum, if only to see the "Goddess of Mirtos" vessel, but it was still closed and no-one seems to have any idea when it might re-open, if ever. The photography exhibition is ok, but hardly worth the uphill trek from the town.

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London, United Kingdom
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 June 2016

One of the things on my 'to do' list in Agios Nikolaos was a visit to the Archaeological Museum but alas I discovered that it is still closed due to a lack of funds with no firm re-opening date. This is most disappointing and, hopefully, the Museum will re-open its doors before too longer as there are not exactly a... More 

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Western Australia, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 May 2016

Both our hotel, the Minos Palace, and the Information Office next to the Archeological Museum report that it is closed for renovations and apparently has been since 2011 as there is lack of funds for its completion. It seems unbelievable that recent reviews have given it 5 stars? Unfortunately, it was a Monday so the Information office was also closed... More 

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Falkirk, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 May 2016

The museum is closed for major re-structuring at present but they have an exhibition in one of the rooms with posters detailing the history of the town. It is presented in Greek and English only. It took us about half an hour to go round it. It is laid out in an anti-clockwise direction and most of our fellow visitors... More 

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Thank Janet P
Stockport, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 April 2016

Which was a shame, but not so surprising given it was November 2015. However the room that was open was of great interest

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Leicester, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 November 2015

This museum was not open when we visited, we were told it had not been open for 3 years because of Greeces economic difficulties. We were also told it should be open sometime in 2016.

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 September 2015

Absolutely beautiful since it was re-done, spacious, airy and very informative, so many exhibitions you need a good few hours to really take everything in! An excellent museum!

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Nelson, Nelson, New Zealand
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 September 2015

Miss this and you've missed Crete. Amazing ruins which have with stood time and the elements. Easily accessible with plenty of parking. Just across the street when you are leaving is a really lovely little restaurant with very nice traditional fare. Be sure to take your camera/phone.

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