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Malia Ruins

By Malia, Malia, Crete, Greece
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Ranked #4 of 13 attractions in Malia
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Type: Ancient Ruins
Recommended length of visit: <1 hour
Traveler Description: Minoan palace at Malia is third largest Minoan palace in Crete. First it was build in 1900 BC and destroyed in 1700 BC along with other big palaces... more »
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Kingston-upon-Hull, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014 NEW

Lacks information, would be helpful if more information was available so you understood what you where looking at.

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Carlisle, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014

These excavations are shown as they have been exposed. They have not been reconstructed or shaped how they think they may have been. They are the genuine article well worth a visit.

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014

I visited here in August with my partner and was staying in Malia downtown, I thought the price was very fair, (4 Euro per person), which was fortunate, as we did not think about changing money before we went there. The actual site was very interesting with a quite large excavation with people working onsite, this is not something I... More

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London
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

Visited this site after Knossos so was able to imagine what parts of it might have been like. No 'reconstructions' here and investigations continue. Much quieter than Knossos. Very different location and atmosphere. Part seemed to be closed when we were there. If you're trying to build a picture of what Crete was like then, this really helps.

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London
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

Well worth seeing and understanding the Malia palace layout gave us more insight when we visited Knossos. Really quiet and only about 4 euros.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

Quite interesting, but not too much to see just the remains of buildings. We went around via the Happy Train, so the ride was nice.

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Reykjavik, Iceland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

Lots of things to see and very interesting old stories about this location you are visiting. Parts of the ruins were closed to the public, but many things to see.

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Poole, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

Quite a small site but of genuine historical interest. Don't expect Knossos but it's much quieter and only a couple of euros to get in.

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Whitley, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

It's always nice to look round these places, you don't even have to go in if you don't want to, you can see just as much by looking through the fence down the side

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Hoboken
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014 via mobile

Leave the town for what it is, this is the real attraction of Malia. No big crowds here, just you and the ruins of what used to be a Minoan Palace. Take tour time, stroll through what used to be a royal courtyard, the workshops, the religious area. Still well maintained and research still on going.

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