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Address: By Malia, Malia, Crete, Greece
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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Ruins of the old Palace of Malia

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... read more

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

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 NEW

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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The Netherlands
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015 NEW

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 NEW

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

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Essex, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2015

I like History so I was interested. A bit out of the way had to get a taxi to visit. Enjoy the visit.

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Nicosia, Cyprus
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2015

If you visited Knossos Palace; you will find this Malia Palace site as just scattered stones and ruins of one of the Minoan Civilization Palaces; the site is empty compared to the crowds in the Knossos Palace. A visit to the side rooms of the site will be more than enough to demonstrate how this place looked like thousand years... More 

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Kilkeel, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2015

Went here on our last day to kill an hour or so, it was quite interesting to see such an old civilization dating back to before christ. We got a guide who gave us a good insight to what went on in the palace when it was standing but he asked for £5 and was then going to take £20!... More 

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Stirling, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2015

Wee stayed in the old town and it was lovely .then a walk in to main strip was nice plenty place to do

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Swansea, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2015

Great excitement to feel that you are in a place of the most ancient civilization of Europe! The place is of big historical value as it is the third most important place of Minoan civilization after the palace of Knossos and Phaistos.

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Kingston-upon-Hull, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2015

Glad we were in walking distance as it could of been a disappointment if we had booked a trip to see the ruins Not a lot to see .I was expecting more ,half a dozen broken urns and lots not stones. Dont go if your expecting lavish ruins .It took about 10 minutes to see everything. Only cost 4 euros... More 

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

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