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The Palace of Knossos

Knossos, Heraklion, Crete, Greece
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Ranked #6 of 33 attractions in Heraklion
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Type: Ancient Ruins, Historic Sites
Traveler Description: The Palace of Knossos is the most important monument in Crete. The archaeological site of Knossos is 5 km southeast of Heraklion, in the valley of... more »
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58 reviews 58 reviews
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26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014 NEW

We visited the Palace of Knossos in July and arrived right about the same time as probably a half-dozen cruise ship tourists. The place was so crowded that we could barely move around, much less get a close up look at many of the artifacts and signage. It was also a little disappointing (although we understand why) that almost all... More

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Leicester, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014 NEW

We visited here on a very hot day, which made it difficult to take in all of the information, but the stories we were told were really interesting. We could also see the places where some of the legends are supposed to have taken place, in particular 'Theseus and the Minotaur'. Worth a visit but try and pick a cool... More

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Paris
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014 NEW

Impressive palace for an impressive and mysterious Minoan civilisation , I strongly advise you to call for a guide that is available in the entrance at 10 EUR per person in order to understand deeply the monuments you are seeing and the history behind that .

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Bucharest, Romania
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014 NEW

If you are visiting Crete , you must visit this place, the myth of Minotaur. It`a amazing that after so many years we can still visit and see the ruins of tha Palace of Knossos. There are also some peacocks that wander free.

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State of Rio Grande do Sul
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014 NEW

The ruins of the palace of Knossos, heart of a very ancient civilization, is a place full of history both real and imaginary, and that's exactly what makes it so special for the ones who love greek mithology. It was built around 4000 years ago, and much of its history is mixed with the myth of King Minos and the... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014 NEW

Outstanding place to visit when in Crete, be sure to take some water with you while walking around, there is some shade but not that much. Also a guide at €10 an adult is a must, our gude was great, she was clearly passionate about knossos and enjoyed passing her knowledge onto us.

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Heraklion Crete
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014 NEW

Ok it's something that you have to visit if you visit Crete, and not just Heraklion. It's the ancient palace and civilization in Europe. I always take my foreign friends there for a guide, and always when I'm doing that I feel very disappointed by my fellow Cretan civilians..... Please stop cheating and deceive the tourist with the parking areas,... More

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014 NEW

Me and my girlfriend and her 3 year old daughter went to the place today it was ok we payed 6 euro each but was very busy in my opinion if you aren't generally interested in greek ruins don't go .

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Merthyr Tydfil, Wales, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014 NEW

Loved this place we had a fab day very hot we had a lovely tour guide the palace was brilliant to see as I love history even the kids enjoyed

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Sgb
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014 NEW

As part of the guidance value on myths and legends and very graphic description of life at that time (almost 4000 years ago!) Was placed in the palace. e.g. a myth of human bull or three women or the exact location selected and the life in the palace

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