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Malia Ruins

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Address: By Malia, Malia, Crete, Greece
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Recommended length of visit: <1 hour
Description: The site of an ancient Minoan civilization, these majestic ruins are...
The site of an ancient Minoan civilization, these majestic ruins are surrounded by the beautiful Greek countryside.
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interesting but hot!

This was reasonably priced and quite interesting. Only downside is water cannot be purchased inside the ruins.

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 19, 2015
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Blackpool, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015 NEW

Easy to get too 7 euros in a taxi.. If you like ruins then you will appreciate these ..then when you have finished come out turn right and walk down to the most spectacular ocean view on the right and on the left is the most amazing Greek tavern that sells wonderfull food they also have a runner who is... More 

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Warsaw, Poland
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

We tried to visit Malia Ruins during our stay, we managed only to see it from outside the fence. However our friends went there and said there is not much to see and they would suggest spending the money for something else. Especially that they were not allowed to see bigest part of the ruins as they were not available... More 

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Halifax, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

This was reasonably priced and quite interesting. Only downside is water cannot be purchased inside the ruins.

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Fort William, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2015

Really interesting place to visit. Lots to see. Could do with a little more explanation in places though.

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Bucharest, Romania
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2015

Malia palace is very well organized, but the history is not very detailed. Is close to the sea, so you can stop by on your way to the beach. You can get here with a car or a bus.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2015

The Minoan ruins here and the nearby burial site are impressive and far quieter than Knossos so you get the place to yourself. Most of the site is shaded by large structures over the main digs. When you visit the archeological museum in Heraklion most of the jewellery and interesting items come from this site. We stayed at Sissi and... More 

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Blackpool, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2015

Although the review says we travelled here in May 2015, we first visited in 1988, since which time there have been a lot of repairs made to halt the general deterioration of the ruins. When we first saw them, the ruins were little more than the base outlines of the Palace. However, this is a good example of Cretan ruins.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

Ruins of Minoan palace, for most people nothing to see there, but for me that was really nice experience to walk between ruins of old civilization.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015

After having visited Knossos, a walk around the remnants of the Minoan palace at Malia was a breath of fresh air. It was much more quiet, which allowed us to get a better feel of the site. The site is not as impressively (-positively and negatively-) reconstructed as Knossos. Instead, scale models in the small building near the entrance give... More 

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Zurich, Switzerland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015

its all beautiful and untouched .. friendly people and beautiful scenery by car is just awesome views of the clliffs

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Address: By Malia, Malia, Crete, Greece
Location: Europe  >  Greece  >  Crete  >  Heraklion Prefecture  >  Malia

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