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The Palace of Knossos

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Address: Knossos | Knossos Avenue, Heraklion, Crete, Greece
Phone Number: 15
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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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had a really good time there but to be fair that was down to Nina the tour guide, Definitively suggest that you go as early as you can as it does get hot early so. Going... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 4, 2015
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2015 NEW

I like the history behind these ruins, and seeing the in tact artifacts that have remained untouched from how they were found (relatively), but it have mixed feelings on seeing many of the buildings repainted in bold red and black paint to restore them to how they 'would have been' back in the day. I'm sure they want people to... More 

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Maidstone, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2015 NEW

Very interesting seeing this old historic site and well worth a visit if you're in the area.a decent pair of shoes is needed plus a hat and bottle of water are a must.

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Bridlington, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2015 NEW

A must see if visiting Crete! The ancient Palace or Temple of Knossos is a fascinating place to visit and spend time wandering around the ruins. Some archaeological arguments about the reconstruction and the uses attributed to the rooms. Palace or place of worship or both? Whatever the site was it is an important ancient monument and should be visited.... More 

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Cirencester, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2015 NEW

had a really good time there but to be fair that was down to Nina the tour guide, Definitively suggest that you go as early as you can as it does get hot early so. Going underfoot is places is a bit unsteady, but hey it's nearly 4,500 years old and they didn't have travelators then!!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2015 NEW

It was what you would expect when visiting ruins. It was a large area and fun to walk and imagine what it must have looked like and sounded like when ancient people lived there. A great historical site if you're into that kind of thing. Nice museum/gift shop and we ate at the cafe there which was good.

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Bridlington, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2015 NEW

if your interested in Minoan culture and all the greek mythology this is a must do. the ruins have been restored and preserved excellently and it was great to see what the palace would have looked like all those years ago.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2015 NEW

Took a guided tour which was excellent. Amazing that all those thousands of years ago they had flush toilets and piped water. It gets very hot in the middle of the day, and there is not much shade. Cafe at the entrance is very nice

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2015 NEW

My partner was excited to go see some ancient history however the site is mainly a restoration and may not depict a true tale of history which is a shame.

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Sydney, Australia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2015 NEW

All that is let of this palace are the old foundations, and a few areas that hav been reconstructed to give an idea of the building. After the Parthenon and Ephusus this place was vey disappointing

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015 NEW via mobile

Was disappointed with trip as guide took you round not very much of remains and had to do three languages while the heat was very hot so half way round we decided to look at rest by ourselves and still not bad but only excavations and not bad at 6 euros.

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Address: Address: Knossos | Knossos Avenue, Heraklion, Crete, Greece
Phone Number: 15
Location: Europe  >  Greece  >  Crete  >  Heraklion Prefecture  >  Heraklion

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