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Address: Knossos | Knossos Avenue, Heraklion, Crete, Greece
Description: These labyrinthine ruins are said to have been home to the monstrous...
These labyrinthine ruins are said to have been home to the monstrous Minotaur, a half-man half-bull creature that devoured young virgins.
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I enjoyed two hrs there early one morning before the crwods arrived. I though the signage was pretty good but if there had been a guide there was at all reasonable I would have... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 30, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2015 NEW via mobile

early April, late morning, few people about and plenty of guides. We decided to go round on our own with a guidebook and, as all the signs are in English, this proved ok. A huge site with lots to see and to marvel at. Shame that so much is reconstructed and that you have to go to the museum in... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2015 NEW

Definitely go and see if you are interested in the history of Crete. I would recommend taking one of the tours around the site, as there is much more information about the site than is on the signs, but you may want to wander around yourself after this. The bus to and from Heraklion (or Iraklio on some signs) is... More 

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Ashford, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2015 NEW

Fantastic historical site, not fully preserved but under restorations. If you are a bit of a history boff like myself you will love visiting the sites and imagining what it would of looked like in all its glory! Reasonable and easily accessible from Heraklion, use the bus service as its really easy!

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Santa Barbara
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2015 NEW

I enjoyed two hrs there early one morning before the crwods arrived. I though the signage was pretty good but if there had been a guide there was at all reasonable I would have considered it.There is a lot to take in. I was there as it opened and there weren't any around and I had sort of been put... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2015 NEW

A brilliant site, that reconstructs just enough and leaves the rest to your imagination. Great for children who would, I imagine, love climbing the steps and exploring halls

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Elgin, South Carolina
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015 NEW

The palace is from several thousands of years BC, and you can tell. They're doing what they can to preserve it and have restored some parts also. We chose not to get an audio guide, but probably would have benefitted from having one. Only problem was, my wife and I would have had to pay 60 euro. But if you... More 

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Rushden, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015 NEW

Amazing site. Try to go off season or very early in the morning. We hired a car to leave our hotel early and get there before the tour buses. This is an amazing place. PLEASE respect the site. Whilst we were there several people ignored the signs and climbed over the artifacts, I would hate to think that if we... More 

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York, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015

The only problem when I went was the amount of people around, I lost my group several times, but that isn't always a bad thing! I did not realise Knossos was on Crete until after the holiday was booked but I had always wanted to see it. Maybe the best time to go to Crete May or September, it was... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015

Went as part of a university trip. It's very rich in culture and you can explore different parts of the palace free of restrictions. Its definitely a must see archaelogical site

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Bucharest, Romania
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2015

I had the privilege to visit off-season in February on a beautiful Sunday morning when there were only a handful of visitors. This allowed to take in the site and go around several times at a slow pace both with and without a guide. When the site was discovered a lot of "restoration" took place with the intend to educate... More 

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