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The Palace of Knossos

Knossos | Knossos Avenue, Heraklion, Crete, Greece
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Full Day Tour to Spinalonga Island with BBQ Lunch
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Ranked #10 of 32 Attractions in Heraklion
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Ancient Ruins, Historic Sites, Cultural
Owner description: These labyrinthine ruins are said to have been home to the monstrous...
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Type: Ancient Ruins, Historic Sites, Cultural
Owner description: 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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2014 NEW

Didn't like being transferred from one coach to another and the time it took to get there. It was very hot

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Weaverham, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2014 NEW

we visit Crete every year as we have an apartment there, we took my husbands daughter and husband to see the ruins as it was their first visit to crete. The Knossos ruins have been turned into a tourist friendly area but there is still a lot of history to see and is a must for anyone interested in ancient... More 

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Crete, Greece
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014 NEW

Knossos is an absolute amazing archaeological site to visit. The earlier in the morning you get there, the better, otherwise you will find yourself in the company of thousands of cruise ship visitors and not only. Combine this visit with the archaeological museum in Heraklion, it will transfer you in the past and show you the so magnificent and highly... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2014 NEW via mobile

Very interesting especially if you are into historical sites. Well worth a visit but take plenty of water & slap on the bug spray ! Really nice area.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2014

Well worth the visit. Not as busy as we expected. Looks like a fair amount of artistic licence when restoration carried out.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2014

Located about twenty minutes south of Heraklion and has ample free parking close by. The palace of Knossos was the centre of administration of the entire island during Minoan times which extended from 7000 BC to 1372 BC. Its position allowed for tremendous growth and prosperity as witnessed by the storage magazines, workshops and wall paintings ( such as The... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2014

We spent the best part of a day exploring this ancient site. It provided many answers to question we had to the guide concerning different periods in the history of Crete. I recommend that, having visited this site, a visit to the Archaeological Museum in Herakleion is a must.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 5, 2014

The is the most important rchaeological destination at Heraklion, Crete, the palace of Kind Minos, the head of Minoan civilization. This is the acclaiemed location of the Labyrinth. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Knossos

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2014

After the horrific Santorini eruption most of the Minoan population and culture were lost in the tsunami. The Minoan museum in Heraklion followed by the palace tour will give you a great understanding of what was lost to time. Do yourself a favor and visit the museum in town first. Get reduced tickets for both facilities at the museum. (10... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2014

We had the luxury of having a private tour guide and if it is a possibility for you, I highly recommend it because you learn so much more and you get to take your time viewing everything and trust me there is much to see. It is a popular site and the tour groups are quite large, so navigating at... More 

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