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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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Pittsburgh, PA
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45 reviews 45 reviews
19 attraction reviews
54 helpful votes 54 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014 NEW

I'm thinking Evans might have been a crack pot. I think it's quite possible he assumed too much here. They are still regurgitating the same story today. I'd be interested in what other people in the archeology field think about all this. You have no idea what you are looking at here. What's real...what's not? This is truly unfortunate because... More

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Kaiserslautern, Germany
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014 NEW

If you visit Crete, you must visit Knossos. We went on a guided tour on a very hot day. The guide was excellent at making the place come alive - and for keeping us in the shade as much as possible. Many items worth saving from the site are in the museum in Heraklion, but this place provides a context.... More

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Agios Nikolaos, Greece
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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014 NEW

Hello, i have been on this place many times whit my school, whit my family.... friends etc.... Its a nice place whit alot of history in it ... dont forget the strong sun of Crete ... don t start you'r walk thear whit out a hat and a bottle of water whear you can get it from the Mini markets... More

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Derbyshire, United Kingdom
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014 NEW via mobile

Im not a massive history fan but this was a great trip out to see apart of the islands past! We went on a thursday morning which meant no queue at all and not too many other tourists! We chose not to have a tour guide as we had taken our 4yr old so didn't want to be restricted! There... More

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Whitehaven, England, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014 NEW

Definitely stirs the imagination! Guides are available to explain/guide you round but we just bought a guide book. It is a very exposed site so hat/sunscreen/water essential if you are visiting in high summer and the best time to go is immediately it opens or after 3.00pm. During other times it is very very busy - as it should be!... More

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Singapore
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18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014 NEW

Perhaps I do not fancy the place as much due to my lack interest in history but with the abundance of historical sites in Greece, the palace of Knossos did not strike a special note to me. The site is huge, but it's a little too crowded during my visit. For some landmarks photo-taking, people actually have to queue. I... More

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Warsaw, Poland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014 NEW

Stimulates imagination! Well organised, well maintained, big free parking. I recommend to visit! Nice bar inside, very good fresh juices, much worse food..

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Raleigh, North Carolina
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014 NEW

It was July and very hot, and on this open site that did not help. But even without the heat the place was too crowded to be enjoyable. Do not go in the morning as all the tour guides suggest- tour buses all over the place. We left around 1:00 pm and most of the buses were clearing out also.... More

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Central Romania, Romania
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014 NEW

You should visit knossos with a guide or to read before about it .Because we arrived there and just walked around and looked at the ruins.I read somewhere that if you not visit knossos is like you go in paris and you not visit the Eiffel tour. PS for students is free .

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South Jutland, Denmark
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014

The fantastic touch of ancient history and the greatness of the palace. It was great to walk there, remembering all the mythological stories.

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