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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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WE got here at 10.00 am , and it was busy but not packed, we did not do a tour as we had a hire car so made our own way round. Very informative displays, really enjoyed it! Take... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 31, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

Being in Crete one can't miss Knossos palace as it is the very place where ancient levends get alive... Greek culture in general had a great impact on the developement of human civilization, here you have the chance to feel how much it's true. The ordinary programme also includes vusiting the Zeus Cave, which makes the day you pay for... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2015 NEW

I was very disappointed in this site. Supposedly the most popular attraction in Crete. We did have a guide who stopped every 25m to explain in detail all about the mythology, along with some facts about the history. She was very knowledgable, but I was bored after 20 minutes. To be honest, it was nothing more than some old ruins.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2015 NEW

This is a great way to spend a couple of hours if you like wandering around ruins. We arrived on the same day as a cruise liner tour, which was slightly annoying, but we went the opposite way around to them. Our son learnt a heck of a lot about Greek mythical history and he is fully engrossed in some... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2015 NEW

We had an expectation that the tour with a guide would provide more an of an enriched experience. Whilst we did receive additional info that gave us a holistic understanding, it was quite boring in general. I would recommend that if you have a particular interest in Minoan history then go, but otherwise it is genuinely not that interesting (and... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2015 NEW

WE got here at 10.00 am , and it was busy but not packed, we did not do a tour as we had a hire car so made our own way round. Very informative displays, really enjoyed it! Take lots of fluids, and a hat as there is little shade, although we took a break at the bottom of the... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2015 NEW

Ok, you go there and you walk over really ancient ruins, and if you like history, culture and art, you can spend a nice hour walking around. Anyway, there are a lot of restored parts, which give it a sense of fakeness, and I didnt like that.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2015 NEW

Our guide took us in the afternoon. Much less crowded. We were fortunate that the weather was cooler on the day we went as there is very little cover from the heat. Our guide, Sevestiana, was so knowledgeable and this helped us to make sense of the site; so much easier than reading a guide book or trying to guess... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2015 NEW

We travelled as a family of four as our oldest child was mad keen on Greek myths. It is definitely worth going to see but I would definitely go late, as we did, to avoid the crowds. We arrived at 3-4 o'clock and joined another Brit family at the gates and got our own guide which was great. We wouldn't... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2015 NEW

We got there by bus long queues but well worth the visit smaller than emphasis but quite a lot still in tact the site is on different levels

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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015 NEW

We went in August it was very hot but still a very enjoyable day out I would also recommend a tour guide as they are very knowledgeable

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