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The Palace of Knossos

Knossos, Heraklion, Crete, Greece
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Ranked #10 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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Bucharest, Romania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2014 NEW

If you like ruins you will enjoy it here. It was interesting to hear just how they developed everything so many years ago. The palace of knossos has an incredible history and stories abound about this place

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2014 NEW

We had gone to the ruins on a pre paid tour while on holiday, the 6 year old loved it. Our guide was excellent and was very informative. We just would of liked more time to explore on our own but was tied to our group. not much shelter so take the sun screen and water or if you go... More

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Chester
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2014 NEW

We visited Knossos for a couple of hours as part of a coach trip followed by a visit to the museum in Herklion. The guide was really good and told us lots of information without dragging it out. His descriptions of the palace and rooms were each put into little stories which made it interesting and helped to bring it... More

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Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2014 NEW

If you're going to stay in Iraklion, make sure to visit the palace of knossos. I did a lot of research before hand so that I could tell my husband all the myths associated with this palace. He really enjoyed hearing about the labyrinth and how theseus killed the minotaur.

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Grand Junction, Colorado
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2014 NEW

Knossos in late October is not crowded and no so hot as in the summer. It is highly advisable to either do your homework and know what you are looking at or hire a reputable guide. Also if you go in a very small group that would be better so that you can actually hear the guide. I was travelling... More

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London, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2014 NEW

We found the site rather crowded and chaotic. Although it is a 'must see' if you are visiting northern Crete from the historical point of view, it was very busy and it was not always possible to see specific parts of the site due to the crowds despite it being outside school holidays. We took the bus from the centre... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2014 NEW

We absolutely loved this site. 100% use the official guides when you visit, definitely worth it. And do this before visiting the joint museum (and purchase the joint ticket to save especially if there's a group of you!)

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Newquay, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2014 NEW

If you like ruins you will enjoy it here , if getting thereby car don't be fooled into going into the first car park ( way up the road ) there is a free car park at the entrance .

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Campbell River, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2014 NEW

It was interesting to hear just how they developed everything so many years ago. Take lots of water and wear a hat.

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2014 NEW

We visited this historic site in October, which we were told is at the end of the tourist season, yet somehow the ruins were still packed with tourists. There were so many groups there that sometimes it was hard to even walk down the paths. The ruins themselves are stunning and a must-see if you are in the area, but... More

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