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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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Amazing setting.

Amazing Ruins. Well worth a visit especially with a tour guide who is knowledgeable and can explain what you are seeing.

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 30, 2015
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015 NEW

As a guide in Israel and Jordan my expectations were high I guess. Nothing I have ever encountered came near as close to the crowdedness of this place...and for what?

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Toronto, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015 NEW

Amazing Ruins. Well worth a visit especially with a tour guide who is knowledgeable and can explain what you are seeing.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015 NEW

This is a "must visit" place, due to its historical importance. For me, it was interesting but not astonishing. I could not recokgnize, what is original, and from which point it is a reconstruction. I've visited several important historical sites so fare, but this was not the most impressive (for me). May be, I was tired due to the hot... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015 NEW

This place is the true meaning of history. You feel like you have stepped back in time and can almost visualise how it once looked. Where parts have been restored they have been done in a tasteful manner. You can see some of the original wall decorations and items found at Knossos in the museum at Heraklion. Also the surrounding... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015 NEW

....perhaps we were just "ruined" after 6 weeks touring around south-eastern Europe and Turkey but quite frankly we thought this place was quite boring with little to capture our interest and if it wasn't for our guide's commentary, I could have believed we were touring some bombed out brickworks. The other very annoying aspect was that the tour from and... More 

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Crete, Greece
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015 NEW

Use a guide. It makes the trip so much more interesting. It's a ruin so children, especially teenagers may bore quickly. Sun hat, lots of suntan lotion and water essential as it can be very hot. Guides explain the history and myths really well.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

Incredible, but it was the worst thing I visit in Creta. All is rebuilt, acording to Evan's fantasy. No original paints. Very hot. Over-rated indeed! Don't travel a lot of km for visit it as I did, is not worthy. Enjoy, instead, old towns and monastries, beaches and nature.

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Havant, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

Fascinating place and our guide gave us far more history and background than we would have got from reading the signs alone... But guides expensive at 10 euros over Lerwick on top of the admission fee. Take lots of water and sunscreen.

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Aberdour, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

Impressive sight. Under 18s get in free. Buy a joint ticket for the archaeological museum in Heraklion and go there afterwards. We travelled independently by bus from koutouloufari and it was very straightforward to get there.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW via mobile

We visited The Palace of Knossos in march it was Sunday and free entry:-) I did not expect it to be so big and have such detailed information everywhere.There were guides at the entrance which for few euros they would walk with you and tell you an amazing piece of history. Lovely day out and will strongly recommend it. If... More 

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

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