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Historical Museum of Crete, Heraklion

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History Museum Museum
Gain an understanding of Cretan history through exhibits spanning the Byzantine era to World War II at Historical Museum of Crete. Founded in 1953 in a neoclassical building formerly known as the House of Kalokairinos, the museum showcases the Nikos Kazantzakis collection, featuring the study and library from the author's home, personal effects, manuscripts of his works, and first editions of his books in various languages. Other exhibits highlight the works of renowned Cretan artist, El Greco, and the traditional crafts of the island, including examples of ceramics, sculptures, coins, jewelry, wall paintings, and heirlooms. Rent an audio guide for more information about each exhibit and take a break with a sea view at the balcony cafe. Add Historical Museum of Crete and other attractions to your Heraklion trip itinerary using our Heraklion itinerary planner.
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  • The Historical museum of Crete, contains 2 floors of artifacts found in the Minoan palace of Knossos 3 kilometers down the road.  more »
  • If you're a history buff or into Greek history, this should be a place you visit. I studied Anthropology, my boyfriend studied history, so this was right up our allies.  more »
  • We spent nearly 2 hours to see the museum. There are a lot of nice collection which help us understand more about history of this country 4000 year old of culture and life..  more »
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  • Great museum for all those history buffs who wish to learn more about the island of Crete and its history. A lot of information about the many empires that ruled Crete (Byzantium, Venetian and Turkish). Highly enjoyable.
  • Unique experience for byzantine art lovers.
  • I liked a lot the WW2 sector
  • Good service and well made exhibition.
  • Newly built, interssante exhibition, small cafe - opening time could be longer
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